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Happy 104th Birthday Dorothy Mary Crowfoot (12 May 1910 – 29…

<b>Happy 104th Birthday Dorothy Mary Crowfoot (12 May 1910 – 29 July 1994), The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1964 winner</b> <i>for her determinations by X-ray techniques of the structures of important biochemical substances</i>.<p>❋ Dorothy Mary Crowfoot was born in Cairo, Egypt, of English parents. She was only the third woman to achieve a first-class honors degree in chemistry from Oxford. While there, she satisfied the requirement to carry out an undergraduate research project by using X-rays to determine the …

Paul Krugman: Old-money dynasties are destroying the American dream

<b>Paul Krugman (billmoyers.com)</b><p>“We are becoming very much the kind of society we imagined we’re nothing like”<p>Bill Moyers<p>April 21, 2014 12:59pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.<p>The median pay for the top 100 highest-paid CEOs at America’s publicly traded companies was a handsome …

5 takeaways: Affirmative-action ruling

The Supreme Court’s decision upholding Michigan’s affirmative-action ban was far from a shock, but it generated considerable strife on the high court, producing five different opinions in which the justices traded charges and countercharges on the polarizing issues at stake.<p>Tuesday’s splintered, …

Justice Department Report Reveals The Biggest Failure Of America's Prisons

The report from the department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) details recidivism rates of 404,638 state prisoners released in 30 states in 2005.<p>More than a third of released prisoners were arrested again within six months of their release. That number rose to 56.7% by the end of the first …

U.S. Department of Justice

3 Charts That Show How Hard It Is for Women to Find Work

This article is from the archive of our partner<p>The recession was not kind to women.<p>New data from Remapping Debate, a nonprofit public policy …

Demographics

Seven in 10 Favor Mandated Contraception Coverage

While the justices of the Su­preme Court have not yet de­cided wheth­er busi­nesses have to provide con­tra­cep­tion cov­er­age to em­ploy­ees, the …

Birth Control

Pennsylvania Congresswoman Goes All In For Obamacare

Now that Allyson Schwartz has become perhaps the first Democratic candidate to warmly embrace the Affordable Care Act in a 2014 campaign ad, will other Democrats in statewide races follow suit?<p>Unlikely.<p>Schwartz, a Pennsylvania congresswoman who is running for governor, has some unique circumstances …

Elizabeth Warren: The system's 'rigged' against middle class

<b>(CNN)</b> - Elizabeth Warren contends America's middle class struggles against a system that's "rigged" and favors those who wield power in money and politics.<p>It's a refrain the freshman Democratic Massachusetts senator and former consumer protection advocate repeats often since entering national …

Female College Grads Enter Lifetime of Wage Gaps

NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)—Her first pay check for her first job after earning a Ph.D. in communication studies made her angry.<p>She’d applied for several …

College & University

Europe Treaty on Violence Against Women to Take Effect

<b>Update:</b> On August 1, 2014, 36 of 47 Council of Europe member states signed the Convention and 14 also ratified it: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Bosnia …

Five Ways to Stop Criminalizing Victimized Girls

Credit: Khánh Hmoong on Flickr, under Creative Commons<p>(WOMENSENEWS)–The numbers tell us two sobering facts about girls and juvenile justice. First, …

CDC

Democrats, You Better Get Angry or You’ll Lose Congress

The pissed-off party wins midterm elections. Will the image of Ted Cruz chairing a committee or the Affordable Care Act getting gutted make the left …

Black voters could decide who controls the Senate in 2015. Here’s how.

Black voters played a huge role in delivering Barack Obama to the White House in 2008 and 2012. And in 2014, they will play a huge role in determining whether the president's party can stop Republicans from taking the Senate.<p>Why? Here are four reasons:<p><b>1. Black voters are hugely influential on the</b> …

Elizabeth Warren On Whether Women Are Treated Differently Than Men In Washington: 'Yep.'

<b>The Daily Show</b><p>Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive<p>Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) discussed the treatment of women in the U.S. Senate in a Tuesday appearance on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."<p>Warren -- who is promoting her new book, <i>A Fighting</i> …

Study of sex workers and pimps reveals how the market for underage sex actually operates.

When Dr. Anthony Marcus, chair of the anthropology department at New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, kicked off a massive study of …

Vaccine skeptics hate these charts

Arizona Police Stopped This Future Schoolteacher Four Times in Three Years For Driving While Latino

Before he ever had a chance to put the final touches on his lesson plan, Jose Patiño was putting the final touches on houses. Like some undocumented …

Justice Sotomayor's Beautiful Schuette Dissent: 'Race Matters'

The Supreme Court may have hammered yet another nail into affirmative action’s coffin with its 6-2 ruling on Tuesday, but Justice Sonia Sotomayor …

Women Find Themselves on the Web - Women’s Media Center

Women Find Themselves on the Web<p>As women continue to be shut out of key positions in television and film—and great, authentic leading female roles …

TV shows

Kashmir transparency is essential for healing women rape survivors - Woman News Network (WNN)

Aliya Bashir – WNN Breaking<p><b>(WNN) Srinagar, Indian Administered KASHMIR, SOUTH ASIA: Twenty two years has passed since what advocates say is the</b> …

A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

The signs came early that Abhina Aher was different.<p>Born a boy biologically and given the male name Abhijit, Aher grew up in a middle-class neighborhood of Mumbai, India. The son of a single mother who nurtured a love of dance, Aher would watch enthralled as she performed.<p>"I used to love to wear …

How An Ohio Housewife Flew Around The World, Made History, And Was Then Forgotten

Jerrie Mock was a 38-year-old housewife from Columbus, Ohio, when, 50 years ago this week, she accomplished what Amelia Earhart is famous for having failed to do. But in the decades since, as Mock's life began to unravel, history all but forgot the pilot who made it.<p>Just before the coast …

The Power of Story

600 million girls living in poor countries around the world struggle to eat, go to school and see a doctor when they need one. Many of these girls suffer violence in their families and are married off as children to men three times their age. Although research demonstrates that girls are the key to …

Flirtation or sexual harassment? Here's how to tell the difference

"Equality means never paying a woman a compliment" … said no feminist ever.<p>Amid the exciting recent surge of feminist activism and energy in the UK, a slight confusion seems to have crept in around the idea of battling sexual harassment. The general concern seems to be that by condemning sexual …

Leading a New Wave of Women Into Politics

The number of women holding state office in California is at an all-time low. The percentage of women in the state legislature peaked in 2005 -- at 30.8 percent -- and has been falling ever since.<p>We've lost one woman in the legislature during each of the past eight years. And this year, we could …

Elections

How to Master Matzo Ball Soup

How to master the science of making homemade matzo ball soup.<p>There's a science to the perfect matzo ball soup. Here’s how to master the key components, from the pillowy-light balls to that rich, golden, rejuvenating chicken broth.<p><b>Every Great Ball Begins with Schmaltz</b> If you’ve never cooked with …

Nobody

Smartphone and Social Media Usage: Men vs. Women (Infographic)

The old adage -- “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus” – absolutely holds water when it comes to how consumers use mobile technology.<p>Men turn to social media for business reasons more than women do, according to data compiled in the infographic below by personal finance website …

Social Media

As the Supreme Court takes up the challenges to Obamacare’s contraception coverage mandate today, here are a few more numbers to add to this infographic from Ultraviolet. According to a new poll conducted on behalf of a few reproductive rights organizations, 68 percent of female voters firmly reject Hobby Lobby ...

As the Supreme Court takes up the challenges to Obamacare’s contraception coverage mandate today, here are a few more numbers to add to this …