If I could go back, I’d tell my younger self to quit. I would tell her to quit the high school friend who drained all her energy and the long-distance boyfriend she couldn’t give up. Most of all, I’d tell her to quit soccer. CLICK TO CONTINUE
By Claire Gillespie in The Week
Nobody likes to fail. At best, it’s embarrassing and frustrating. At worst, it can cause major career or personal setbacks and lead to a downward spiral into negativity. Basically, failure is no fun. So it’s unfortunate that A vast body of research tells us that failing is actually good for us. It provides an opportunity for development, increases resilience, and helps protect against anxiety. Failure, ironically, is crucial to success.
Guest Op-Ed: Kate Krieger, Ellevest Financial Advisor
The last few years have been marked by incredible feats in women’s pro sports. The US Women’s National Soccer Team is Time’s Athlete of the Year. Simone Biles has 25 world championship medals.Elena Delle Donne has the best career free-throw shooting percentage in WNBA and NBA history. And this Sunday, the 49ers’ coach Katie Sowers became the first woman and openly gay person to coach in the Super Bowl.
By Zoe Fenson in THE WEEK
Back in 2018, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren met for an off-the-record conversation. Warren says that during that conversation, Sanders told her a woman could not win the presidency in 2020; according to Sanders, he said it would be difficult, not necessarily impossible. Now that both parties involved are running for president, this exchange has been made public, as have their conflicting memories of what was said. And yet only one of these two people — the woman — has had her social media inundated with images of snakes to underscore her apparent duplicitousness.
On January 27th, both the chambers of the Virginia state legislature voted “yes” on House Joint Resolution 1 (by a vote of 59-40) and its sister bill, SJ1 (by a vote of 28-12), formally ratifying the ERA.
And with that, we’ve reached the Constitution’s required three-quarters of the state ratifying the amendment for certification.
The ERA declares simply: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States, or by any state, on account of sex.”
The New York Times ‘ editorial board took the extraordinary step on Sunday of endorsing two Democratic candidates for the party’s nomination: Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. “Both the radical and the realist models warrant serious consideration,” the Times wrote. “If there were ever a time to be open to new ideas, it is now. If there were ever a time to seek stability, now is it. That’s why we’re endorsing the most effective advocates for each approach.” New York Times
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Women do so much less often. And it’s not because their work isn’t as good.
By Lena Felton in The Lily from the Washington Post
Eight experts on when to quit a job, a friendship, your dream and more. This article is part of the Lily Lines newsletter. You can sign up here to get it delivered twice a week to your inbox.
The evidence is clear: The best predictor of a state’s stability is how its women are treated.In the academic field of security studies, realpolitik dominates. Those who adhere to this worldview are committed to accepting empirical evidence when it is placed before their eyes, to see the world as it “really” is and not as it ideally should be. As Walter Lippmann wrote, “We must not substitute for the world as it is an imaginary world.” Click here to read the entire article (This article was suggested by Edward O. Raiola, Ph.D.
Honoring our rituals is perhaps the best medicine for a broken heart
A few weeks before Christmas in 2002, lung cancer won, and I lost Mama. What remains are the memories I shared with her and all of the love she poured into me.
By Justine Smith in Hyperallergic
As the Cinémathèque Québécoise pays homage to some of the notable women who have stepped behind the camera and “painted with light,” critic Justine Smith considers why their work is often underrecognized.
On Wednesday, January 22, more than 200 employees and community members gathered at MAHEC to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Spirit of MLK awards celebration we have hosted annually since 2001.
A new documentary, “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” chronicles the history of the women’s movement from 1966 to 1972, including the genesis of Our Bodies Ourselves, the founding of NOW, and other historical milestones.
The filmmakers are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to finish the project, and have a little more than a month to go. Check it out to learn more about the project and consider supporting their efforts. Click here for the entire article
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In the Washington Post Lily Lines – Story by Neema Roshania Patel – Illustrations by Maria Alaconada Brooks
It’s a new year and like many, you may have made a resolution to read more. Or maybe you’re simply looking for the next great novel you won’t be able to put down. Either way, we’ve got the list for you.
This roundup focuses on fiction titles, all by women, all set for release in the first half of this year. We hope you enjoy it and find a book that sticks with you. The kind you can’t put down and can’t stop thinking about once you’re done with it. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
Unfortunately, little of her work survives
Augusta Savage started sculpting as a child in the 1900s using what she could get her hands on: the clay that was part of the natural landscape in her hometown of Green Cove Springs, Florida. Eventually her talents took her far from the clay pits of the South. She joined the burgeoning arts scene of the Harlem Renaissancewhen her talents led her to New York.
Frustration, depression, rage, and pockets of joy: A diary of one woman’s first 30 days of motherhood
By Julie Fei-Fan Balzer January 9
It has been more than five months since the U.S. women’s soccer team won the World Cup, and yet barely a day goes by that Megan Rapinoe doesn’t hear about it from strangers. A young girl at a soccer clinic. A middle-aged man at an airport. Parents the world over via social media. No matter who or where, the topic is always the same: how the team changed a life.
If you look at a map of the United States, you might think that only men live here.
NC BOARD OF ELECTIONS LIST OF ACCEPTABLE IDs: Voters Will Be Asked to Show Photo ID Beginning in 2020
Beginning in 2020, North Carolina voters will be asked to provide photo identification when voting in-person or absentee-by-mail, with some exceptions.
Voters may provide any type of acceptable photo identification. More than 130 types of ID will be accepted. For a list of acceptable IDs, see below.
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