Many of the men who traditionally held truck driving jobs have yet to return, leading to a severe shortage of drivers across the industry. That has opened up opportunities for women, who were disproportionately hit by layoffs during the pandemic, especially in restaurants and service sector jobs.
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"Fashion is just art that you wear," model Parish James told photographer Janeé Smith. "Fashion isn't about the biggest brand name, the most expensive pieces, or looking better than anyone else. Fashion is being able to express your own creative outlook on the world with just the threads you slip on for the day,"
Four athletes - McKayla Maroney, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols - testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning as it probes the FBI's mishandling of the investigation. The Committee will also hear from FBI Director Christopher Wray and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who in a recent report found the bureau failed to adequately investigate the abuse charges against Nassar.
In a statement Tuesday, U.S. Soccer said it "firmly believes that the best path forward for all involved, and for the future of the sport in the United States, is a single pay structure for both senior national teams."
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Millions of women — those who weren't white — were effectively left out when it came to gaining the right to vote in 1920, despite Black women's involvement in the suffragette movement. Some white suffragettes also viewed it as a great injustice that they did not have the right to vote, even though Black men legally did. What appeared to be a fight for equality on the surface had more than a few racist caveats tacked on, creating a stark contradiction in what suffragettes lik… See More
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For 50 years, Sister Doris has been master brewer at the Mallersdorf Abbey brewery in northeastern Bavaria. She claims to be the world's last nun brewmeister, and woe unto anyone who would argue that title.
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While the number of women at this year's games marks a record, they still account for just 42% of all athletes who are competing. "Although we are still someway short of gender parity, we are heading in the right direction with the number of women competing at the Paralympics almost doubling since the Sydney 2000 Paralympics."
One student in her 60s was thrilled to learn to ride a bike. “This is a dream for me,” she told her teacher. “I have been waiting my whole life to do this."
Women bureaucrats are risking their lives and freedom to not only save their country and people — but to maintain the the rights of women and girls. When the Taliban previously held power in Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, women and girls were denied basic rights, including the ability to learn, work or travel.
Across the world, women's advocacy organizations are voicing their pleas to protect Afghan women and spreading the word about how to help.
The first few lines of Rafia Zakaria's new book clarifies exactly who she's calling out as a white feminist: ". . . someone who refuses to consider the role that whiteness and the racial privilege attached to it have played and continue to play in universalizing white feminist concerns, agendas, and beliefs as being those of all feminism and all feminists."