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In Mexico City, a plastics ban prompts debate over women's access to tampons

Apr 20, 2021
Women's rights advocates say the plastics ban leaves low-income women with few options.
Shelves filled with female sanitary products in Mexico City show no tampons as a result of the single-use plastic ban restricting them.
Rodrigo Cervantes

Training program drives more women to become auto mechanics

Feb 9, 2021
One Tennessee high school is persevering with its automotive program, even during the pandemic
According to the U.S. Labor Department, under 2% of auto mechanics are women.
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Networking differences may play a role in workplace gender gaps, study finds

Aug 25, 2020
Women connect more closely with fewer people. Men tend to have looser, sparser networks.
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Making a video game about your life

Mar 7, 2019
Catt Small's newest game puts the player in very familiar shoes — her own.
For Catt Small, creator of the game "Sweetheart," game development is about "trying to understand ways to communicate what it means to be a person to other people." 
Courtesy of Catt Small

How "Murphy Brown" paved the way for women in television

Mar 26, 2018
Writer Joy Press explains how the show changed TV history at a time when "there were very limited ways to be a woman on television."
"Murphy Brown" creator Diane English, center, with actors Grant Shaud and Candice Bergen, attend a 25th anniversary event for the show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 2013.
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What does the gender wage gap sound like?

Feb 16, 2018
In the U.S., on average, women earn 80 cents for every dollar men make, according to the Department of Labor.

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Women are falling behind men when trying to get that first promotion, new study finds

Sep 27, 2016
Women face more pushback than men during workplace negotiations, the study says.
Women of color account for three percent of employees at the senior executive level, the study found.
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Single women’s homes are worth less than men’s

May 26, 2016
What’s more is it’s a gap that widens over time.
There's a disparity between the values of single men's and single women's homes, according to a new analysis from the firm RealtyTrac.
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