Welcome to The Ladies for September 25, 2019! It’s a snapshot of curated articles I have enjoyed reading on women and girls around the world — sprinkled with tidbits on things to do/see/read/buy. Subscribe using the link at right and post your comments below!
We often talk about the pay gap with women, but here’s another interesting angle on women, careers and marriage. Check out this article:
Women are Struggling to Find Men Who Make as Much Money as They Do A good man is hard to find, especially in this economy. The country is facing a crisis of broke dudes, according to new research from Cornell University — and it’s left successful ladies single and disgruntled. Click here to read the full article.
The NFL Team Run by Women
In a sports world in which most jobs, especially high-ranking ones, are still held by men, more than half of the Philadelphia Eagles’ top advisers are female. Catherine Carlson was surprised when she scanned the room at her first executive meeting as a senior vice president with the Philadelphia Eagles this spring. “I’m looking around,” she says. “And there are four other women at the senior leadership table.” The Eagles front-office is an outlier in a sports world in which most jobs, especially high-ranking ones, are still held by men. Click here to read the full article.
Meghan Markle’s Heartfelt Speech During Africa Tour
Did you miss her speech? Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, delivered a powerful speech to a charity in Cape Town, South Africa. The organization tackles violence against women, as well as poverty and inequality. “I’m here as a member of the royal family, and as a wife, a mother, a woman of color. As your sister,” she said. Click here to watch it.
7 Lessons from the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s Fight for Equal Pay
The U.S. women’s national soccer team sued its employer, the U.S. Soccer Federation, for gender discrimination this March — the first known lawsuit of its kind in professional sports. The continuing dispute is a culmination of years of pushing for pay equality and quickly became a media sensation, bolstered by the team’s fourth World Cup win, which came earlier this year. As the world watches all 28 teammates band together, there are a number of important lessons we can learn from their fight for equality, especially in the face of opposition from their employer. Click here to read the full article.
FIFA ‘Assured’ Women in Iran Can Attend Soccer Matches
Women in Iran will be allowed to attend men’s soccer matches beginning with a World Cup qualifier next month, according to FIFA.Football’s world governing body has long been concerned by the issue and its president Gianni Infantino spoke to Iranian officials following the death of Sahar Khodayari, a female fan who set herself on fire after she was denied access to a soccer stadium in Tehran. Speaking at a FIFA conference on women’s football in Milan Sunday, Infantino said he had been “assured” that women will be allowed to attend Iran’s next match against Cambodia. Click here to read the full article.
‘Self Silencing’ Potentially Deadly for Women
Do you rarely express anger at those close to you? Is it difficult for you to reveal negative feelings in your relationships? New research suggests that might make you more vulnerable to having a stroke. In a study of women aged 40 to 60, those who suffered from “self-silencing” had an increased risk of having plaque in their carotid arteries. Click here to read the full article.
Here’s an interesting article, I think many of us can relate to this:
Still Serving Guests While Your Male Relatives Relax? Everyday Sexism Like This Hurts Women’s Mental Health
Sexism pervades society in many more subtle ways – and its impacts are not always so tangible. This discrimination is committed not just in the workplace and on the streets, but in social settings and in our own homes, sometimes by the people who love us. It can also start young, like when parents enlist daughters to serve guests at a family gathering, and sons are free to relax with their male relatives. Click here to read the full article.
GIRLS & TEENS
Greta Thurnberg’s Powerful Climate Change Speech
If you missed the powerful message from 16-year-old Swedish teen, Greta Thurnberg, on climate change at the U.N. Climate Change Summit this week you can watch the video here – click to view.
and this one – click here to buy:
Teen Girls are Leading the Climate Strikes and Helping Change the Face of Environmentalism
Dana Fisher has studied environmental activism for decades, but the crowds of people who took to the streets Friday to demand aggressive measures against climate change were unlike any she’d seen. They were young. They were diverse. And they were overwhelmingly girls. “Something different is happening here,” the University of Maryland sociologist said. “We have a new wave of contention in society that’s being led by women. … And the youth climate movement is leading this generational shift.” Click here to read the full article.