women Tag

Women's Clubs

For a very long time, women did not have any freedom and rights. In 1898, Jane Croly of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs wrote that women were able to reach out of their homes by themselves through religious institutions at first. As women started being involved in churches and charitable groups, this helped them to find companionship and facilitate change in communities.  Their groups...

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jess peterson can create magic through 2D animation

The president of Western Skies Strategies, Jess Peterson, is also the co-founder and CEO of “Mighty Oak”. It is an agency that specializes in the art of handmade animation. Jess has  an experience of working in the music industry as well as of doing branding communication for a children’s museum till 2015, after which, with animators Emily Collins and Michaela Olsen,  Jess launched Mighty Oak....

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After becoming the first Canadian Team to win NBA membership in June, the Raptors made history once again by selling branded hijabs, the headscarf worn by many Muslim women. The hijab starred Raptors claw on one side and a Nike swoosh on the other which they revealed in their promotional video on Twitter. This will give inspiration to Muslim women to come to the forefront and...

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bias

Gender bias exists in every aspect of the world—from the workplace to the political arena. The gender gap affects children's education, the size of the paycheck one brings home, and it’s the reason why women still lag behind men in certain careers, especially STEM.   “When we talk about the underrepresentation of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, we’re dealing with a global phenomenon....

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all bodies are beautiful

The issue of body-shaming is not new in society. Certain unrealistic standards of how one’s body should be have been ingrained by the patriarchy. The ideals of this structure profit many opportunistic companies. Recently, models and actresses such as Jameela Jamil and many others have opened up about how difficult it is to maintain their bodies that is “acceptable” according to the standards of the...

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“In my mind, urination, defecation, and menstruation are biological processes that shouldn’t be treated any differently from each other, because we can’t control any of them,” says Diya Khullar, a Northeastern student majoring in health science. In an effort to normalise menstruation and point out the unfair discrepancy, she raises a question asking why toilet paper was provided free of charge whereas tampons and sanitary...

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make-up

Does people’s perception towards a woman’s likeability, competence, and trustworthiness depend on her wearing make-up? According to a recent study funded by Proctor & Gamble, it does. Linda Blum, an associate professor of sociology and interim director of ‘Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies ‘program at Northeastern University, was interviewed and questioned about the how these findings affect women in their workplace and professional advancements.   According to...

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Northeastern University is all set to launch the Center for Inclusive Computing with a vision to increase the representation of women in technology. They will collaborate with universities having large undergraduate computing programs across the US in order to strengthen the student population of women and underrepresented minorities. For the upcoming six years, the Center will fund and support not-for-profit universities with 200 or more computing graduates annually. Funding will...

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women-with-voice

“Get on that field and play,” Kralinger says, “and often, you get to change the field.” Enabling women to go beyond the societal restrictions and push the limits imposed upon them by the society, the ‘Women Who Empower’ symposium at the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex at Northeastern University was conducted with a motto in mind: to make woman question patriarchy. True, women seem to...

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