March 17, 2014 |
Veteran journalist and former California First Lady Maria Shriver is out to put a human face on Americans struggling to stay above the poverty line. In her new HBO documentary, "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert," Shriver focuses on a 30-year-old single mother of three who earns less than $10 an hour as a nursing assistant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The work, which premieres Monday, is meant to highlight the struggles of an estimated 42 million women and 28 million children who are living in or are on the brink of poverty.
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March 17, 2014 |
A Temecula college student who extorted young women, including a future Miss Teen USA, into sending him nude photos and video was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison, federal prosecutors said. Jared James Abrahams, 20, was arrested last year and pleaded guilty in November to one count of computer hacking and three counts of extortion, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles. The case came to national attention last year after it was reported that Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, who was crowned in August, was one of Abrahams' victims.
March 16, 2014
Re "More bad motherly advice," Opinion, March 13 So Susan Patton is again telling young women to marry young, preferably Princeton, and to possess the best faces and bodies early plastic surgery can provide. Instead of hearing more about Patton, I'd like to hear about the women who married Ivy Leaguers while they were still fresh and beautiful but found their husbands and their elite degrees to be lacking in both substance and respect. I'd like to hear about the women who suffered mightily at the hands of such pedigreed men. But I'd rather not hear anymore about Patton and her book.
February 20, 2014 |
Most women working today will not live to see the day that women reach parity with men in leadership roles in business, politics and more. That won't happen for 71 years, according to a new report. The Women's Media Center report, released this week, on the status of women in media takes a close look at women's present role in news, television, tech, entrepreneurship and social media, and their findings are bleak. The report sums it up: “Progress is slow.” So slow that women won't have equal footing with men in leadership roles in politics, business, entrepreneurship and nonprofits until 2085, according to the report.
February 14, 2014 |
In the span of a few weeks, Hillary Rodham Clinton has found herself the target of insinuations about her husband's liaison with a White House intern and has watched her private confidences as first lady spill into public view after a conservative website wrote about the papers of her close friend. So it seemed fitting that during an event on empowering women and girls at New York University on Thursday Clinton might have been thinking about how to deal with criticism headed her way should she decide to run for president in 2016.
January 17, 2014 |
NEW YORK - Late one evening in June, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are outlining an episode for their Comedy Central series, "Broad City," when their conversation turns to Superman - specifically, which incarnation of the Man of Steel is the hottest. "To me, he's like the porn-star version of Superman," says Glazer, 26, pointing to Dean Cain's picture on the cover of an Entertainment Weekly issue commemorating the character's 75th anniversary. Jacobson, 29, agrees. "He's like a trashy Superman.