The four women running for gubernatorial reelection are playing up their accomplishments like all incumbents. But on this remaining frontier of female political leadership this emphasis is considered particularly important. The second of two stories.
While it was rare to see other female workers maintaining the trails at Glacier National Park in Montana, Christine Byl says in this excerpt from “Dirt Work” that one crew helped transform a summer gig into a decades-long job working outdoors.
It’s time to do something about the lack of paid parental leave in the United States. Does anyone realize that this deprivation leaves us in the company of such under-developed countries as Papua New Guinea and Swaziland?
NARAL Pro-Choice America’s 41 endorsements so far this year include five candidates who lost in 2010 by slim margins. The group hopes that the pile-up of anti-choice votes in 2011 could help change the outcome for these renewed bids.
After the dangerous delivery of her third child, Marie Colonna decided it was time to protect her own longevity. Excerpted from “The Kings’ Mistresses: The Liberated Lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and Her Sister Hortense, Duchess Mazarin.”
What could happen in 10 years if women who lead PACs and nonprofits on both sides of the political aisle pull together to boost the number of women in higher office? That’s the question of the well-financed Political Parity Project.
The wives and a sister of jute mill workers who are demanding employee benefits have paid the price as the men were imprisoned and became fugitives. Though the men have returned, pressures remain acute.
Investigative journalists with TV station KHOU-Houston started with a tip about Texas National Guard officers publicly degrading a lower-ranking woman. That led to a wider story of abuse that has earned numerous national awards.
November has a lot of movies in store, but one of the prize winners is “Precious.” Some wonder whether the movie has to be so harsh, but Jennifer Merin says judge for yourself and witness a great performance by Mariah Carey, too.
The U.N. visitors’ lobby is showcasing some of its female peacekeepers through Aug. 4. India has deployed a 125-member female police contingent to Liberia, but women are otherwise scarce in peacekeeping operations.