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How Parks Lose Their Playfulness

A few years ago, the Hudson River Park Trust floated an idea for a new island. Called Pier 55, it was to be a two-and-a-half-acre wavy rectangle 200 feet off Manhattan reached by two narrow bridges, replacing the remains of Pier 54 near West 14th Street, where the Lusitania used to dock.<p>The trust …

Urban Design

Chelsea Manning: The Dystopia We Signed Up For

For seven years, I didn’t exist.<p>While incarcerated, I had no bank statements, no bills, no credit history. In our interconnected world of big data, I appeared to be no different than a deceased person. After I was released, that lack of information about me created a host of problems, from …

What would Patrick Henry think if he turned on the TV today?

“Told you so.”<p>That’s what Patrick Henry told me when I asked what he thought of what is happening in our nation today.<p>OK, not <i>the</i> Patrick Henry, but the closest thing to the “Voice of the Revolution” here in 2017.<p>Richard Schumann, who has portrayed Patrick Henry at Colonial Williamsburg for nearly …

After Irma, it's time to take our power grid underground

Editor's Note: (Roger N. Anderson works as a senior research scientist at the Center for Computational Learning Systems at Columbia University. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.)<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Hurricane Irma took a dramatic toll on Florida's electric grid, with as many as 15 million …

Americans in a Battered Paradise

I lived through two hurricanes as a child and I remember all the good stuff that eventually came in the mail — M&Ms, bug spray, playing cards. So when I heard that Hurricane Irma had made landfall on American soil last Wednesday, I began gathering those kinds of things to mail to my friends and …

How Single-Payer Health Care Could Trip Up Democrats

Many Democrats giddy from their recent health policy successes are starting to reach enthusiastically for a mountaintop goal: establishing a single-payer system for all Americans.<p>But they may want to learn the lessons of their opposition. Like “repeal and replace,” “single-payer” is a broadly …

Health Care

Women In The Media: Female TV And Film Characters Still Sidelined And Sexualized, Study Finds

For every Carrie Mathison, the brilliant, complicated spy Claire Danes plays on "Homeland," there are six "Real Housewives" -- in other words, the way women are represented on television and in film is pretty dismal. That's the message researchers are taking away from a new study out of a joint …

“Miss Representation” Shows Ugly Side of Women in Media

Jennifer Siebel Newsom (right) and Devanshi Patel (left) in Siebel Newsom's documentary, "Miss Representation"Courtesy Miss Representation<p>Lately, it …

Surprise! Women Are Still Under-Represented in Media - Ms. Magazine Blog

<i>Girls</i> may have won a Golden Globe this year, but media representation of women is nowhere close to achieving gender equality. Women (51 percent of …

Portrayal of women in the media propagates sexism

It may be 2014, but the silver screen has been stuck in a temporal loop since the 1950s. Sexism in media has been normalized over time, so much so …

Women's portrayal in media could influence elections, women in government

In the 50 years leading up to 2014, 63 of 142 countries studied by the World Economic Forum have had a female head of government or state, according …

We Need Lots More Women in Media, New Study Finds

The Women’s Media Center issued its annual study on The Status of Women in U.S. Media, which examines how women are represented across multiple media …

Short Film Proves What It's Really Like For Female Superheroes

As Disney, Warner Bros. and Sony take a slow walk toward putting a female superhero back onscreen, writer Jordan Zakarin, director Jeff Kornberg and star Ali Vingiano have taken matters into their own hands. The trio is responsible for "A Female Superhero Pitches A Movie," a new short film about …

25 Years After ‘Seinfeld,’ Where Are All the Elaines?

25 Years After 'Seinfeld,' Where Are All the Elaines?<p>When “Seinfeld” premiered 25 years ago, few foresaw the monumental impact it would have, both …

Model Blasts the Company That Slimmed Her Body With Photoshop

Nowadays Photoshop is a standard tool of the fashion trade, with women’s faces and bodies smoothed and slimmed to fit a Barbie-like standard of …

What Impact Is the Media Having on Women in STEM?

One of my happiest moments recently was when my little sister told me she wants to be an engineer. An engineer! A mechanical engineer, she said, or …

Social media stars like Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski bad for young women?

Kim Kardashian does it. So does Britney Spears. Emily Ratajkowski can’t stop doing it. These narci-lebrities can’t stop flaunting their flesh on Instagram.<p>And while the scantily clad pics garner millions of followers and likes for the stars, which helps pad their bank accounts, some experts say …

Geena Davis’ Gender Bias: How Media Affects Women in Leadership

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hearing the iconic actress, Geena Davis give a presentation on her foundation’s research findings on gender bias in the media. The study revealed the anemic state of women in entertainment, and how the lack of appropriate role models negatively impacts girls …

Welcoming Men as Caretakers Can Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

Two important elections have been making headlines in the international arena: the American Presidency and the United Nations Secretary General. Neither position has ever been held by a woman. In the first, there is clearly a frontrunner woman candidate in former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, …

It’s no surprise that boys ask for and receive on average 13% more pocket money than girls. We need to encourage women to speak up for what they want<p>Research has shown boys get more pocket money than girls even from a very young age, most likely because they simply ask for more. Although it might …

Feminism

Why the Gender-Pay Gap Is Largest for the Highest-Paying Jobs

Seeing the male-female earnings gap in all its dimensions<p>"The average full-time working woman earns just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns."<p>That is the one-dimensional theory of the gender-pay gap. Even if it's correct (and it might not be), it captures the complex reality of pay inequality the …

Closing The Gap: Equal Pay Is Good For Business

Imagine if your outfit was styled the same way women are paid in the United States. It's obvious when nearly a quarter of your outfit is missing. But what happens when nearly a quarter of your paycheck is missing?<p>That's the reality for most U.S. women today, who earn an average of 21 percent less …

Meet the Teen Girl Praised by Hillary Clinton After She Was Fired for Asking About $0.25 Pay Gap with Male Co-Worker

A teenage girl who was fired from her job at a Kansas City pizzeria after asking her boss why she wasn’t paid the same as her male co-worker says she …

Yahoo is now part of Oath

Before you continue...<p>Yahoo is now part of the Oath family. Due to EU data protection laws, we (Oath), our vendors and our partners need your consent …

Privacy

Incredible Women Are Fighting For Girls' Education In Liberia But There's A Long Way To Go

Garmai, Fatmata, Ruth and Esther - Social Workers at Street Child Liberia<p>In 2005 Liberia made history by electing Africa's first female president. …

Stephen Hawking says we don't need science to prove that women are equal

He's one of the most renowned theoretical physicists but when it comes to feminism, Stephen Hawking believes general acceptance, not scientific …

‘A Day Without A Woman’ general strike set to take place on International Women’s Day

Every year on March 8, people around the world raise awareness about International Women's Day, and this year is set to be no different, with the …

Iranian Women Still Denied Fundamental Rights

There is a large disparity when comparing women's rights in Iran and in the West: Iranian women are still denied their basic fundamental rights. Iranian women are treated as second-class citizens, but authorities choose to ignore that women cannot enter stadiums and that there are gender barriers …

How We Can Overcome the Unacceptable Gaps in Gender Equality

Over the past 20 years, we've seen tremendous progress for women and girls worldwide: the maternal-mortality rate has declined by almost half; today, girls and boys are enrolling in primary school at nearly equal rates; and more countries than ever guarantee women's equality under the law. But it's …

New Report Highlights Gender Inequality Around the World

Just 25% of parliamentary seats around the world are held by women.<p>Equal Pay Day may have passed, but a new [global study] (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160415081508.htm) shows why it’s important to keep raising awareness about gender inequality.<p>Researchers from the University of …