Tag: Women and Girls

The ‘Lady of the House’ Who Was Long Entangled With Jeffrey Epstein

Shortly after Ghislaine Maxwell arrived in New York from England in the early 1990s, she was looking for a new start. She had just lost her father, a British media mogul, along with much of her family fortune and her social standing. Soon she was on the rise with the help of her new boyfriend, […]

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American Woman Loses Custody Battle for Daughter in Saudi Arabia

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Bethany Vierra didn’t think she was asking for much. First, she wanted a divorce from a husband whom she described as abusive. Then she wanted to secure custody of her 4-year-old daughter, Zeina. Then she wanted a court order to receive child support from her ex-husband, a businessman. But as an American […]

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Bare Skin Is the Canvas for Donna Huanca

LOS ANGELES — For the first time in its history, the recessed, ground-floor gallery at the Marciano Art Foundation looked like the backstage of a women’s fashion show. A clothing rack held odd garments and hair extensions, a model sat having her makeup touched up, and others shuffled around in white robes. But when these […]

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Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering.

For generations, urinary tract infections, one of the world’s most common ailments, have been easily and quickly cured with a simple course of antibiotics. But there is growing evidence that the infections, which afflict millions of Americans a year, mostly women, are increasingly resistant to these medicines, turning a once-routine diagnosis into one that is […]

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American Soccer: Where Men Are Men, and Women Are Repeat World Cup Champions

It’s a little bittersweet that so many girls turned out to cheer on the national women’s soccer team at a ticker-tape parade in Manhattan on Wednesday, wearing their favorite players’ jerseys or clutching posters of Megan Rapinoe, a top scorer in the Women’s World Cup. Those girls will run harder, wake up earlier and practice […]

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The Taliban Promise to Protect Women. Here’s Why Women Don’t Believe Them.

KABUL, Afghanistan — At just 29, Zainab Fayez made herself into one of Afghanistan’s foremost defenders of women. As the first and only female prosecutor in Kandahar Province, deep in the conservative south of the country, she sent 21 men to jail for beating and abusing their wives or fiancées. I thought I should speak […]

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Can a Woman Win the Presidency? Yes, She Can

To the Editor: Re “Six Female Candidates, One Unrelenting Refrain” (front page, July 4): Your article poses the question, “Do you really think a woman could be elected president?” In 2016 voters favored the woman candidate by more than three million votes. Women powered the Democratic success in the 2018 midterms, as candidates, campaign workers […]

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Summer Reads, Recommended by Women of The New York Times

You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” — Anna Quindlen, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning […]

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Acosta Resigned. The Caligula Administration Lives On.

On Monday, Donald Trump disinvited the then-British ambassador, Kim Darroch, from an official administration dinner with the emir of Qatar, because he was mad about leaked cables in which Darroch assessed the president as “insecure” and “incompetent.” There was room at the dinner, however, for Trump’s friend Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, […]

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Gay and Once Divorced, a Canadian Rabbi Broadens Judaism’s Tent

MONTREAL — When Rabbi Lisa Grushcow, the first openly gay rabbi of a large synagogue in Canada, was preparing to begin rabbinical school, she faced a daunting choice: love or serving God. Her world was suddenly turned upside down in the late 1990s while she was studying religion at Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship, and […]

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22 States Considered Eliminating the ‘Tampon Tax’ This Year. Here’s What Happened.

Why are tampons taxed when Viagra isn’t? That’s the question at the heart of the push to repeal the so-called tampon tax, a catchy phrase that refers to state sales taxes applied to menstrual products, including pads and cups. Thirty-five states still tax the items, despite momentum to change that. Opponents of the tax argue […]

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With a World Cup Boost, an Agent Bets on Female Athletes

Trying to take advantage of the ascendance of female athletes and the popularity of the most recent Women’s World Cup champions, one of the country’s leading sports agencies is forming a new division to work with companies to market to women through sports. The sports and talent agency Wasserman, which represents more than half the […]

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Mississippi Politician Denies Access to Female Reporter So as Not to ‘Insinuate’ an Affair

Robert Foster, a state representative in Mississippi who is running for governor, blocked a female reporter from shadowing him on a campaign trip “to avoid any situation that may evoke suspicion or compromise” his marriage. The reporter, Larrison Campbell of the news site Mississippi Today, wrote in an article published on Tuesday night that Mr. […]

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Woman Required to Cover Up on American Airlines Flight Says Race Was a Factor

A Texas doctor says her race was a factor when she was briefly removed from a recent American Airlines flight and required to cover herself with a blanket before being allowed back on the plane. Dr. Tisha Rowe, who identifies as African-American and Caribbean-American, posted a widely shared tweet about the episode, including a selfie […]

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Judith Butler: When Killing Women Isn’t a Crime

I reached out to the philosopher Judith Butler last year, not long after I wrote an article titled “I Am A Sexist,” as the #MeToo movement was in full swing. I hoped to get an unvarnished critique of the essay. I got much more: A bracing and profound exchange that led to this interview and […]

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The Plan to Elect Republican Women

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Out of 198 Republicans in the House of Representatives, just 13 are women. This week, a closely watched election in North Carolina may help determine how serious the party is about changing that. [For an exclusive […]

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What We Know About the Jeffrey Epstein Sex Abuse Case

Weather: Sunny most of the day, with a high near 89. Temperatures will drop to 71 by tonight. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Aug. 11. ImageGeoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney in Manhattan.CreditJason Szenes/EPA, via Shutterstock Some of the nude and partly nude images were found inside a locked safe. There were also CDs […]

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What We Know About the Jeffrey Epstein Charges

Weather: Sunny most of the day, with a high near 89. Temperatures will drop to 71 by tonight. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Aug. 11. ImageGeoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney in Manhattan.CreditJason Szenes/EPA, via Shutterstock Some of the nude and partly nude images were found inside a locked safe. There were also CDs […]

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‘It Can’t Be Worse’: How Republican Women Are Trying to Rebuild

NEW HAVEN — For Republican women, 2018 was rock bottom. At least, that’s how Julie Conway, a Republican consultant, described it to students attending the Women’s Campaign School at Yale. The tally: They sank from 23 representatives in the House to 13, a drop more than twice as sharp as House Republicans’ over all. They […]

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