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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on May 25, 2012

Monday, May 28 is Memorial Day.  Remember the sacrifices our service members and their families have made.

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Bill pushes to close wage gap between men and women [New York Times]

The wage gap is real and still exists. In NH it is 78 cents to a dollar [Eagle Tribune]

How to lift women leaders out of the pick ghetto [Business Week]

Five things you should know about the Paycheck Fairness Act [Think Progress]

Study finds that discrimination in the workplace against women may depend on men’s marital status [Huffington Post]

Empowered Workforce

Career-Day Barbie and Stepford Wives: Don’t forget they are made of plastic… [Huffington Post]

Veterans/Military

JulieHera DeStefano’s is making of a film, Coming Home, about female soldiers in Afganistan [Pop City Media]

VA releases report on challenges facing women veterans [Warner.Senate]

Military body armor is not a good fit for women [Washington Post]

Military spouses can promote themselves better by turning a negative into a positive -[Augusta Chronicle]

Female veterans the invisible soldiers [Huffington Post]

Female veterans struggle to find employment [CNET TV]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Women in Business: Q&A with Victoria Ransom, CEO of Wildfire [Huffington Post]

Barbra Streisand has brains to go with her amazing artistry and appeal [Examiner]

Laura Law-Millett, co founder of GI Film Festival, is a veteran herself [WJLA]

Stem in action: Allison M. MacFarlane nominated as NRC chairman [Washington Post]

STEM

Negative perceptions still choking off women’s access to STEM careers but encouraging girls in the early grades will benefit them and U.S. economy. [Women’s e-News]

Health

VA effort fights heart disease in women  [Marine Corps Times]

Other News of Note

Women working in the beer industry come together to shed its male- only reputation [Crain’s Cleveland]

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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on May 4, 2012

May is Military Appreciation Month.  Consider mentoring a woman veteran or military spouse.

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Moving beyond Equal Pay Day: Grace, grit and pay check fairness – When? [Forbes]

Despite the challenges involved, organizations should offer women to women mentoring [Management]

Data from the Census Bureau confirmed that Rachel Maddow was right during an interview on “Meet the Press”—men do earn more than women [Huffington Post]

Women are moving up in the defense industry [Washington Post]

New Rutgers U study shows it is time to invest in paid sick leave in the U.S. [National Partnership]

My Mother’s Day Wish; Equal Pay [Forbes]

In US there is a pipeline of strong female executives ready for CEO roles [Wall Street Journal]

Interview with Shellye Archmbeau on finding mentors and leadership [New York Times]

Dark gray suits and pearls: Why women are lacking in corporate leadership [Next Step Follies]

Activists protest about lack of women on Facebook Board [Mashable]

Scandal highlights lack of women in the Secret Service [Seattle Times]

Politics

Why 2012 could be the year of the woman and why it is important that women run [Forbes]

Before the general election, the two presidential candidates will have to address many issues regarding the dominant group of voters: women [The Tower Light]

The State of Women’s Rights: 2012 or 1963? [Huffington Post]

In state capitols across the country last Saturday there were rallies against the war on women [Lezgetreal]

STEM

Why the nation needs more female engineers [Washington Post]

France Córdova lead Purdue University to nearly doubled the number of tenured minority women faculty in STEM [Diverse]

Veterans/Military

Event shines light on military sexual assault [PC Courier]

Army to open 6 military occupational specialties in combat areas to women [Marine Corps Times]

Treatment of PSTD in women veterans – briefing [AAMC]

Loyal canine companion helps veteran regain her life after war trauma [New York Times]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Military spouses, the nation’s other heroes [Huffington Post]

USO honors Gen. Dunwoody is woman of the year [Army.Mil]

Woman who has risen to the top in gaming world thinks more female gamers will turn pro [Forbes]

At 102 WWII female veteran keeps doing good deeds [Los Angeles Times]

Health

The United States fared badly in the first country-by-country global comparison of premature births [New York Times]

Other News of Note

Motherhood remains a serious financial hazard for many moms while fatherhood delivers a bonus to men [Women’s e News]

When women’s issues are regarded as secondary to those of men’s, then these human rights often go unnoticed and unsupported [Huffington Post]

Are women ready to retire? [SF Gate]

Women are more active on social media than men [The Atlantic]

Secretary of State Clinton kicks off 7th annual Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership [Political News]

Are macho cultures fairer to women?  A look at the growth of women’s leadership worldwide [HBR}

Note to Foreign Policy magazine: Sex isn’t the only female issues. [Forbes]

The most dangerous cities in America for women [Forbes]

14 year old girl faults Seventeen Magazine for doctoring photos to portray perfect skin [New York Times]

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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on April 27, 2012

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

High paying careers are high on women’s list of life goals – New Pew Study [Wall Street Journal]

How women mess up when asking for a raise [SimplyHired]

Women speak out about the “Bitch in the Board Room” stereotype [Fast Company]

Why a woman’s agenda means more than her gender [Huffington Post]

Equal Pay Day focuses on gender, but there is plenty of workplace inequality based on color [Women’s eNews]

New York Times Editorial: Romney’s test on support for equal pay is coming [NY Times]

The equal pay issues, is it conditioning? A scientific point of view [NY Times]

Why powerful women are quiet and powerful men are not [Type Pad]

Secret Service needs more women in its ranks [Washington Post]

Equal pay also means equal severance according to judge [HR Morning]

Empowered Workforce

Building business relationships: women, power and golf [The Glass Hammer]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Of course it is a woman who is setting the Secret Service straight [Washington Post]

When most people think about veterans, they don’t picture women. A WWII female veteran tells her story [Sun Times]

Interview with WWII woman pilot who gained veteran’s status for WASPs [JSOnLine]

Health

Women’s gains in life expectancy slow, men’s life expectancy gain [USA Today]

Caffeine alters estrogen levels in younger women [NY Times]

Early menopause linked to bone fracture [NY Times]

Small Business

Women take a different path to building their high revenue companies [Forbes]

STEM

Society of Women Engineers offers inspiration and mentoring to young women students [NIUToday]

Violence Against Women

Washington Post editorialized in favor of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.  [Washington Post] It passed yesterday 68 to 31.  On to the House

Senate reauthorizes VAWA 68 to 31.  Only men voted against it. [NY Times]

Disturbing numbers about rape in the military [North Jersey]

Victims of sexual attacks in the military fight back [NY Daily News]

DOD releases annual report on rape in the military [Defense]

FL Governor vetoes funds for rape crisis centers [National Partnership]

Veterans/Military

Women are fit to play larger role in military [TheDaOnline]

More Black female soldiers suffer in silence with PTSD [BET]

Military spouses who are lawyers have a hard time practicing law [Lawyerist]

May is National Military Appreciation Month, meant to promote awareness and support for our troops and veterans [CW]

Two new studies look at women’s military experiences by the numbers   [Pew Research]

American disgrace: Homeless women veterans and assaulted enlistees [Salon]

Female troops find ways to relate to Afghan women [Stripes]

Politics

Report says women need to give more money to political campaigns to get the respect [SheShouldRun]

Other Important News

5 myths about title IX [Elect Women]

Between 1997-2007, fewer mothers wanted to work full time [Pew Social Trends]

Social media and the generational sift in the war on women [Forbes]

Valuing family work: should low income mothers be forced to work outside the home? [NY Times]

Saturday, April 28th , Americans will gather at their State Capitols  to rally for women’s rights [Madison County Democrat]

And For Fun

More women are making and enjoying beer [CNBC]

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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on April 20, 2012

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Equal Pay Day: Step Up or Step Out of the Way [Moms Rising]

Equal pay- will we every get there: an interview with Lily Ledbetter by Martha Burke [Huffington Post]

Equal pay and single mothers of color [American Progress]

For women in pharma the glass ceiling is cement [Forbes]

Dispatches on the war on women: Poor women get no choice [FemaleEquality]

Working mom’s challenges: sick leave and child care [NPR]

Health

Are women less satisfied with their health care then men? [New York Times]

Politics

Gender and Polling [New York Times]

Gov. Perdue says women need to be vigilant [Washington Post]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Sterling Awards names 20 most Influential Women In West Tennessee including BPW’s own Beth Bates [Jackson Sun]

Pat Summitt steps down as Tennessee women’s basketball coach [Washington Post]

Google’s Marissa Mayer joins Wal-Mart’s board of directors [Forbes]

Violence Against Women

Sexual assault is a violation of everything that the U.S. military stands for [GovExec]

Rape victim says military labels them as crazy [CNN]

Biden challenges GOP on Violence Against Women Act [Politico]

Pentagon outlines plan to crack down on sexual violence [Christian Science Monitor]

Small Business

Women ditching West Coast to start businesses in New York [Huffington Post]

STEM

One more leak in the pipeline for women in tech: Teacher bias [Forbes]

Gen Y

Young women are more career driven than men [New York Times]

Veterans/Military

Female veterans struggle on return from war [WTHR]

Women veterans report poorer health despite access to health care [ScopeBlog]

Benefits and challenges of being a military spouse [Huffington Post]

VA needs to address homelessness among female veterans [New York Times]

Supporting the families of the fallen [Huffington Post]

Marines to open officer infantry school to women [Stripes]

Other News of Importance

President Obama:  Women’s economic security key to economic recovery [NJ]

Comments rekindle stay-at-home vs. working mom [USA Today]

Ruth Marcus: The debate on women we should be having [DemocraticUnderground]

It is not a mommy war, it is a war on moms [Huffington Post]

A look at “women’s issues” and the Supreme Court [New York Times]

For Fun

Who made the stiletto? [New York Times]

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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on April 15, 2012

April 17 is Equal Pay Day

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Women still strive for pay check fairness  [The Reporter]

AAUW releases state by state pay gap data [MsMagazine]

Do non-parents really have and easier time at work than parents? [The Jane Dough]

Why should women use their assets to get ahead; men do [Forbes]

A Republican lawmaker in Wisconsin has a theory pay gender gap: Money is more important to men [NY Daily News]

Is the economy a level playing field for men and women, or are the cards stacked against one sex — as the result of workplace sexism or the natural evolution of the economy? [The Atlantic]

Equal Pay Day puts focus on gender gap [Tucson Citizen]

Empowered Workforces

Professional women working for change through networking and mentoring [Huffington Post]

The business case for gender balanced leadership [SmartBlogs]

President pledges more opportunities for women [USA Today]

Politics

President Obama: These are not just women’s issues [Care2]

Romney camp stumbles on pay equity issue [New York Times]

Collision over women’s roles sets off debate among women [New York Times]

Media off target in blowing up so called women’s war of words on work and motherhood  [Washington Post]

Political polls paint conflicting picture of women [Roll Call]

STEM

Portland, OR group gets women ready for green jobs [Portland Observer]

New Jersey female engineer works to reverse numbers of women in STEM jobs [Army.Mil]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Elite female night raiders break down barriers in Afghanistan [PakTribune]

Gloria Feldt former CEO and president of the Planned Parenthood is still fighting for right to choose [Forbes]

Avon names Sherilyn McCoy as new CEO [Forbes]

WVA women share home front and Rosie the Riveter stories [Herald dispatch]

Pioneering female Marine laid to rest [UT San Diego]

Veterans/Military

Ensuring military spouses get the education they want [Huffington Post]

The VA faces challenges with expanding its homeless-veteran programs to women [U.S Medicine]

Among military spouses , it’s common to readjust and start over repeatedly as they navigate military life [Huffington Post]

Women veterans struggle to find work [CBS News]

Small Business

Why women lag behind men in the start up community [Women2.org]

Women are now a third of all small business owners [Oregon Business Report]

Women business owners more confident about their businesses success than men [Huffington Post]

Gen Y

Levo League offers career assistance and mentoring on Gen Y women [Mashable]

Young and female in the tech start up central [Inc]

Other News of Interest

Supreme Court Women: All four get together to  honor O’Connor [Legal Times]

Women are stronger negotiators when buy a car [Forbes]

World Economic Forum’s 2011 Global Gender Gap Study finds U.S. ranks 68th in an evaluation of gender wage equality among 135 countries representing 90% of the world’s population [Huffington Post]

Mentoring is a key way in which professional women’s organizations serve their communities and work for change [Huffington Post]

Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces underscores tradition of First Ladies highlighting the needs of and giving back to under served populations [Huffington Post]

Why gender based marketing to children is a bad idea [Forbes]

Women have money: why many financial advisors are missing out [Investment News]

WH releases report on women and the economy [Examiner]

Female IBM executive just a face in crowd at Masters [New York Times]

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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on April 6, 2012

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Sen Gillibrand says women will run Wall Street before the White House (SF Gate)

New LinkIn survey shows women most anxious when negotiating (PR Web)

Women find bread winning role suits them (Centre Daily)

Why successful women terrify us (Forbes)

Women fight for equal pay on Equal Pay Day (MCall)

A review of advice for wanting to succeed in the workplace, caricatures women (HBR)

Gender shouldn’t matter, but apparently it still does (HBR)

Study finds, on average, barely 6 percent of executive positions at the mid-size business level are held by women (Chron)

Pay differences between men and women attributed to several factors: industry, company size, education and experience and as well as the location of a job (SF Gate)

A survey investigates how professional lesbian women perceive their workplace experience (Pride Source)

The most pressing issue facing the transgender community is workplace discrimination (JDSUPRA)

Empowering women improves economy for all (Forbes)

Gender gap tops $1 million at lobbying firms (Bloomberg)

Empowered Workforces

What makes a good mentor; its personal (The Glass Hammer)

Value of women’s networks at work question unless they include management commitment, training and mentoring (Market Watch)

STEM

Mills College debuts new lecture series to inspire future women scientists (Market Watch)

Privilege not an indicator of women’s success in STEM careers (News.KU)

Female leaders in the tech industry said mentorship is key to increasing the numbers of women in high tech (Austin 360)

New efforts offer gateway to women to STEM careers (Star Gazette)

Health

Study suggests  a biological explanation for the racial disparity as to why black women are more likely to develop and die from cervical cancer (Washington Post)

Politics

“Where are the angry American women?”Attacks in legislatures and on the campaign trail have jolted women into action (New York Times)

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

USC female veteran first to win Mellon Mays award (Daily Trojan)

Small Business

WISE symposium boosts women entrepreneurs (Syracuse)

Veterans/Military

Military spouses go without recognition (Camp Le Jeune Globe)

More women veterans are homeless and housing is scarce (10TV)

Female veterans have harder time finding work (KPHO)

Military wife talks about importance of going back to school for her (Bangor Daily News)

From single parenthood to stalled careers, military spouses make their own sacrifices (MSN)

Other News of Interest

IBM’s new woman CEO puts Augusta in awkward position (Business Week)

The First Lady will appear on “Colbert” Wed, April 11th to talk about her Joining Forces initiative (Inquisitr)

Only 25 percent of Time Magazine’s contenders for its  100 most influential people in the world list are women (Washington Post)

Roughly 65 to 75 percent of the space in the prestigious magazines goes to male writers (Mother Jones)

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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by sherrysaunders on March 23, 2012

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Why his merit raise is higher than hers [HBR]

Here’s to the next Lilly Ledbetter, article on the need for pay equity so we can don’t need cases like this. [NJ Today]

The job-loss gap associated with marital status turns out to be as large as the more widely recognized than gender job loss gap [New York Times]

As you move up the corporate ladder, the percentage of women drops off with every step up [Forbes]

Those who dismiss women’s desire for equality as if it were a hobby or a pet project fundamentally dismiss women as people [Huffington Post]

Want to earn more than your male colleague on Wall Street? Set up a shoe-shine stand [The Grindstone]

An overview of women in the workforce [The Epoch Times]

Women in combat roles; a small step towards equality [Eurasia Review]

Are women better leaders than men? [HBR]

New poll: Americans see progress in closing gender gap. Women and men making work-life balance trade offs. [Market Watch]

A Key to US competitiveness: work-life balance [HBR]

Small Business

Number of women owned business crossing $1 million threshold is growing [Wall Street Journal]

More on the use of Mompreneur debate [New York Times]

Why female tech entrepreneurs have an edge [Inc]

Saluting Misbehaivn’ Women

Elle Magazine recognizes 10 women political power houses [Huffington Post]

Sen. Mikulski honored as longest serving woman in Congress [Baltimore Sun]

Reception for California’s oldest living female veteran [CBS]

Female Marines seek to find a balance: fitting in and setting an example [Stripes]

Veterans/Military

“Final Salute” is providing necessary services to homeless women veterans [Military.com]

Returning women veterans face challenges in system designed for men [PRI]

Military spouse employment partnership: a new alternative [LAJES.AF.Mil

Women veterans face high hurtles [The World]

Military spouses play an important role [AF.Mil]

Politics

Four women vets are running for Congress [Time]

Tammy Duckworth wins her Democratic primary in Illinois [EnewsSPF]

STEM

Women earned about 34 percent of community college STEM degrees in 1997, but by 2007 that had declined to about 28%. [PolicyShop]

Recent research shows that more women are needed in the green sector, particularly for technician and scientific roles [Greener Idea]

Health

Breast cancer toll among black women fed in part by fear, silence [Washington Post]

Annual Gynecological appointment called into question [New York Times]

Military spouses need to be included in PTSD treatment [Huffington Post]

Gender gap in cost of health care still exists.  Women pay more [New York Times]

HERvotes examines women and the Affordable Healthcare Act [HERvotes]

Gen Y

Survey of Gen Y working women found that they hve the most positive outlook for women in the workplace and yet they feel underpaid and find their careers take a bigger hit than their male counterparts’ once they become parents. [Salon]

Other News of Note

Do women like caring for children more than men? [New York Times]

40 years since the ERA was sent to the states for ratification [New York Times]

A group of Democratic senators will announce a new effort to get the Equal Rights Amendment into the constitution [PJ Media]


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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on March 16, 2012

This year is the 40th anniversary of passage of the Equal Rights Amendment

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Why aren’t there more female leaders? Cultural constraints on women maybe determining factor [New York Times]

Wage Gap is a reality still [South Coast Today]

Why women are poorly represented in US foreign policy [The Atlantic]

Stereotypes of women’s work ethic; the real reason there aren’t more women in positions of power [PolicyMic]

Study reveals how race affects perceptions of women’s leadership [Forbes]

Gender diversity boosts share prices [Evolved Employer]

Empowered Workforces

Five pieces of advice from women who frequently mentor others [The Glass Hammer]

What it takes to boost women’s empowerment [Huffington Post]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Pat Summit, winningest basketball coach ever, deals with her Alzheimer’s [New York Times]

Woman suffragette and crusader posthumously reinstated in church that had expelled her in 1906 [New York Times]

Women of the Korean War honored [WAMU]

Women who built successful media business on leadership, mentoring, and changing the face of business [Huffington Post]

Brief history of women flying in the military [Maxwell.af.mil]

Health

House GOP hesitates on birth control mandate fight [New York Times]

NY Times Editorial against The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act [New York Times]

Politics

1970s laws are today’s ammo for women’s rights. Who thought we would be looking back to the “good” old days. [Women’s eNews]

Republicans escalate their attack on women but according to this writer the women are winning [The Hill]

Centrist women tell of disenchantment with Republican Party [New York Times]

Veterans/Military

Safety of female homeless veterans examined at hearing [Washington Post]

Job hunting women veterans helped by Joining Forces Mentoring Plus [USO]

Proposed PA voter ID legislation could hurt disabled vets [LancasteronLine]

A military spouse caring for her wounded husband finds help and support with BPW’s Joining Forces Mentoring Plus [USO]

Homeless women veterans slow to sign up for services [Rapid City Journal]

Former Marine lobbies to adopt her canine partner [Military Times]

Treating the wounds of sexual trauma [Baltimore Sun]

Small Business

This study examined women workers in three age groups—Gen Y, Gen X and Baby Boomers [Small Biz Trends]

Other News of Note

Women have been disproportionately impacted by the recession and experienced challenges in securing jobs, fighting foreclosures, securing quality education for their children, and accessing healthcare. [One Miami Now]

Hillary Clinton has fought for women’s rights around the world and is fighting for them at home [New York Times]

Women, Wealth and power: The emerging paradigm [Forbes]

New documentary describes the power and influence of female super heroes [Vancouver Sun]

Report on The Daily Beast’s Women in the World Summit: Fearless Women Taking on the World [The Daily Beast]

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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on March 9, 2012

March is Women’s History Month

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Researchers at the Universities of Michigan and Virginia which found that access to contraception has helped close the gender pay gap [Think Progress]

Women, especially African Americans, still battling for workplace equity [OurWeekly]

Over half (53%) of women believe that they will never be equal to men in terms of pay [The Grapevine]

Workplace sponsorships and why women need them now.  Moving beyond mentoring [Comstock]

EU considers quotas for women on boards [New York Times]

The worst paying cities for women [247 Wall Street]

Empowered Workforces

Secretary of State Clinton announces Innovation Award for Empowerment of Women and Girls [State Department]

Are women’s high standards keeping them from happiness? [Forbes]

The majority of Latino women and men agree on a woman’s right to have easy access to contraception and to equality between the sexes [MarioWire]

Are women enemies of our own free time? [Parenting]

Unleashing women’s economic power here at home and worldwide [American Progress]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Girl Scouts, charting 100 years of change in girlhood.  Not all about cookies [Washington Post]

Army Lieutenant Jessica Scott was the accidental leader of a successful twitter campaign against Rush Limbaugh {BuzzFeed]

The Sea Service Leadership Association hosted the largest gathering of military women.  BG Wilma Vaught was honored with a lifetime achievement award. [Washington Post]

Meet the Army military spouse of the year [The Times News]

Bianca Strzalkowski, Marine Corps and 2011 Military Spouse of the Year greeted Mrs. Obama [Examiner]

WWII female veteran receives rare honor for her gender: Legion of Honor medal [Sun Sentinel]

STEM

What causes the gender gap in fields such as engineering and science? [Coumbian Missourian]

Female focused business accelerator announces its first participants [TechCrunch]

Gen Y

Beyond ‘Slut’ And Shopaholic: what being a Gen Y woman Is really all about [Forbes]

Politics

HERvotes warns politicians not to erode women’s gains [Google]

Sounds crazy with what’s been in the news lately but could this be the year of the woman? [WomenseNews]

Health

Contraceptive coverage opponents turning to courts to overturn rules [National Partnership]

Small Business

Tips and information roundup for women entrepreneurs and small business owners for International Women’s Day [BusinessInsider]

Some 10.1 million firms are owned or co-owned by women, 40 percent of all businesses in the U.S. [Open Forum]

WOBS bipartisan contracting bill will improve small business program for women [WIPP]

Why franchising is catching on with women [Business News Daily]

Women and risky business: do they go together? [InPowerWomen]

Women and minority contractors working harder to get Government contracts but is paying off [Sun Herald]

Violence Against Women

NY Times editorial on sexual violence in the military [New York Times]

Congresswoman says military must change how it deals with rape  [Stripes]

Sexual assault lawsuit filed against military [ABC News]

Veterans/Military

VA budget includes money for women’s health care [LawFirmNewsWire]

Dr. Celia Szelwach researches transitional workforce challenges for rural women veterans [Atlas Research]

During Women’s History Month, take some time to honor the contributions of women in the military [Mesothelimoma]

Female military veterans called for Rush Limbaugh’s show to be pulled from the American Forces Network [Huffington Post]

Women veteran “victims” as viewed by the media [ServiceWomen]

Military spouses’ support group to welcome same sex partners [OutServeMag]

Sports

Women college sports beat pro sports in attention [WomenseNews]

Other News of Note

Pinterest’s grow due to women’s use [SFGate]

Maureen Dowd: Do you have no shame Rush? [New York Times]

I am not babysitting says a stay-at-home dad [Rolereboot]

10 reasons why feminism helps men and boys [Huffington Post]

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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on March 2, 2012

March is Women’s History Month

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

After earlier rapid advances, feminism’s cultural agenda seems to have stalled [Harvard.edu]

Message to women: Demand equal pay to receive equal pay [Standard]

Equal Pay Enforcement Act on verge of being vetoed by Wisconsin governor [Huffington Post]

Miss Representation, a documentary, explores how the media’s misrepresentation of women has led to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence [Star Phoenix]

How the “Woman Effect” shapes the world economy [InPowerWomen]

Empowered Workforce

Why women need sponsors not mentors [Forbes]

Three benefits of a  mentor and how to get one [SimpleMom]

STEM

Number of women patent holders surges [Huffington Post]

CompTIA, non-profit trade association for the information technology (IT) industry, announced new member community aimed at expanding IT career opportunities for women. [Bradenton]

Women are an often overlooked workforce in the field of clean energy [Austin Econ Network]

Though the tech sector prides itself on disregard of the status quo,  it that appears the glass ceiling is as strong as ever [Huffington Post]

How to get more women hired for technical jobs [IT Jobs.fin]

Study takes mystery out of hiring Tech women [Women’s eNews]

Mothers talk to their daughters less about math [Parenting]

Politics

Why we need more women in political office [Huffington Post]

Quest for women’s push back vote starts with HERvotes press conference [Women’s e-News]

Olympia Snowe will not seek re-election  [Elect Women]

Obama’s support among women rises [Huffington Post]

Saluting Misbehaving Women

Woman colonel works for military women and women veteran’s health [Bellingham Herald]

Tuskegee nurse was first African American in nurse army corps [AF.Mil]

Military sexual trauma survivor reaches out and helps others [KDHNews]

First female African American major genera, Marcia Anderson, breaks down barriers [The Sentinel]

Health

The unfinished fight over contraception [New York Times]

Will there ever be a consensus on the mammogram debate [Forbes]

When women quit hormone therapy, their rates of new breast cancers decline [Science Daily]

How the Blunt Amendment will take away critical health care coverage for millions of Americans [NWLC]

Blunt Amendment Tabled in Senate [Politico]

Veterans/Military

Women veteran found it hard to find a jobs program for which she qualified [The News Tribune]

White House to honor diverse group of Iraq War veterans [Detroit.com]

Female veterans speak about Iraq war and its influence on women’s roles in the military [The Villages Daily Sun]

Other Items of Note

Women want to see other women fail and other myths set straight [Business Insider]

President Obama to lead by example in the US, by harnessing the talent of women and girls [White House]

Some women feel naked without make up [UPI]

5 myths about women as consumers [Fiscal Times]

The redomestication of American women [Forbes]

UC Davis to pay women $1.35 million in title IX case [Feminist]

 

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