Tag: Women and Girls

Inside Judy Chicago’s Monumental Goddess Sculpture for Dior

At Christian Dior’s spring 2020 haute couture show in Paris today, attendees were ushered inside an enormous womblike chamber, with a curved mauve ceiling and soft lilac carpeting. The space was part of a 225-foot-long and 45-foot-high inflatable anthropomorphic sculpture, installed in the gardens of the Musée Rodin, by the pioneering American artist Judy Chicago. […]

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Tony Hall to Step Down as BBC Chief

LONDON — After leading the British Broadcasting Corporation for seven years, Tony Hall said on Monday that he would resign this summer, an unexpected announcement that made no mention of the gender pay-gap scandal that has dogged the institution in recent years. “If I followed my heart I would genuinely never want to leave,” Mr. […]

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Rural Montana Had Already Lost Too Many Native Women. Then Selena Disappeared.

BIG HORN COUNTY, Mont. — Jackie Big Hair slept in her car again, waking every few hours to fire up the engine and gaze at the frozen highway rest stop where her 16-year-old daughter had been reported missing. “I just have to be here,” Ms. Big Hair, 50, said, watching semis lumber across the plains. […]

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These Syrian Women Rarely Left the House. Then the Men Disappeared.

ALEPPO, Syria — The women of eastern Aleppo were rarely visible before the war, but now they shape the bitter peace. In the poor, conservative districts of Syria’s ancient commercial capital, many women seldom used to leave the house, and only with their husbands if they did; the men not only won the bread, but […]

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Issues Abound at 4th Women’s March, ‘But It All Ties Into Trump’

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of demonstrators staged a boisterous fourth Women’s March here on Saturday, a noisy, frigid, drizzly rally where demands for equal rights competed with an inescapable subtext: President Trump had to go. The march, a reboot of sorts for an event that has been dogged by internal strife, was intended to […]

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National Archives Apologizes for Altering Image of 2017 Women’s March

The National Archives and Records Administration, which calls itself the country’s record keeper, apologized on Saturday for altering a photo of protesters at the 2017 Women’s March that blurred out references critical of President Trump. “We made a mistake,” began a statement the archives released on Saturday. The photo of protesters holding signs was part […]

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With Brexit Looming, Experts Worry Women May Be Hit Hardest

“The E.U. has been a very positive actor in the development of gender equality policies in the U.K.” — Roberta Guerrina, a professor and researcher at Bristol University If all goes to plan, on Jan. 31, at exactly 11 p.m. (midnight in Brussels), after almost four years of bitterly divisive negotiations, three failed withdrawal plans […]

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The Misguided Push for an Equal Rights Amendment

A growing excitement surrounds Virginia’s vote this week to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, guaranteeing equal legal rights for all United States citizens regardless of sex. Virginia is the 38th state to ratify the E.R.A., pushing the country over the three-quarters threshold required for a constitutional amendment — assuming that the decisions of five states […]

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The Bearable Whiteness of ‘Little Women’

About a week before “Little Women” premiered in December, the tweets started rolling across my timeline. “I don’t care about ‘Little Women’,” read one. Another pondered why this movie was being made now. And a perhaps kinder one that more aptly described the derision, “Little Women is white women’s Black Panther.” I think I understand […]

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In Hamlet and in Life, Ruth Negga Does Not Hold Back

LOS ANGELES — What stage actor wouldn’t jump at the chance to play Hamlet? Ruth Negga, for one. When she was offered the role at Dublin’s Gate Theater in 2018, her first impulse was to say thanks, but no. Too tough, too daunting, “too much,” she said. In 2010, Negga had tackled Ophelia at the […]

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Really Seeing Marmee: Oh, How ‘Little Women’s’ Matriarch Has Changed

Fans of Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” can’t stopping talking about it: Marmee March’s confession to her headstrong daughter Jo that “I’m angry nearly every day of my life.” It’s a line that had never been spoken on film, and only once in a television mini-series. And to those of us who’d buried Louisa May Alcott’s […]

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