women http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Economy & Innovation Rundown: Discrimination Suit At A-B And Other Questions About Women In Business http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economy-innovation-rundown-discrimination-suit-b-and-other-questions-about-women-business <p>It’s Tuesday, that magical day of the week when our thoughts turn to questions of economics, business, innovation, technology … and related topics that tickle our fancy but we haven’t been able to report on ourselves. It’s the day we say, “Don’t think we haven’t been paying attention, dear reader,” and we share some the things we’ve been reading on topics of interest.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 02:45:59 +0000 Shula Neuman 36037 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economy & Innovation Rundown: Discrimination Suit At A-B And Other Questions About Women In Business Discussion: Muslim Women In The Islamic World http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-muslim-women-islamic-world <p>In Western media, we hear reports that Muslim women are relegated to a second class, largely powerless status and are denied education, independence and employment.&nbsp;We hear stories of women brutalized and abused. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:56:48 +0000 Camille Phillips 34866 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: Muslim Women In The Islamic World New Children's Book Illustrates The Influential Women Who Helped Found Our Nation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-childrens-book-illustrates-influential-women-who-helped-found-our-nation <p>At the time of the American Revolution, married women in America were not even allowed to own property, let alone vote. Because women did not sign the Declaration of Independence, serve as generals in the war, or get elected to public office, they are not often mentioned in the history of the time.</p><p>But despite their lack of official roles, there were women who helped found our nation through their words and deeds, and through their association with the men who have become known as our Founding Fathers.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:09:55 +0000 Camille Phillips 34305 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Children's Book Illustrates The Influential Women Who Helped Found Our Nation ‘Women Can Be Heroes’ – The Role of Women In Politics And Public Life http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/women-can-be-heroes-role-women-politics-and-public-life <p>Earlier this year, the 113th Congress was sworn in and as part of that, there are now a record-breaking 20 female senators.</p><p>U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer of California <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/meet-class-senate-swears-historic-20-female-senators/story?id=18113363">told ABC “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer</a>, "I think that until we get to 50, we still have to fight because it's still a problem.”</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 01:07:03 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 9959 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ‘Women Can Be Heroes’ – The Role of Women In Politics And Public Life Women Play Big Role In 2012 Election Cycle http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/women-play-big-role-2012-election-cycle <p>Women are not a homogenous voting bloc in elections though their influence as a group plays a big role.</p><p>President Barack Obama carried 55 percent of the demographic on his way to re-election.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talks with two political experts about the role women played in the 2012 election cycle, both as voters and as candidates.</p><p>Marsh is joined by Dayna Stock, Manager of the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and Gwyneth Williams, professor of political science at Webster University.</p><p></p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 20:17:37 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 6218 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Women Play Big Role In 2012 Election Cycle New project aims to decrease breast cancer deaths in north St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-project-aims-decrease-breast-cancer-deaths-north-st-louis <p>A new project in north St. Louis aims to lower breast cancer death rates for women of color.</p><p>Washington University sociologist <a href="http://gwbweb.wustl.edu/Faculty/FullTime/Pages/SarahGehlert.aspx">Sarah Gehlert</a> says even though nationwide white women are more likely to get breast cancer, black women are about 35 percent more likely to die of the disease.</p><p>She says in St. Louis that number is closer to 60 percent.</p> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 21:44:37 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1652 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New project aims to decrease breast cancer deaths in north St. Louis