Although the age of 49 does coincide with the generally accepted end of a woman’s child-bearing years, it does not signify the end of her life. So why do data collectors ignore older women?
In a world in which decisions are made by conferring with polls, it is appalling that women above the age of 49 are completely left out of the equation. Most international data, which includes metrics on health, employment, assets and domestic violence, collects ... Read More
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Apr 13, 2015
Malala Yousafzai has quickly become one of the most important women on the planet for so many reasons and it is only right that her influence should reach interstellar proportions.
The youngest Noble Peace Prize recipient in history now has a 2-mile-wide asteroid named after her. The asteroid called, 316201 Malala, orbits the sun every five and a half years in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, according to TIME.
Amy Mainzer, the woman who named the ... Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Apr 01, 2015
For the first time in the U.S. a woman has been found guilty of feticide and is facing 20 years in prison. A jury convicted Indiana resident Purvi Patel, 33, of felony child neglect in addition to the feticide charge for the death of her second trimester fetus.
In July 2013, Patel entered the emergency room of St. Joseph Hospital in Mishawaka, Indiana, with heavy vaginal bleeding. Although she initially denied it, she later told the hospital staff that she had ... Read More
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Mar 31, 2015
Having more female politicians is not simply a numbers game, as we have learned from Margaret Thatcher and Sarah Palin. Simply being a woman is not the only factor in being a female positive politician. In the case of potential GOP presidential candidate, Carly Fiorina, there are some policies that are a little concerning.
Fiorina opposes abortion, except in the cases of rape, incest, or threat to the mother’s life. In an interview with SFGates she revealed ... Read More
The Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee, aka the FratPAC, plans to lobby Congress this April for changes that will make college sexual assault cases even more difficult to report: The group wants the criminal justice system to resolve cases before universities look into them. Why? Because they seriously believe that students accused of sexual assault are treated unfairly.
As of right now, the U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to ... Read More