November 1st, 2018

WORDS TO LIVE BY…

 “Now that I knew fear, I also knew it was not permanent. As powerful as it was, its grip on me would loosen. It would pass.”

-Louise Erdrich

Women Who… ATTEND WOMEN’S COLLEGES 

With 70% of female students reporting having experienced sexual harassment or assault, universities can feel unwelcoming for women. The Women’s College Coalition notes that students at single-sex colleges have significantly higher participation rates in extracurricular activities and in leadership positions.

(After #MeToo, do we need women-only colleges more than ever?The Guardian)

Women Who…ARE INCARCERATED

Across the country, women in prison are disciplined at higher rates than men — often two to three times more often, and sometimes more — for smaller infractions of prison rules. In 13 of the 15 states we analyzed, women get in trouble at higher rates than men. The discrepancies are highest for more minor infractions of prison rules.

(In Prison, Discipline Comes Down Hardest On Women, NPR)

Women Who… LEAVE ASTRONOMY

Women with astronomy PhDs are leaving the field before landing a faculty job at a rate three to four times higher than are their male counterparts. Women in the field experience systemic hurdles such as hiring biases and harassment, and also confirms anecdotal reports that female astronomers leave the field more frequently than their male peers. 

(Astronomy is losing women three times faster than men, Nature.com) 

Women Who…GO TO THE WORLD CUP

“We talked about qualifying,” U.S. coach Jill Ellis said of the business done on the night. “But it was also how we qualified in terms of how we played and the performance tonight.” The United States waited less than 120 seconds for a goal on Sunday- and scored five goals before halftime.

(With no shortage of goals, U.S. women qualify for World Cup, ESPN Women)

Women Who… STRIKE FOR EQUAL PAY

More than 8,000 workers, mostly women who have never been on a picket line, will take part in the two-day action that starts next Tuesday and will affect homecare, schools and nurseries, cleaning and catering services across the city of Glasgow. 

(Glasgow: thousands of women to strike over pay discrimination, The Guardian)

 

 

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