Women embodied by Rosie the Riveter, the World War II icon with flashing eyes and bulging biceps, now have their own memorial, thanks to aging Rosies who came together, remembering solidarity and how they helped win the war and liberate themselves.
In an East Los Angeles clinic built of trailers and strung with Christmas lights, a remarkable physician has created and found funds to support a clinic that tries to heal, not merely treat, victims of sexual violence and abuse.
Expanding beyond its roots in Edith Wharton’s segregated New York society, the Junior League diversified its membership and programs. Now, African-American women have assumed leadership of its international association and two dozen city chapters.
In the roles they play, the shows and movies they direct and edit and the jobs they fill, women are both misrepresented and underrepresented. The numbers of key jobs and positive characterizations are falling. Stay turned for a November girl-cott.
Condoleezza Rice says she feels comfortable with George W. Bush and the Republican Party, despite differences over abortion and campaign finance reform. She wants to work from within to help change the tone and elements that are “out of whack.”
Just nine of the U.S. Senators are women, and 13 percent of the House is female. Those numbers are both historically high and shamefully low, say the women. True, opponents and media may dismiss them, but it’s lack of money that cripples them.