Gwyneth Paltrow is selling bikinis for girls ages 4-8 on her website – which has critics up in arms. But actually it’s the conversation about ‘sexualizing’ kids that’s harmful.
Hillary backstage at Women in the World talking to Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, who is a South African presidential hopeful (and possibly first woman president in the country). She said to Hillary, “I want to see you complete the unfinished business.” They then went off for a private pow-wow.
Yes, all the feels.
In the workplace, intolerance among women is mutual between queen bees and worker bees. And it isn’t getting women anywhere, says Peggy Drexler.
Gina has been the manager of a busy, upscale Chicago hair salon for twenty years, overseeing dozens of employees at once, and thousands over her career. By far, she reports without hesitation, the most difficult among them have been women. “The guys get angry about some direction or decision, something you’ve asked of them, and then ten minutes later, they’re over it,” she says. “The women, though—they’re brutal. They argue or get defensive—or comply, but then give you the cold shoulder for weeks. Later, you hear they’ve been gossiping about you in the breakroom.”
We know our economy is stronger when our wives, mothers, and daughters can live their lives free from discrimination in the workplace, and free from the fear of domestic violence. Today, the Senate passed the Violence Against Women Act that Joe Biden originally wrote almost 20 years ago. I urge the House to do the same. And I ask this Congress to declare that women should earn a living equal to their efforts, and finally pass the Paycheck Fairness Act this year.
DAILY PIC: This is the aptly named “Untitled (Ribs),” a photo from 2009 by a Hungarian-born New Yorker named Monika Sziladi. It’s at the Hasted Kraeutler gallery in New York, in a show of 31 woman photographers organized by the Humble Arts Foundation. Anyone who thinks that beauty is a universal constant only needs to take a look at the wraith-like “ideal body” in Sziladi’s shot. Its owner seems to take as much pride in her bones as the big girls of Rubens could take in their avoirdupois. And I refuse to weigh-in, as it were, on one side or the other. (© Monika Sziladi, courtesy the artist & Humble Arts Foundation, NYC)
There were no mail boys at Newsweek, only mail girls. If you were a college graduate (like me) who had worked on your college newspaper (like me) and you were a girl (like me), they hired you as a mail girl. If you were a boy (unlike me) with exactly the same qualifications, they hired you as a reporter and sent you to a bureau somewhere in America. This was unjust but it was 1962, so it was the way things were.