"Equal Pay Day is not just a day for women to come together and share their ideas for the change we deserve. It is an opportunity for men and everybody else to step up and demonstrate their support. We need all men to advocate for women in the workplace, on the home front, in politics, everywhere."
The Arizona State University team, Desert WAVE (Women in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering), was formed last August and they say they are one of just two all-female robotics teams competing in the world, along with a team at Texas A&M University.
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"I'm happy to be in this position to show girls or anyone of any race or gender that you can do anything," Wukie, 21, said. "I'm very excited."
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“The excuse that you can’t find a qualified woman, it just doesn’t hold,” said Dr. Kelly Ramirez-Donders, a 500 Women Scientists co-founder and a microbial ecologist and post-doctoral researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Ecology. “Saying that you couldn’t find a women is lazy because there are lots of exceptionally qualified women who can talk to you about their work.”
Historian Kate Clark Lemay, the curator of the exhibit, said she hopes people "see women everywhere and realize that women are half the population in this country and really deserve to be highlighted as major parts of American history."
We have to help students think about how race, ethnicity, religion, and class might intersect in the lives of women at different points in time and in different places," said Drake Brown, associate professor of history at Ball State University. "It’s not about 'fitting women in' traditional narratives; it’s about expanding students’ understandings to help them think about the diverse experiences and various perspectives of women."
Fathers in New York will have access to changing tables in restrooms thanks to a new law that goes into effect in the new year. The new law changes the state’s building code to require new and renovated buildings with public bathrooms to provide “safe and compliant changing tables” in both men’s and women’s restrooms.
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Williams and other moms on the tour have made it their mission to make professional tennis a sport women can continue in once they have kids. Williams became an advocate for new moms and women everywhere with her outfit at the French Open.
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"Whenever I go to the gym and I do my workouts I always kind of question myself. 'Am I doing this safe? Is it effective? Is it OK?' And here, there is no question about it."
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“I think the standard for female beauty has always been unrealistically thin,” said Brooke Whisenhunt, a psychology professor at Missouri State University whose research specializes in obesity, eating disorders and body image. PHOTO: Woman takes care of her healthy body at the gym in this undated stock image. STOCK PHOTO/Getty Images Woman takes care of her healthy body at the gym in this undated stock image. “Now I feel like we’ve added another variable that is difficult for most people to obtain,” she said. “We’ve made our ideal less realistic for women over time.”
The women's decision to make the pledge, and to do so publicly, shines a much-needed spotlight on the topic of females and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to Dr. Chris Nowinski, co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation. “This has always been an important topic for female athletes but because football has received the most coverage, females don’t get enough attention,” Nowinski told ABC News. “A female athlete has yet to be diagnosed with CTE but that’s primarily due to [not having] many female brains donated.”