December 1st, 2018

WORDS TO LIVE BY…

 “The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.”

– Mohadesa Najumi

Women Who… GO THE DISTANCE 

“Women who trekked across Antarctica in the first-ever all-female expedition broke more than gender norms — they also busted the gender myth that, when it comes to extreme endurance exercise, women are weaker than men.”

(First-Ever All-Female Antarctic Expedition Busts Women’s Endurance MythLive Science)

Women Who…ARE EXCLUDED

“Being left out at work is not only a lonely feeling, but it can also feel like an act of bullying, a new survey finds. According to a new poll from accounting firm Ernst & Young of more than 1,000 working professionals in America, being excluded at work left the majority of women — 61% — feeling like they were being bullied.”

(Majority of women see exclusion at work as a form of bullying, Ladders)

Women Who… WEAR THEIR CLOTHES INSIDE OUT

“Saudi Arabian women are wearing their abayas—traditional loose black cloaks—inside-out, exposing the seams within. Thousands have launched their campaign online and on the streets of the kingdom, chronicling it on Twitter with the hashtag ”inside-out abaya.” These women have found a subtle way to speak out about not having the right to choose their clothing.”

(Why Saudi women are wearing their clothes inside out, Quartz) 

Women Who…OVER INVEST?

“But is there any statistical evidence that women need higher credentials than men to be promoted and recognised in their own profession? Much research focuses on the gender gap in absolute outcomes. This doesn’t help with this specific question. We need a way to compare men and women on the same rung of the career ladder.”

(Women ‘over-invest’ in becoming job ready, and expect less once they’re employed, ABC News)

Women Who… ARE BEAUTIFUL 

“Lynette Page-Collin and Rachel O’Hare are collecting beauty products for women who will be spending the holiday season in refuges across north-west England. Ms O’Hare, from Birkenhead, said though people may think the beauty boxes were “superficial”, she believes each one will help rebuild the confidence of a woman in crisis.”

(Friends build beauty boxes for women spending Christmas in refuges, BBC)

 

 

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