Mothers, Absent and Present

Not all mothers have the luxury of being “absent,” a reader writes. Also: A lawsuit against 16 elite schools; the heart of Christianity; jobs in manufacturing. 

#admissions-standards, #christians-and-christianity, #colleges-and-universities, #factories-and-manufacturing, #financial-aid-education, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #single-mothers, #women-and-girls

The Persistent Gender Gap at the Supreme Court Lectern

More than 40 years after Ruth Bader Ginsburg last appeared as a lawyer at the Supreme Court, relatively few women argue cases there.

#discrimination, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls

Mexico City’s Newfound Status: A Skateboarder’s Paradise

With improved accessibility and support from the government, skateboarding schools, stores and a diverse social scene have taken flight.

#mexico-city-mexico, #oaxaca-mexico, #skateboarding, #women-and-girls

Erika Lust’s Alternative Porn Vision

The Swedish moviemaker thinks pornography can create a society that sees sexuality as myriad and joyful, and where women’s pleasure matters.

#content-type-personal-profile, #lust-erika, #pornography, #sex, #sweden, #women-and-girls

Balaclavas Are Trendy, but for Some Muslim Women It’s More Complicated

The sudden popularity of the hoodlike head covering has spurred a comparison to hijabs.

#discrimination, #fashion-and-apparel, #muslim-veiling, #muslims-and-islam, #women-and-girls

Genevieve Beacom Is First Woman to Pitch Professionally in Australia

At 17, Genevieve Beacom became the first woman to play in Australia’s top professional baseball league. She hopes her next stop is college ball in the United States.

#australia, #australian-baseball-league, #baseball, #beacom-genevieve, #content-type-personal-profile, #women-and-girls

Facebook Rejected Ads From 60 Women’s Sexual Health Companies According to New Report

A new report found that the social network has rejected ads from 60 companies focused on women’s sexual health, citing policies on “adult products and services.”

#center-for-intimacy-justice, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #online-advertising, #social-media, #women-and-girls

The Gender Gap Is Taking Us to Unexpected Places

With unforeseen and underexplored consequences.

#colleges-and-universities, #democratic-party, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #voting-and-voters, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Maya Angelou Becomes First Black Woman on a Quarter

The coins featuring the writer and poet, which began shipping this week, are the first in a series that will commemorate female pioneers in a variety of fields.

#angelou-maya, #currency, #numismatics, #united-states-mint, #women-and-girls

Why Do Women Gain Belly Fat in Midlife?

And is there any way to target it through diet or exercise?

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #menopause, #weight, #women-and-girls

As W.N.B.A. Players Call for Expansion, League Says Not Now

Many players and fans want bigger rosters and more teams, but the W.N.B.A. said it can’t “expand for expansion’s sake” without the money to support it.

#basketball, #brown-lexie-1994, #clarendon-layshia-1991, #collective-bargaining, #collier-napheesa-1996, #engelbert-catherine, #national-basketball-assn, #new-york-liberty, #ogwumike-nnemkadi, #organized-labor, #reeve-cheryl-1966, #taurasi-diana, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls, #womens-national-basketball-assn

Women’s Periods May Be Late After Coronavirus Vaccination, Study Suggests

An analysis of thousands of menstrual records offers support for anecdotal reports of erratic cycles after shots.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #menstruation, #obstetricsgynecology-journal, #oregon-health-and-science-university, #reproduction-biological, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

Pakistan Paves Way for Ayesha Malik to Be First Woman Supreme Court Justice

Justice Ayesha A. Malik’s nomination, intensely opposed by some lawyers that have threatened to strike, was hailed by others as an important victory in improving representation for women.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #discrimination, #malik-ayesha-a-1966, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #supreme-court-of-pakistan, #women-and-girls

Christine Grant Fought for Equity for Female Athletes

Christine Grant, the Title IX pioneer who died in December, often lamented the historically poor treatment of female athletes, asking incredulously, “Can you imagine that?”

#athletics-and-sports, #christine-grant, #content-type-personal-profile, #iowa, #isaacson-melissa-journalist, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #stringer-c-vivian, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #university-of-iowa, #women-and-girls

Meet the Woman Who Helped Set a Speed Record on a Classic Alpine Ski Route

Valentine Fabre and her ski-mountaineering partner, Hillary Gerardi, took on the Haute Route, traversing 66 miles of glaciers and passes in less than 27 hours. The challenge? Finding confidence.

#alpine-skiing, #alps-mountains, #chamonix-mont-blanc-france, #content-type-personal-profile, #fabre-valentine, #france, #gerardi-hillary, #mountaineering, #records-and-achievements, #switzerland, #women-and-girls, #zermatt-switzerland

Joan Didion, Conservative

Why I am drawn to Didion’s earlier work and its ambiguities.

#als-hilton, #bacharach-jacob-b-1981, #books-and-literature, #bush-george-w, #california, #cancel-culture, #chappelle-dave, #conservatism-us-politics, #didion-joan, #mailer-norman, #naipaul-v-s, #new-york-review-of-books, #orange-county-calif, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #rowling-j-k, #sacramento-calif, #substack-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #writing-and-writers

Middle Age Doesn’t Happen ‘Just Like That’

Why is the “Sex and the City” reboot populated by adults who seem perplexed by everything from politics to their own bodies?

#age-chronological, #and-just-like-that-tv-program, #manhattan-nyc, #sex-and-the-city-tv-program, #television, #women-and-girls

The Benefits of Working Out for Strength

It’s high time for women to reclaim the real strength behind exercise.

#exercise, #health-clubs, #muscles, #weight, #women-and-girls

April Ashley, London Socialite and Transgender Pioneer, Dies at 86

She modeled for Vogue, partied with John Lennon and Mick Jagger, and married into minor nobility, all while fighting for legal recognition of her gender.

#ashley-april-1935-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #high-society-and-socialites, #london-england, #models-professional, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

Prosecute Donald Trump for the Jan. 6 Coup Attempt?

Readers discuss an essay urging a Justice Department investigation. Also: Anthony Fauci; Covid frustration; Betty White; women’s wages; Black voters.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #fauci-anthony-s, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #republican-party, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #white-betty, #women-and-girls

Online ‘Auction’ Is Latest Attack on Muslim Women in India

The fake site, the second in months, is a sign of the organized nature of virtual bullying, with threats of sexualized violence aimed at silencing the outspoken.

#auctions, #india, #muslims-and-islam, #women-and-girls

Corporate Board Diversity Increased in 2021. Some Ask What Took So Long.

Some executives say corporate boards have often overlooked qualified women and nonwhite people. That may be changing.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #boards-of-directors, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #hispanic-americans, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #women-and-girls

China Moves to Overhaul Protections for Women’s Rights, Sort Of

The proposed revisions to a women’s rights law would be the first major changes in nearly 20 years. But many women are skeptical that real progress will follow.

#metoo-movement, #china, #discrimination, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #zhou-xiaoxuan

The New Political Cry in South Korea: ‘Out With Man Haters’

After slow gains in women’s rights, the country is facing a type of political correctness enforced by young men angry at feminists, saying they undermine opportunity.

#metoo-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #income-inequality, #men-and-boys, #people-power-party, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #south-korea, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Doris Lee, Unjustly Forgotten, Gets a Belated but Full Blown Tribute

Shining a spotlight on a painter and illustrator at the nexus of folk art and Modernism. She appeared everywhere, from W.P.A. murals to Life magazine. Then she disappeared.

#art, #biographical-information, #content-type-personal-profile, #d-wigmore-fine-art, #lee-doris-1905-83, #life-magazine, #murals, #museums, #women-and-girls, #works-progress-administration

A Conductor Considers Her Future

Susanna Mälkki is at the top of her field as major American orchestras search for their next music directors.

#classical-music, #content-type-personal-profile, #helsinki-philharmonic-orchestra, #los-angeles-philharmonic, #malkki-susanna, #new-york-philharmonic, #saariaho-kaija, #women-and-girls

The Metaverse’s Dark Side: Here Come Harassment and Assaults

As Meta and other companies bet big on an immersive digital world, questions about its harms are rising.

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #cyberharassment, #facebook-inc, #innovation, #meta-platforms-inc, #oculus-vr-inc, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #virtual-reality-computers, #women-and-girls, #zuckerberg-mark-e

28 Row, a New App for College Women and Influencers

A new social app called 28 Row aims to connect college-age women, both for business opportunities and emotional support.

#28-row-mobile-app, #colleges-and-universities, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #women-and-girls

In Mexico, Women Directors Take the Lead

After decades of struggling for the recognition long granted their male peers, female filmmakers in Mexico are setting the industry ablaze.

#metoo-movement, #almada-natalia, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #discrimination, #huezo-tatiana, #mexico, #movies, #sexual-harassment, #valadez-fernanda-1981, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Maggie Gyllenhaal Has Dangerous Ideas About Directing

Is there such a thing as a women’s film or women’s filmmaking? With “The Lost Daughter,” she says the answer is yes.

#colman-olivia, #content-type-personal-profile, #ferrante-elena, #gyllenhaal-maggie, #movies, #netflix-inc, #the-lost-daughter-movie, #women-and-girls

‘Pariah’ at 10: When Black Lesbian Characters Had the Spotlight

The Dee Rees drama made waves but studios largely returned to business as usual. A new crop of filmmakers sees signs of hope.

#black-people, #d-e-b-s-movie, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mississippi-damned-movie, #movies, #pariah-movie, #rees-dee, #the-watermelon-woman-movie, #women-and-girls

Riot Games to Pay $100 Million in Gender Discrimination Case

The company was originally set to pay its female employees $10 million until California fought successfully for more money.

#discrimination, #riot-games-inc, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

Crash Test Dummies Made Cars Safer (for Average-Size Men)

Designers and researchers are now trying to leverage cutting-edge technology to create a system that better protects every body, women’s included.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #future-of-transportation, #law-and-legislation, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #research, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #women-and-girls

What Three Broadway Shows Tell Us About Racial Progress

The female protagonists in “Trouble in Mind,” “Caroline, or Change” and “Clyde’s” show the richness that comes from having a multitude of Black voices onstage.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #caroline-or-change-play, #clydes-play, #race-and-ethnicity, #theater, #trouble-in-mind-play, #women-and-girls

Catherine Was Great. But Was She a Girl Boss?

In seeking to turn historical women into yassified contemporary heroines, pop culture creators are narrowing what female success can look like.

#catherine-ii-empress-of-russia, #dickinson-tv-program, #dickinson-emily, #hulu-com, #marlow-toby, #moss-lucy, #six-play, #smith-alena, #television, #the-great-tv-program, #theater, #women-and-girls

bell hooks and the Power of Talking Back for Black Women

Ms. hooks understood that voice and language are how marginalized people humanize themselves to themselves.

#black-people, #culture-arts, #discrimination, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #gender, #hooks-bell, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

It Was bell hooks Who Taught Me How to ‘Talk Back’

Ms. hooks understood that voice and language are how marginalized people humanize themselves to themselves.

#black-people, #culture-arts, #discrimination, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #gender, #hooks-bell, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

El Salvador Releases 3 Women Serving Long Prison Sentences for Abortions

The three women, who had suffered obstetric emergencies, had been sentenced to 30 years in prison under the nation’s strict anti-abortion laws.

#abortion, #bukele-nayib, #el-salvador, #politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

It’s a ‘Sex and the City’ World. Can Carrie and Co. Still Live in It?

Two decades ago, “Sex and the City” set the standard for many shows to come. With “And Just Like That …,” the series reintroduces itself to a genre that has evolved beyond it.

#and-just-like-that-tv-program, #dating-and-relationships, #girlfriends-tv-program, #girls-tv-program, #harlem-tv-program, #race-and-ethnicity, #run-the-world-tv-program, #sex-and-the-city-tv-program, #television, #the-sex-lives-of-college-girls-tv-program, #women-and-girls

Kamala Harris’s Allies Express Concern: Is She an Afterthought?

The vice president’s allies are increasingly concerned that President Biden relied on her to win but does not need her to govern.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #content-type-personal-profile, #harris-kamala-d, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #women-and-girls

What to Know About Your Hair: Questions and Answers

Here, answers to some pressing questions about what’s going on with your hair and what treatments may be worth trying.

#age-chronological, #content-type-service, #hair, #shampoos-and-hair-products, #women-and-girls

Adams Names 5 Women to Top City Hall Posts

Mayor-elect Eric Adams chose Lorraine Grillo, who is overseeing the city’s pandemic-recovery efforts, as his top deputy mayor.

#adams-eric-l, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #grillo-lorraine, #joshi-meera, #new-york-city, #rodriguez-ydanis, #torres-springer-maria, #transportation, #williams-anne, #women-and-girls, #wright-sheena

ThighMasters, Jazzercise, Yoga and Other Chapters in the History of Women and Exercise

In “Let’s Get Physical,” Danielle Friedman writes about ways 20th-century women have worked out, and why.

#books-and-literature, #exercise, #friedman-danielle-journalist, #women-and-girls

A Plan Forms in Mexico: Help Americans Get Abortions

Mexican activists plan to provide women in Texas and other U.S. states with information, support — and abortion-inducing pills.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #law-and-legislation, #mexico, #texas, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Why the International Concern over Peng Shuai?

The tennis star’s allegation that a senior official sexually abused her ignited global concern. Her comments retracting that claim seem unlikely to end the matter.

#china, #olympic-games-2020, #olympic-games-2022, #peng-shuai, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #tennis, #women-and-girls

How ‘Lord of the Rings’ Became ‘Star Wars’ for Millennial Women

With tender male relationships and fearless female characters, the trilogy drew in tween girls who still hold the films dear in their 20s and 30s.

#movies, #the-lord-of-the-rings-movie, #the-lord-of-the-rings-the-fellowship-of-the-ring-movie, #women-and-girls

She Broke Japan’s Comedic Barrier Playing Drunks and Fools (Yep, Men)

Niyo Katsura has won acclaim in rakugo, a classical form of Japanese storytelling, by doing anything onstage that a man can do.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #content-type-personal-profile, #nhk-japan-broadcasting-corp, #osaka-japan, #women-and-girls

Give Where You Live

Find the people doing good work in your own community and help them do it.

#charlottesville-va, #philanthropy, #poetry-and-poets, #women-and-girls

How Ghislaine Maxwell’s Socialite Status Helped Jeffrey Epstein

Ghislaine Maxwell looked impeccable. That was the point.

#beauty-concept, #content-type-personal-profile, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #high-society-and-socialites, #maxwell-ghislaine, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

How the Black Scholar bell hooks Touched Feminists Everywhere

The pioneering feminist scholar, who died this week, wrote about women, race, love, healing, pop culture and much more, always keeping Black women at the center.

#aint-i-a-woman-book, #all-about-love-new-visions-book, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #breaking-bread-book, #content-type-personal-profile, #hooks-bell, #race-and-ethnicity, #teaching-to-transgress-book, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights