Tag: Women and Girls

Jennifer King Becomes First Black Woman to Coach N.F.L. Full-Time

It established the Women’s Careers in Football Forum, an annual event held in conjunction with the league’s scouting combine that since 2017 has given women with entry-level roles in college programs a chance to learn from, and network with, N.F.L. general managers, coaches and executives. At last February’s session, 26 of the league’s 32 teams […]

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A Washington Coach Reaches a First for Black Women in the N.F.L.

It established the Women’s Careers in Football Forum, an annual event held in conjunction with the league’s scouting combine that since 2017 has given women with entry-level roles in college programs a chance to learn from, and network with, N.F.L. general managers, coaches and executives. At last February’s session, 26 of the league’s 32 teams […]

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False Rumors About Covid-19 Vaccines Are Scaring Women

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on women’s careers, finances and home lives. Although the vaccines may represent a solution, as scientists studying coronavirus infection and immune responses in women, we are now hearing from young women who say they might skip the shots out of fear for their fertility or nursing child. […]

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Alber Elbaz Has a New Answer for What Women Want

“If it goes well, we can repeat,” Mr. Elbaz said. “If it doesn’t, we stop.” But, he said, “the idea is, by the end of the year, you have everything you need.” Kay Barron, the fashion director of Net-a-Porter, called the collection “modular.” And though, as she said, everyone expected Mr. Elbaz to come back […]

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Lloyd Austin Tackles Military’s Sexual Assault Problem

WASHINGTON — After years of failure to curb the scourge of sexual assault in the military, Lloyd J. Austin III, the new secretary of defense, is open to considering significant revisions to how those crimes are prosecuted, a potential sea change that generations of commanders have resisted. Overhauling the way the military handles sexual assault […]

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A Monument Honoring Brooklyn Abolitionists Stalls Under Scrutiny

When the artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed was commissioned to conceive of a project honoring Brooklyn abolitionists, she wanted to turn the idea of a monument on its head. She proposed to reinvent the design of the anticipated Willoughby Square Park in Downtown Brooklyn with pavement engravings and bronze placards, which would offer questions and prompts […]

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Olympic Athlete Speaks of Assault and Breaks a Bigger Silence in Greece

Many victims do not speak out, Ms. Sakellaropoulou said on Monday after meeting Ms. Bekatorou, “because they know that in the best-case scenario they will face pity or mistrust and in the worst case contempt, derision, even social stigma.” While incidents are rarely reported, studies suggest that sexual harassment in Greek workplaces is common. A […]

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What Defines Domestic Abuse? Survivors Say It’s More Than Assault

As destructive as those behaviors may be, they are not often treated by law enforcement or courts as improper on their own, sharpening the belief that victims must be battered and hospitalized before their accounts might be taken seriously. Doubt about how the justice system would treat them is not unfounded: About 88 percent of […]

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What Kamala Harris Means For Girls

After Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won (not on election night but a few days later, when it seemed clear that the victory was real) my oldest daughter, now a teenager, emerged from her bedroom and started to dance wildly in our living room, without music even, legs kicking high, arms swirling, dancing as if […]

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Adoption Used to Be Hush-Hush. This Book Amplifies the Human Toll.

Adoption agencies became the middleman to meet both needs. And in the rush to create perfect families — and to collect a fee for each child they placed — agencies like Louise Wise blurred what, through today’s lens, are clear ethical lines. Not only did the agencies fail to consider “the lifelong emotional impact of […]

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A Cabinet That ‘Looks Like America.’ But Who Does the Talking?

“No matter how you slice and dice the data, whether you’re looking at the cabinet or at White House staff, you’re going to see the same commitment to diversity.” — Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, senior fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center President Biden’s proposed cabinet would be the most diverse in U.S. history, comprising […]

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Why Kamala Harris and ‘Firsts’ Matter, and Where They Fall Short

“When I got to the Senate, I’m telling you, I got my face kicked in,” Ms. Moseley Braun said. “There was nobody there who was Black, male or female. My first day, the officer didn’t want to let me in. Someone else had to say, ‘That’s the new senator from Illinois.’” “I hope the sacrifices […]

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An Old Role With a New Gender: Emhoff Becomes the First Second Gentleman

WASHINGTON — Douglas Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris and the first second gentleman, visited the Library of Congress this month for what he called some “homework” on his new role. He learned of the story from a century ago of Lois Marshall, then the second lady in a Democratic administration, and Grace […]

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Two Sisters Who Changed the Medical Profession

Elizabeth proved herself to be an assiduous and determined student. She traveled to Europe to gain practical experience, and continued to work even after losing an to eye an excruciating bout of gonorrheal conjunctivitis, which she had contracted on the job. She would speak derisively about “the hideousness of modern fornication,” and seemed to find […]

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How Can We Read Edith Wharton Today?

“THE CUSTOM OF the Country,” Wharton’s novel of divorce, was among her favorites. Begun in 1908 and published in 1913, the book took her an uncommonly long time to write. She was distracted by other projects — in those years, she produced “Ethan Frome” (1911) and “The Reef” (1912) as well as short stories — […]

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For Kamala Harris, an Influential Voice and a Decisive Vote

WASHINGTON — Hours after she is sworn in as America’s 49th vice president, becoming the first woman and first woman of color in the job, Kamala Harris will return to the U.S. Capitol for what is likely to be her first official act, the swearing-in of three newly-elected Democratic senators. Ms. Harris will be acting […]

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A Chinese Celebrity Scandal Puts Surrogate Births on Trial

The scandal already seemed tailor-made for celebrity websites and online gossips: A glamorous Chinese actress stood accused by her estranged partner of abandoning two surrogate babies they had decided to have together, stranding him in the United States to take care of them. When his allegations hit the Chinese internet on Monday, the outrage couldn’t […]

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The Stories of Those Who Lost Decades in the Closet

“We started it. You young folks finish it.” — The Rev. Magora Kennedy, an 82-year-old on the fight for LGBT+ rights On a quiet block in downtown Brooklyn, a new photography exhibit — housed inside a senior living center — invites viewers to consider an essential question: How do we measure the emotional and social […]

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Women Will Support Kamala Harris by Wearing Pearls on Inauguration Day

Ms. Allison doesn’t take a single day for granted. “If I am alive for Inauguration Day and have my health, I will be watching every bit of it,” she said. “For that day I will probably get a little dressed up and put some pearls on.” She wore them on her wedding day, 57 years […]

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Deborah Rhode, Who Transformed the Field of Legal Ethics, Dies at 68

She is survived by her husband and her sister, Christine Rhode. Ms. Rhode attended New Trier East High School, where she was a champion debater, often facing off against another future legal star, Merrick Garland, the federal judge nominated to be attorney general in the Biden administration, who attended Niles West High School nearby. Arriving […]

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Will Biden’s Stimulus Package Help Women Get Back to Work?

“What that signals to me is that the new administration understands the magnitude of the problem.” — C. Nicole Mason, president and chief executive of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research In Her Words is available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on […]

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She Thought the Grizzlies Wanted Hiring Advice. They Wanted Her.

“I don’t have these thick folders on every team in the N.B.A. like I did in the N.E.W.M.A.C.,” she said, referring, of course, to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. Lucia Robinson-Griggs, the Vassar College coach who was a longtime assistant under Raman, said she had already felt the effects of Raman’s jump […]

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Javicia Leslie on Becoming TV’s First Black Batwoman

Javicia Leslie was all dressed up with nowhere to go. Stuck under strict quarantine, she had spent a week without talking in person to anyone outside her Airbnb in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was there to finish shooting Season 2 of the CW series “Batwoman,” just back from a trip to Los Angeles to see […]

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Rape-Revenge Tales: Cathartic? Maybe. Incomplete? Definitely.

“Promising Young Woman” adamantly criticizes predators and their enablers, and nods to #MeToo. (The creep Cassie deceives is writing a novel about “what it’s like to be a guy right now.”) Yet despite its assertion that rape is “every woman’s worst nightmare,” the film carelessly subjects its female characters to it, or at least the […]

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Egypt Overturns Jail Sentences for 2 Women Who Gained Fame on TikTok

CAIRO — An Egyptian court has overturned the sentences of two young women who were convicted and imprisoned last year on charges of “violating family values” and “inciting debauchery” after they gained fame on TikTok, according to state-run media. The case drew widespread attention as Egyptian prosecutors waged a far-ranging legal battle last year against […]

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Supreme Court Revives Abortion-Pill Restriction

The first drug, mifepristone, blocks the effects of progesterone, a hormone without which the lining of the uterus begins to break down. A second drug, misoprostol, taken 24 to 48 hours later, induces contractions of the uterus that expel its contents. The contested measure requires women to appear in person to pick up the mifepristone […]

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Seoul’s Advice to Pregnant Women: Cook, Clean and Stay Attractive

According to a 2017 report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the gender pay gap in South Korea is the highest among its 37 member countries. Working women earn nearly 40 percent less than men, and many stop working when they have children, often pressured by their families and workplaces. Other countries in […]

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Why Is a Woman’s Body Always in Question?

Op-Docs “As a child, I thought that it was a bad thing to be born a woman, because that body clearly limited your liberties.” Video by Camila Kater Ms. Kater is a filmmaker. From youth to old age, a woman’s body is viewed as something to regulate, comment on and critique — what’s personal becomes […]

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Vogue Cover Did Kamala Harris Wrong, Internet Says

Though it might seem, in light of all that is going on currently in Washington, D.C., the least of the matter, on Sunday a leaked shot of Vice President-elect’s Kamala D. Harris’s Vogue cover set off an unexpected firestorm. February’s issue features Ms. Harris in a dark jacket by Donald Deal, skinny pants, Converse and […]

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Pope Formalizes Women’s Roles, but Priesthood Stays Out of Reach

ROME — Pope Francis has changed the laws of the Roman Catholic church to formally allow women to give readings from the Bible during Mass, act as altar servers and distribute communion, but they remain barred from becoming deacons or priests. In many countries, Catholic women were already carrying out those duties, which are officially […]

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How High-End Restaurants Have Failed Black Female Chefs

In response, the company announced that its senior leadership was working with an inclusion expert, Dr. James Pogue, on anti-bias training. The company has vowed to keep “diversity and inclusion front of mind” in its hiring, a spokeswoman said, and to create “safe forums for everyone at U.S.H.G. to have uncomfortable, challenging conversations surrounding race […]

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