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Thursday, June 27, 2013
Women who call up and say they have no idea what the price ought to be are quoted higher prices than men who call up and say, ‘I have no idea what the price ought to be. Meghan Busse, associate professor of management and strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, on a new study that found auto shops really do charge women more money.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Women made up 32% of all manufacturing employees in 1990, a share that is now at 27%, the lowest rate since 1971

Women made up 32% of all manufacturing employees in 1990, a share that is now at 27%, the lowest rate since 1971

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Secretary of Defense Leone Panetta signed a memorandum ending the 1994 ban on women serving in combat. In this photo, United States Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jason Itro yells at recruit Nancy Carbins after she grabbed another recruit in the pool in an attempt to stay afloat during swim training in Parris Island, S.C. For more photos of women serving in combat, go here

Secretary of Defense Leone Panetta signed a memorandum ending the 1994 ban on women serving in combat. In this photo, United States Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jason Itro yells at recruit Nancy Carbins after she grabbed another recruit in the pool in an attempt to stay afloat during swim training in Parris Island, S.C. For more photos of women serving in combat, go here

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

All funny memes aside, was there any truth to Romney’s “binders full of women” statement?

Those ‘Binders Full of Women’? Turns Out Romney Didn’t Commission Them, Compile Them, or Pay Particular Attention to Them

According to Bernstein, there was in fact a “binder full of women,” but it wasn’t commissioned or compiled by Romney or his aides — it was put together by a collective of Massachusetts women’s organizations called MassGAP before the 2002 election. MassGAP’s goal was to get more women into cabinet positions irrespective of which party won the election. “They did the research and put together the binder full of women qualified for all the different cabinet positions, agency heads, and authorities and commissions,” writes Bernstein. “They presented this binder to Governor Romney when he was elected.” After flipping through it, Romney did truthfully appoint a commendable number of women to senior-level positions in his cabinet (42 percent overall), but, as Bernstein notes, “those were almost all to head departments and agencies that he didn’t care about — and in some cases, that he quite specifically wanted to not really do anything.”
Simon Owens is an assistant managing editor at U.S. News & World Report. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. Email him at sowens@usnews.com
Friday, April 13, 2012 Saturday, March 10, 2012 Tuesday, January 24, 2012
According to the results of a study in which researchers examined pain scores from tens of thousands of patients in the United States, women experience more intense pain than men. Medical record analysis reveals that pain scores are higher among females for a wide range of diseases
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Saturday, May 21, 2011
Opportunities for women in astronomy are continuing to increase," said Wendy Freedman, who led a Hubble Space Telescope project investigating the age of the universe from 1991-2001, and current director for the Carnegie Observatories—where Edwin Hubble did his notable work. "Women can even now be directors of major observatories. No longer banned from using telescopes, women are ascending in stellar studies
Thursday, December 2, 2010