women Tag

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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In a ground-breaking step taken to uplift women's rights by King Salman in 2017, women were finally given the opportunity to gain a driver’s license and to be able to drive in Saudi Arabia in June, 2018. After generations of struggles, protests, and revolutions, this was the first major step taken towards women’s rights, independence and gender equality in the country.    In a country where women...

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ultimate chatterbox

The ultimate chatterbox of our society is always said to be women. They always seem to fall victim to some behavioral patterns. Women love to talk, loud and obnoxious. They would discuss every consequential – as well as inconsequential – things with each other. What to order for dinner? Let’s discuss. Should I get married? Sure, let’s discuss. Hashing out big, and rather important decisions...

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fantasy

It is no secret that authors usually incorporate some hard facts around which they weave the fiction. George R.R. Martin, the author of bestselling epic fantasy novel The Song of Ice and Fire, has done that in his books. In other words, for Martin, “Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans...

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In this fast-paced life, stress tends to set into individuals quickly. In the current scenario, there have been multiple reports regarding disorders caused due to stress. It is normal for a human to react with strong feelings after the occurrence of a stressful event, but when the feelings don’t fade away with time it is known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  There is a physiological perspective...

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Women with opinions are seen as dangerous people. Be it an educated woman or a woman with a lot of experience in a particular aspect, it has been with scepticism that the society sees women’s contributions in knowledge production and the trend seems to continue. Joseph Reagle, assistant professor of communication studies at Northeastern University, wrote an interesting research paper titled Free as in Sexist?...

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old play

The World is changing, slowly and steadily, with many people raising their voices against injustice. A recent addition was the #MeToo movement. It put forth thousands of stories from people, men and women alike, about surviving through non-consensual sexual advances. Apparently, the trauma is deep enough, and it certainly needs recognition. People have started questioning the real face of consent and how it works. Parents...

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beautiful-of-them-all

They say looks don’t matter and yet, there are more beauty products advertised on media than anything else. With celebrities taking over our phones and televisions with their picture-perfect images, there is a growing sense of insecurity amongst all of us about our looks. This dangerous trend has only grown with globalisation. With European standards of the slim and fair as beautiful taking over our...

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women-and-scientific-development

Technology is taking strides of development and it is bound to affect all industries. With more automation and robots taking our jobs, an increase in unemployment rates is going to be a lived reality soon. However, what is disturbing to note is that, more women may be losing out on jobs due to this compared to men. The reasons for this are many, some of...

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