Partners living with a person with a sudden spinal cord injury often struggle to regain a well-functioning life, according to a 2011 study by the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Health and Well-being. Research showed that partners experienced much distress and appreciated the support they received, but they felt they were mainly left to manage the difficult emotional and physical tasks on their own.
New research offers encouraging news for working women: If women can overcome early career challenges and establish themselves as high performers, it seems they may actually reap more career rewards than their male peers, according to two recent research papers.
Sánchez's cabinet is unusual in Spain and around the world. Though women make up about half the world's population, they hold 23 percent of the seats in national parliaments, up from 11 percent in 1995. In nearly 40 percent of countries, women make up less than 10 percent of elected parliaments, according to a 2017 United Nations study. In four countries, there are no women in national office. There are fewer than 30 female heads of state and heads of government. And women don't fare any better when it comes to cabinet positions. In 2017, 18 percent of all cabinet ministers were women.
Sixteen French actresses of color decided that this year’s festival warranted a different kind of protest than #MeToo. This was “Noire N’est Pas Mon Métier,” which translates as “Black Is Not My Profession,” a rallying cry for better racial inclusivity in cinema. A few days after Blanchett and the others made their statement, these 16 actresses took to the red carpet in their own attempt to challenge the dominant narrative.
According to a 2017 study by the Economic Policy Institute, the percentage of employees subject to mandatory arbitration clauses increased seven-fold between 1995 and 2017, with 56 percent of non-union private-sector workers now covered by these so-called agreements. The EPI has extrapolated from this data that more than 60 million American workers are barred from ever taking employment claims to open court. Given that women are 47 percent of the workforce, that means close to 30 million women cannot go to court if faced with sexual harassment.
“She has nerves of steel,” one passenger, Alfred Tumlinson, told the Associated Press. “That lady, I applaud her. I’m going to send her a Christmas card — I’m going to tell you that — with a gift certificate for getting me on the ground. She was awesome.” Another passenger, Diana McBride Self, thanked Shults on Facebook for her “guidance and bravery in a traumatic situation.” She added that Shults “came back to speak to each of us personally.”