4:00 pm, May 16th | by Sheena Marquis
Since the mid-1980s, there has been an exponential increase in the number of girls arrested, waiting in detention, and serving time in foster placement. According to statistics published in 2009, of all juvenile arrests, 25% are arrests for crimes of domestic and family violence. These arrests disproportionally affect girls: although young women represent 29% of all juvenile arrests, they make up 31% of assault arrests, 35% domestic violence arrests, and 41% child-to-parent violence arrests. Our young girls deserve better.
6:00 pm, May 3rd | by Colette McIntyre
Business developer, author, and Amsterdamian Flavia Tamara Dzodan took to her blog to discuss being “the Other” and being unloveable; the result is heartbreaking, eloquent, and poignant.
10:30 am, March 20th | by Meredith Lepore
Never underestimate the power of fashion.
9:35 am, March 6th | by Meredith Lepore
Taylor Swift is on the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair and she is sounding off about everything that bothers her which, believe it or not, includes things besides her ex-boyfriends.
4:30 pm, February 27th | by Colette McIntyre
Rosie Gray may be an awesome political reporter but that hasn’t protected her from awkward and sexist interrogations in post-debate spin rooms. Elsewhere: thoughts on the word “whatever,” which baby animal we should replace humans with, and more!
5:30 pm, February 12th | by Meredith Lepore
If you are a woman who works in Washington, you might see a doppleganger of yourself at certain New York Fashion Week shows this week — well, a much taller and skinnier version of yourself. According to MSNBC, designers this year are taking major inspiration from the style of Washington D.C. power women.
3:30 pm, February 5th | by Meredith Lepore
Big news today: Hillary Clinton has rolled out a new web site. Many people say this signifies the beginning of her 2016 run. Plus, her old web site, HillaryClinton.com, offers a link to the new website “to reach the Office of Hillary Clinton,” which is creating further speculation. And this web site was launched a week after she leaves her post as Secretary of State. Coincidence? I think not. In this case, this picture might literally be saying 1,000 words.
9:45 am, February 5th | by Meredith Lepore
Today Forbes came out with a very useful list (not that knowing Taylor Swift’s net worth isn’t useful but…actually, it’s really not) ranking the cities where women earn the most. Considering that women are still making 77 cents for every dollar that men make and with the gap looming even larger for African American and Latino women, this is pretty handy. So where do women earn the most?
9:45 am, January 30th | by Meredith Lepore
Female lawyers in Turkey have won the right to wear the Islamic headscarf, commonly known as hijab, in court.
12:45 pm, January 24th | by Meredith Lepore
The number of women invited to Davos, the famous conference of the world’s biggest business and political elites, has always been a bit of a sore spot. Despite a new quota which requires that the biggest companies send at least one woman for every four men, the percentage of women attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) is at 17% for the second year in a row.