Theresa May Fast Facts

June 12, 2017

… Bhutto, later the prime minister of Pakistan. Lost both of her parents in her twenties. Co-founded women2Win, an organization dedicated to increasing the amount of conservative women in Parliament. Is the second female prime minister of Great Britain. Margaret Thatcher was the first. She served from 1979 to 1990. Timeline:1977 – Takes a job with the Bank of England. 1985 – Begins working for the Association for Payment Clearing Services as an adviser on international affairs. …

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RNC chair reflects on whether women can ‘have it all’

June 8, 2017

(CNN)Ronna Romney McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, grew emotional Wednesday night while reflecting on the challenges women face raising a family and taking on leadership roles. “I don’t know if you can have it all,” she said, sitting on a panel featuring other high-profile women in politics and moderated by CNN’s Dana Bash. …

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Ivanka Trump’s brand gets Memorial Day very, very wrong

May 30, 2017

… remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving. Thank you, God bless your families & God bless the USA! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2017 Is this the moment he became president? Since joining the White House, Ivanka Trump has chosen to put her company in a trust. Ivanka remains the sole beneficiary of the trust and continues to wield power over the brand. Lawmakers have expressed concern that, given the nature of the trust, it’ll be difficult to …

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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 30, 2017

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable  Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as …

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Taking a break? The 1.7bn career gap – BBC News

May 29, 2017

Formerly a high-level marketing executive for Diageo, Julianne took a four-year career break when her children were born before retraining as a psychologist. Her initial goal for women Returners was to counteract the negative stereotypes surrounding career breaks. “We were initially driven by the social goal of making sure a career break didn’t mean career suicide. I was aware that everything you read at the time was very negative – that if you took a break you …

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Inside The Pro-Life Centers That Say They Offer Women “Choice” During Pregnancies

May 26, 2017

Imagine for a moment that youre a woman seeking an abortion. Chances are, youre at least a little nervous of the stigma, the protesters heckling you outside of the medical office, and the fact that youre getting a medical procedure, even an extremely safe one. You get to the courtyard of the complex where the clinic is located. There are a handful of buildings around you. To your right is Hartford womens Center with a sign on the window saying they help pregnant women. To yourleft is Hartford …

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17 Things To Do On MDW That Have Nothing To Do With Getting Drunk

May 25, 2017

Memorial Day is meant to be celebrated as a solemn remembrance of the brave men and women who have fought to protect our freedom here in America. But we all know many (if not most) people will likely be spending the three-day weekend perpetually drunk off their asses, just because. Contrary to popular belief, though, there are so many other ways to spend the long weekend that dont involve alcohol whatsoever. Giphy Whether youre trying to give your body a break from all the vodka sodas you …

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High School Girls Invent Subtle Method To Detect Date Rape Drugs In Your Drink

May 25, 2017

A group of high school girls are attempting to fight against rape culturewith a brand-new and extremely subtle invention: a straw. Victoria Roca, Susana Cappello, and Carolina Baigorri, all of whom are students at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, Florida, developed the straw concept during anentrepreneurship class theyall took part in. Being young women, I feel like this is a problem that we hear about a lot, especially when we came to high school, Baigorri told InsideEdition.com.Its such …

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Side-By-Side Photos Prove No One Misses Barack Obama Like The Pope Does

May 25, 2017

… (@Louiseontwitr) May 24, 2017 The first women are wearing black out of respect for the Pope, but some people are making jokes about it. From left to right: sold her soul, soul is dead, buys all the souls, gave up trying to save souls pic.twitter.com/tD1Fui7cDJ KFC (@KFCBarstool) May 24, 2017 Of course, people justhad to post side-by-side comparisons of Pope Francis with Barack Obama versus Pope Francis with Trump. When Obama visits Pope Francis vs. when Trump visits Pope Francis …

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Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

May 24, 2017

Today, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced to a room of incredulous reporters that President Donald Trump made womens empowerment a priority during his campaign. But that wasnt even the emptiest gesture the Trump administration made for womens rights today. After civilization collapses and humans are all but wiped from Earths memory, all that will be left are cockroaches and the echoes of bitter guffaws of feminists who watched this years International women of Courage Awards. …

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Saudis, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump-proposed fund

May 22, 2017

(CNN)Just two days into President Donald Trump debut foreign trip, a member of his inner-circle has already reaped benefits to the tune of $100 million. In a sunlit ballroom Sunday morning at the Tuwaiq Palace in Saudi Arabia, Ivanka Trump’s proposed women Entrepreneurs Fund — a concept she first shared during her own inaugural international trip as first daughter last month to Berlin, Germany — was promised a combined $100 million by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates …

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Apple’s lack of daycare wasn’t a mistake, it was a message

May 22, 2017

… need to live your life at work. Unless, of course, your life includes children. Kids are many things, but mostly they are messy. That goes against Apples whole vision of how the world should be and its a vision that most of Silicon Valley shares. Im not talking about being physically messy, though sticky children dont exactly coordinate with Apples pristine white glass aesthetic. SEE ALSO: women, You Don’t Have to Be Loud to Be Good Leaders Im talking about the fact that having kids …

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This radical video by Shonda Rhimes and Dove is what unapologetic body positivity is all about

May 21, 2017

… The series spotlights real women redefining beauty and Meredith is no doubt doing just that through her brainchild Fat Girls Dance. SEE ALSO: Plus-size women are using exercise as activism, and it’s glorious The video racked up over 1.5 million views in less than two days, exposing countless people across social media to Meredith’s story of self-acceptance. A shortened version of the video also appeared as an ad during the season finales of Rhime’s shows Scandal and …

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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

May 20, 2017

(CNN)What does it mean to be pro-life? In today’s GOP, one thing: restricting access to safe abortion. Even if this doesn’t actually decrease the number of abortions, but just makes them more dangerous. Even if it means women and their children remain poor and vulnerable. Even if it means cutting off other necessary health care and aid. Even if it means women are injured. Even if it means women and babies die. It’s the “pro-life” performance that matters …

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Sheryl Sandberg Calls for U.S. Policy Changes to Aid Working Mothers

May 16, 2017

Sheryl Sandberg used a Mother's Day post on Facebook to advocate for a higher minimum wage, paid family leave and other policies she said would benefit American women. The Facebook Inc. chief operating officer said companies can't resolve social issues on their own and that the government needs to step in. In addition to higher wages and paid time off for parents, she said the U.S. must ensure child care is more affordable. She said 40 percent of American households with …

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Why the radical history of Mother’s Day matters today

May 14, 2017

The women's March is honoring the roots of Mother's Day with this new campaign.Image: women’s March If you thought Mother’s Day started out as a ploy by greeting card companies to pocket your hard-earned money, you’re in for a big surprise. Though the annual American holiday became a commercial affair years after its founding, it actually began in 1905 as a way to honor the legacy of activist Ann Reeves Jarvis. SEE ALSO: Ivanka Trump is not your friend and she’s …

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