Tag: Women and Girls

Fix Girls’ Sports

Over the past week, the athletic world has been embroiled in a reckoning following high school phenom Mary Cain’s story of suffering from an eating disorder and suicidal thoughts in pursuit of athletic success. Stories like hers are not new. What’s new, and what I think has triggered such outrage, is that she has audaciously […]

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How to Succeed in Coach Without Sacrificing Self-Care

ImageThe Marie Claire Power Trip is a 36-hour, invite-only networking conference for women that kicks off with a flight from Newark to San Francisco.Credit…Calla Kessler/The New York Times The women gathered inside a roped-off area at Newark Liberty International Airport. United Airlines staffers, all of them women, handed out bag tags and boarding passes. When […]

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Man in Sex Kidnapping Case Had Zip Ties and Ropes, U.S. Says

The woman thought she was meeting a man who was going to pay her to have sex. Instead, prosecutors said, he tried to kidnap her, forcing her into his car violently and driving off to a secluded location. The woman escaped by throwing herself out of the moving vehicle. The man returned later with a […]

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When ‘Incorrigible’ Teen Girls Were Jailed

In 1932, at the age of 12, my maternal grandmother, a talented young singer, was a victim of sexual abuse. By the time she was 15, she was performing in a Minneapolis nightclub to earn money to help her family survive. It was the Depression, and she was the youngest daughter of a widowed mother, […]

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In Praise of Jennifer Nettles’s Equal Play Pants

Back in January 2018, the Golden Globes’ all-black fashion moment in support of the Time’s Up movement briefly seemed to hold so much promise as a flexion point in red carpet dressing. It seemed possible that the night would stand in history as the moment when celebrities ceased to use their entrance-making power to market […]

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Tampons to Be Taxed as Essential, Not Luxury, Items in Germany

BERLIN — Long classified in Germany as “luxury goods” taxed at the highest possible rate, tampons, pads and other menstrual products will soon join bread, books and cut flowers on the list of items considered “necessary for everyday life.” The change, set to take effect on Jan. 1, will reduce the tax on menstrual products […]

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Handcuffed for Selling Churros: Inside the World of Illegal Food Vendors

The hot dog carts that are synonymous with New York City street food are run mostly by men. So are the ice cream stands in Central Park, and the halal carts dishing out aromatic tins of chicken and rice in Midtown. But just as much a part of New York City life, if harder to […]

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For the Teen Who No Longer Wants a Period…

My very active 12.5-year-old daughter hates getting her period, which she began having two years ago. When can young women begin to use hormonal birth control methods that reduce the number of periods they have each year? Are there reasons young women should wait until they are older? — Jessica Jimenez, Texas [Have a question […]

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‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ vs. ‘Marriage Story’

This essay includes spoilers for “Marriage Story.” In Noah Baumbach’s film “Marriage Story,” Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) explains to her divorce lawyer, Nora (Laura Dern), why she’s ending her marriage. In the early stages of their relationship, Nicole abandoned an acting career in Hollywood to move to New York City with her husband, Charlie, an up-and-coming […]

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When Your Tween Wants to Conform to the VSCO Girl Trend

“Can I use my saved allowance to buy a Pura Vida bracelet?” my 12-year-old daughter asked this past August. I didn’t think twice about saying yes. It was $12. But then I learned that these colorful bracelets — made by artisans in Costa Rica — are part of the larger “VSCO girl” trend, an “effortless, […]

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A Surprising Finding on Paid Leave: ‘This Is Not the Way We Teach This’

One of the biggest arguments for paid leave for new parents has been an economic one: Research has repeatedly shown that women with paid time off after childbirth are more likely to keep working. But a new study, the largest to be done in the United States, found the opposite. In California, which in 2004 […]

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Apple Card Investigated After Gender Discrimination Complaints

Something curious happened when a husband and wife recently compared their Apple Card spending limits. David Heinemeier Hansson vented on Twitter that even though his spouse, Jamie Hansson, had a better credit score and other factors in her favor, her application for a credit line increase had been denied. Mr. Hansson, a prominent software developer, […]

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Women Running for Office Have to Worry About One More Thing: Their Phones

The young women in the room knew the story of the California legislator and first-time candidate who did the unexpected in 2018: She beat a Republican incumbent and became the first Democrat elected in her district in decades. That could be me, they thought, reflecting on her victory. That was part of why they were […]

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Mother Is Freed After 15 Years in Prison for Father’s Abuse

A domestic violence survivor in Oklahoma walked free from prison on Friday, according to a corrections spokeswoman, after spending 15 years behind bars for failing to report that her boyfriend was also abusing their children. The woman, Tondalao Hall, was 19 when she was arrested after her boyfriend, Robert Braxton Jr., abused their two children, […]

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Congressional Democrats to Revive Equal Rights Amendment Push

Democrats, buoyed by their party’s electoral sweep in Virginia this week, plan on Friday to revive the Equal Rights Amendment in Congress, embarking on what they hope is a final push to add the nearly century-old measure to enshrine equality of the sexes into the Constitution. Representative Jerrold Nadler, the New York Democrat who is […]

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Could a Retired General Become New York’s First Female Mayor?

The boxing ring can be a weary, but trustworthy, motif for the underdog candidate, a place where would-be mayors and governors put on the gloves to show how they would fight for constituents. And so it was that Loree K. Sutton found herself one morning at the Trinity Boxing Club in Lower Manhattan, where many […]

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Australian Women and Men’s Soccer Teams Reach Deal to Close Pay Gap

Australian soccer’s governing body has announced what it calls a landmark agreement with the players union to close the pay gap between the men’s and women’s national teams. The men’s team, the Caltex Socceroos, and the women’s team, the Westfield Matildas, will receive equal shares of total player revenue as part of a four-year deal […]

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Can a Woman Who Is an Artist Ever Just Be an Artist?

In a recent feature film about the sculptor Alberto Giacometti, we find the great man in his Paris studio, brooding over the difficulty of giving birth to his own genius. Fuming and raging, lashing out at his familiars, he is a chain-smoking wild beast being kept in cultural captivity. His growing fame brings admirers to […]

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