Taliban Restrictions & Assignments

"What's the matter, Honey?" Dushan asked Chioma. "Remember how I told you that I really wanted that assignment on the latest Taliban restrictions on Afghan women?" "Yes." "Well, Lydia decided to send Josh, one of our male reporters instead." "Did she tell you why she decided to send him instead of you?" "She said that …

In London

"So, how does it feel to be back in London?" Avianna asked Max. They had arrived the day before and were in their Modern, bright and spacious new apartment in Kensington. They bought it soon after Max was hired to be the personal physician of the Duke of Ruthorham and his family. Gordon, a friend …

The Digital Generation

When Girls Have Access to Technologies, A True Digital Revolution Will Be In Sight - IPS News Getty Image Today is International Day of the Girl Child and this year's theme is "Digital generation. Our generation". What is the digital generation? It is those who were born into or raised in the digital era. They …

The Slave Girl

My name is Harriet. I'm the slave girl who fell in love with her white Master. I was 16 when my first Master, Mr. Hamilton leased me to Mr. Williamson, a businessman. Mr. Williamson wasn't married but there were rumors that he was courting and soon to be engaged to Miss Scarlett, a beautiful Southern …

Women Astronomers

This painting of a young woman looking through a telescope is by Pietro Rotari, an Italian painter of the Baroque period.  He was born in Verona.  His career took him from place and he died in 1762 at the age of 55 in St Petersburg where he had traveled to paint for the Russian court. …

No Aptitude

  "Why can't your painting be beautiful like the rest of these?" Jonah's mother demanded. "I'm not good at painting," Jonah replied and was rewarded with a censorious look. "That's because you don't put much effort into it.  How do you expect to be good at something when you don't try hard enough at it?  …

Women and Mental Health

May 1-7 has been Mental Health awareness week. One in three Americans struggles with mental illness but the rate is much higher in women.  Research shows that women are 40% more likely to develop depression than men.  It is not clear why mental illness is more common among women but doctors have come up with a number …

Making History in Science

Notes to Women congratulate Victoria Kaspi for being the first woman to win the Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal, Canada's top Science award in its 25 year history.  This long overdue win is a reminder that gender inequality is prevalent in Canadian Academia. Mario Pinto, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council who hands out …

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