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West Point women have a new, bloody requirement as the Army completes gender integration 21.9.2016 Washington Post
The female cadets are part of a first at West Point: women who must box. Beginning this fall, West Point officials shifted from banning female students from taking the course to requiring it for all approximately 1,000 students in the Class of 2020.
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The clueless, empathy-deficient GOP ticket 21.9.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The clueless, empathy-deficient GOP ticket
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Racial wage gap widens, report finds 21.9.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
According to the report released Tuesday, as of 2015, black men living in similar metropolitan areas and regions of the country make 22 percent less than white men with the same education and experience. Since 1979, median hourly wage growth has fallen short of productivity growth for all workers, regardless of race or gender. While black male college graduates entering the workforce in the 1980s had less than a 10 percent disadvantage compared to whites, by 2014, similarly educated black men started their first jobs at a deficit of roughly 18 percent. The report calls for several policy measures to address the wage gap, including consistently enforcing long-standing antidiscrimination laws in the hiring, promotion and pay of women and minorities; convening a summit to address why black college graduates start their careers at an earnings disadvantage; and raising the federal minimum wage.
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One woman tells her truth about the positive impact of the Clinton Global Initiative 21.9.2016 Daily Kos
Oh, that Clinton Foundation.  Such a scandal.  What has it ever done for anyone? Uh, besides helping 11 million people get AIDS medication. But other than that? Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, lays out what the Clinton Global Initiative has meant to her work : I have circulated in the global conference world quite a bit (and sometimes been jaded by it). But no organization has had as great an impact as CGI has on Women for Women International and women’s rights: I raised more funds for women survivors of wars while attending CGI than through any other initiatives — from an individual who contributed $25,000 for humanitarian work in Afghanistan to donors and companies that contributed more than a million dollars for women’s education in Rwanda.  It’s deeply unfortunate that we live in a world where people have to hustle charitable donations from the ultra-wealthy to support good work. But as long as we live in that world, better the Clinton model than the Trump Foundation model of ...
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Open thread for night owls: Why are so many more U.S. women working beyond retirement age? 21.9.2016 Daily Kos
Bridget Ansel at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth writes— More women in the United States are working past retirement age : It’s not uncommon for working women and men to scale back their hours to part-time as they grow older. But a growing number of women are bucking this trend, working past the traditional retirement age. According to a new  paper  by Harvard University economists Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz, the growth in women’s increased labor force participation beyond their 50s and into their 60s and 70s is overwhelmingly driven by those working full-time. So why are more women working longer? Part of the explanation has to do with women’s increased labor force participation overall. The women who today are in their 60s and 70s are much more likely to have worked throughout their life compared to those who were at those same ages 10 years or 20 years ago. Education also plays a role:  College-educated women (as well as college-educated men) are much more likely to work full time ...
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8 Leadership Lessons From Beauty Magnate Tyra Banks 21.9.2016 Inc
Reinventing your career? Consider Tyra Banks your paragon. Banks has been a model, actress, producer, and CEO. Learn how she pivots successfully.
The GOP has become a pity party for white males 21.9.2016 Washington Post
The GOP has become a pity party for white males
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College students take to Wikipedia to rewrite the wrongs of Internet science 20.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The time had come to choose a major at Caltech, and Alice Michel had a notion that intrigued her. But when she looked it up on Wikipedia, what she got was a whole lot of gobbledygook.

It was, she learned, an “interdisciplinary field of scientific research.” It had something to do with “the biosphere,...

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Racial wage gap widest in nearly 4 decades 20.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • As wages for American workers have stagnated for more than a generation, the income gap between black and white workers has widened, and discrimination is the main reason for the persisting disparity, according to a new report. The Economic Policy Institute also found that young black women are being hit the hardest. This gap remains even after controlling for factors like education, experience, or geography. The wage gap today is “worse now than it was 36 years ago,” said Valerie W...
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Trump's Economic "Fixes" for Women Mean the Fix Is In 20.9.2016
Donald Trump gave what was billed as a major economic address to the Economic Club of New York last week. Overall, the speech was same song, umpteenth verse of well-worn Republican bromides. Across-the-board tax cuts, especially for corporations and the wealthy (no more "death tax!"), and getting rid of government regulation. This will of course bring jobs, jobs, jobs. Trickle-down economics redux. Works great in  Kansas , where there’s an outright voter revolt over massive cuts to education and public services, due to those same no-taxes and jobs-in-the-sky promises. But Trump’s so-called economic fixes for the nation’s majority -- women -- were woefully lacking. His proposed slash of the top income-tax rate from 39.6% to 33% would definitely benefit upper-income female workers who earn more than  $413,350 per year . But what of their lower-paid sisters, like the majority of minimum wage workers who happen to be adult women? No meat on that bone. These women already make so little they qualify for the  ...
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Why African Americans should desert Clinton and the Democrats 20.9.2016 The Hill
OPINION | Democrats actively working to fuel hate against whites and conservative
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Report finds racial wage gap widest in nearly 4 decades 20.9.2016 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As wages for American workers have stagnated for more than a generation, the income gap between black and white workers has widened, and discrimination is the main reason for the persisting disparity, according to a new report....
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Michelle Obama hosts a Broadway event to help educate girls 20.9.2016 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- Michelle Obama tapped some big voices to help deliver her push to get girls educated across the world....
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Liz Weston: Treat your marriage like a business 19.9.2016 AP Business
My artist husband likes to say that if I were in charge of our spending, we'd be sitting on milk crates instead of furniture and that if he were in charge, we'd have no retirement accounts....
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Early childhood education matters to Latinos and everyone else 18.9.2016 The Hill
OPINIONS | Candidates should listen to Latino voices on early childhood educatio
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Is it ok to speak ill of the dead? 18.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Ann Friedman's opinion piece touched home. While I didn't know it at the time, I was a second-wave feminist in 1962 attending Pasadena City College.

( “When to speak ill of the dead,” Opinion, Sept. 15)

When I learned I had to participate in the Rose Queen process as part of my physical...

Blogger asks, 'Why so few women professors at BYU?' 17.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A student in his first semester at Brigham Young University-Idaho this fall has yet to encounter a female professor on campus. When his father recently described his experience to Michael Austin, executive vice president for academic affairs at Indiana’s University of Evansville, it jogged Austin’s memories of being a BYU English major in the late 1980s. “The four years that I was an undergraduate student at BYU, I had one female professor, or instructor, the whole time,” Austin said. “It was ... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Salesforce Hires First-Ever 'Chief Equality Officer' to Address Its Lack of Diversity 16.9.2016 Inc
Salesforce pledges to increase the number of minority and women staffers with the appointment of Tony Prophet, a former Microsoft and HP exec.
For the Record 16.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Women of Wrestling: In the Sept. 15 Calendar section, an article about Lakers President Jeanie Buss’ hopes to turn the live show Women of Wrestling into a broadcast TV show misspelled the name of the character Jungle Grrrl as Jungle Girl and referred to the series “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling...

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Connecticut to fight sweeping ruling that calls for overhauling public school funding 16.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Connecticut will appeal a controversial ruling by a judge that orders the Legislature to overhaul the way public education is funded and delivered in the state, from elementary to high school.

State Atty. Gen. George Jepsen said Thursday that the ruling represents a broad overreach of judicial...

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