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The mysterious disappearance of the aviation pioneer Emilia Earhart is a mystery that has broken the heads of many investigators. Along with being the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, she also set many other records and wrote best-selling books about her flying experience. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party and an early supporter of the Equal...

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“Affirmative action” means positive steps taken to increase the representation of women and minorities in areas of employment, education, and culture from which they have been historically excluded. The outcomes of public and private affirmative action programs in the past have been mixed yet they are probably negative on the balance. Affirmative actions in American society are popularly believed to have been a product of...

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NASA

Somewhere, a 20- year- old has the bones of a child, somewhere, a 30- year- old woman looks like a teen and somewhere, a 36- year- old has a heart condition which forces her to wear IV bags constantly in order to take regular medications. All the above cases are happening to women all over the world, especially in countries where medical facilities and equipment...

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The military of a country is often seen as the institution that embodies national pride. With a global rise of right-wing nationalism, the armed forces have been brought to the forefront as the sacrifices of soldiers are valorised in popular culture. Despite those within these forces often complaining of the futility of war, their tragic reality is that they have been reduced to pawns in...

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Real

A woman being a CEO of a leading company of fashion and luxury products is a big deal, but Maureen Chiquet was more than just that. She might be the former global CEO of Chanel now, but her whole life – professional and personal – is a perfect example of how women should defy societal as well as gender roles. From being a literature major...

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On the first view, it is glaringly obvious that gender discrimination is magnified in a corporate sphere. It goes beyond wages and often operationalises itself in social interactions, behaviour in formal meetings, and of course, power dynamics at work. Women are often spoken over, their voices ignored or simply not accorded the same credibility and their mobility slowed down. In Neo-conservative circles, the wage gap...

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Social circles of married women in rural India

Around the world, there are many places and people who are still disconnected from the world of the internet. There is estimation by the United Nations that about half the world’s population is not connected to the internet that may be for various reasons. However, there are various places where people are not even allowed to have social circles in their offline lives.    In areas like the...

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Roberta Sinatra, along with her group of colleagues, had researched the predictability of discoveries. Sinatra, visiting research assistant professor at Northeastern University and assistant professor at Central European University in Budapest, upon research, said that many paths carry an individual towards making a discovery. Some discoveries are made out of the blue, like  in the case of gravity. Sir Isaac Newton was struck with the...

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women and minority entrepreneurs

Women-and-minority-owned businesses often find it challenging to secure loans. This might be because of stereotypical thinking and prejudices against these communities. Promoting entrepreneurs to set up and expand businesses is a great way to increase the number of jobs available in an area. It leads to the economic growth of the whole area and lifts the living standards of all the people in the community.   Empowering...

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The debate on female underrepresentation in the  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields largely has two sides. One argues that socialisation is to be blamed while the other stands for the idea that there are certain biological differences between men and women, which results in them having different interests. Women, proponents of this model claim, don’t develop a fascination with the mechanical and the...

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