Twenty-five movies, including Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-winning “The Hurt Locker,” Wayne Wang’s “The Joy Luck Club,” Stanley Nelson’s civil rights activist documentary “Freedom Riders” and Lois Weber’s 1913 silent short “Suspense” will each be preserved in the registry, which is part of the Library of Congress.
When it was announced a few weeks ago that, for the first time ever, there would be male cheerleaders performing at the Super Bowl, it was met with fawning media fanfare. But, in truth, this move toward gender equality in the NFL doesn’t solve the real problem. If the NFL really wanted to empower its cheer squads, it would start by paying female performers a living wage and treating them like valued employees.
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In a since-deleted post, the website promoted a “gingerbread construction zone” event at the TownHall restaurant on Thursday — by noting the recent housing crisis and then jokingly referencing the infamous “House of Horrors” case that rocked the local community in 2013. The post was a clear reference to victims Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus — the three women kidnapped by Ariel Castro and held captive in the monster’s Cleveland home before their daring escape.
Plaza Construction began replacing archaic “Men at Work” signs at the entrances to their job sites Sept. 4 as part of a “female-friendly initiative” that “encourages women to enter the industry by creating a gender-neutral workplace environment,” CEO Richard Wood told The Post. “It makes people know there are females doing the job and getting into the field,” said Ayesha Butt, an apprentice electrician, who believes that new slogan helps combat the “stigma” faced by female construction workers.
Although she is still unable to feel her feet and ankles and relies on crutches, Gavios is training up to six hours and 16 miles a day for her first marathon. She is running to raise money for spinal cord research through the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. “I don’t think the time really matters,” she explained. “I might be out there for 12 hours or more, but the goal is finishing it. I know that if I lived through that — being tortured and suffering for so many hours straight — then the marathon should not be a big deal.”