Tag: sexism

What Does Your Halloween Costume Say About You?

DENVER—This isn’t my first time writing about Halloween costumes. If you're not familiar with the holiday, Halloween is observed on October 31 and originated in Ireland. In the U.S.,  kids dress…

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Patrice Banks is Putting Women in the Driver’s Seat

DENVER AND UPPER DARBY, PENNSYLVANIA VIA EMAIL—Women have been passengers in the romance between men and their cars for too long. Cars are fast, dangerous machines, a symbol of freedom, something to be mastered and…

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Who’s Afraid of Ageing?

DENVER AND NEW YORK VIA SKYPE—With her characteristic “let’s talk about it” approach to problems and wry sense of humor, Ashton Applewhite, an activist and expert on ageing, is taking…

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Her Story: Ageism at 42?  

DENVER--It was the stiff tone of such a casual question that still sticks out in my mind:  “Are you comfortable working with people in their 20s?”  I wondered if I'd heard…

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Her Story: Is Being Polite Holding Women Back?

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM— It might sound silly that being polite could hold women back, but it’s common and often goes unrecognized. While completing an internship at a regional newspaper recently,…

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R.I.P. Sexist Halloween Costumes 

DENVER--Let’s face it, Halloween costume options for girls mostly suck, especially when you think of them in terms of gender roles. Girls get to be pretty princesses, helpless damsels in distress,…

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Her Stories: Welcome Back Summer Break

DENVER--Summer break hits me like a slow-motion punch every year even though I’ve been counting the days since October. When it finally arrives my mind floods with scenes from movies…

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