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If Women Ruled the World, Would Debt be Different?

The current congressional debates over the debt ceiling are arguably some of the most important issues with which this Congress has had to deal.  In a decision-making process with so much potential for impacting every-day Americans, one would hope that … Continue reading

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Boys-Only Boards

“Aida thinks like a man.”  This was one teacher’s response to a 16-year-old, Aida Alvarez, about why she asked so many questions in class, according to a Businessweek article published earlier this week.  Alvarez, who was a former administrator of … Continue reading

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Hawaii Adopts Human Trafficking Ban; Vision 2020 Delegate Part of Effort

After months of apparent legislative stagnation, Hawaii has finally adopted a ban on human trafficking.  Until this past Monday, when Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed bills that significantly increased consequences for offenders of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, Hawaii was one … Continue reading

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We Need a Market Correction

This blog entry comes from Vision 2020 Kansas Delegate Rania Anderson who took part in The Wall Street Journal’s Women in the Economy Task Force earlier this year. Learn more about her State Initiative: http://thewaywomenwork.com/  https://twitter.com/#!/thewaywomenwork Want to share news … Continue reading

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Fashion Faux Pas for Badminton World Federation

Before the onset of the 2012 London Olympics, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) is attempting to get its often overlooked sport back on the radar, but the controversy they are stirring is not the publicity they were looking for. According … Continue reading

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‘Bridesmaids’ Breakthrough for Women in Film?

Though at first glance at the trailer, the movie “Bridesmaids” may look like nothing more than producer Judd Apatow making the female equivalent of his typical “bromance” movies (femance? womance?), many are looking at this as a step forward for … Continue reading

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Redefining Gender Roles

Newsweek’s April 26 cover splashed the headline “Beached White Male” across its cover and took note of the fact that men were greatly suffering from the economic depression. In the first quarter of this year almost 600,000 college-educated white men … Continue reading

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Working Women Looking for Help at Home

Presenting Sponsor of Vision 2020, The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, recently conducted a survey of working mothers that found women log more hours cooking and cleaning at home than men, but they undervalue their contributions in dollar terms. The … Continue reading

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Women Gain Ground in Degrees, Job Opportunities

The Washington Post reported that for the first time women have outpaced men in earning both advanced and bachelor’s degrees, which corresponds with the decline of women staying home and the rise of women in the workplace. According to numbers … Continue reading

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Nathan’s Adds Women’s Division to Hot-Dog Eating Contest

Equality can take on many forms, including eating contests. Nathan’s Hot Dogs, which hosts a hot-dog eating contest on the Fourth of July is adding a women’s division to the contest this year. President of Major League Eating Richard Shea … Continue reading

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