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Hidden figures no more: women shining in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES — Women enjoyed a banner year in Hollywood movies and on television over the past year, notching up record highs in lead roles and gaining ground in influential jobs behind the scenes such as directors and writers, according to two studies published on Wednesday.

Things are different when women make the first move

WE’RE almost done with the second decade of this millennium, and while women have made strides in the world, are we making sure that the field is level for them when it comes to the dating game?

She Decides, She Votes: Woke Women

THE FUTURE may be female, but it isn’t here yet. However, since women generally outlive men -- even the natokhang (summarily executed) are overwhelmingly male -- the future will definitely have more feminine features. More women are realizing that all politics is not just personal but local too, and they are flexing their collective muscle. A recent manifestation was the widespread outcry over the interpretation of a Caloocan City ordinance on what constituted decent attire. The mayor himself had to declare that he was all for amending or scrapping this controversial piece of city legislation, which was deemed to discriminate against every woman’s right to wear short shorts in public. A senate bill is set to have the whole country follow Quezon City’s lead in penalizing cat-calling and wolf-whistling. Women continue to fight for every inch of safe space. Eternal vigilance is the price they must pay to keep the bastos (rude and crude) at bay.

Fight for women’s rights, welfare must go beyond laws

IMPORTANCE for women’s rights go beyond laws and should be emphasized especially under the current administration, various stakeholders said as International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8.

2 reports show women still struggle in Hollywood, black men make...

LOS ANGELES — African-American men made measurable progress in gaining top jobs in Hollywood last year, though women — and particularly non-white women — continue to miss out.

Being her own boss: How technology is empowering female entrepreneurs

Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness equips women for entrepreneurship.

Aston Martin tries to get more women in boardroom and showroom

Aston Martin, maker of sports cars for James Bond, is racing to add a woman to its board ahead of a London IPO. The nine...

Coca-Cola Philippines ties up with government to support returning women OFWs

Coca-Cola Philippines will partner with the government in supporting overseas Filipino workers (OFW) through livelihood programs. Coca-Cola Philippines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with...

Saudi woman designs abayas for freer lifestyles

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA — When Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving ended last week, fashion designer Eman Joharjy and her friends drove to Jeddah’s seafront where they exchanged their car for bicycles.

Duterte: Some jobs not appropriate for women

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Thursday, May 24, that not all jobs are for women. The President made his remarks...

NYSE names first woman chief in exchange’s 226-year history

The New York Stock Exchange promoted Stacey Cunningham to president, making her the first woman to be the sole head of the 226-year-old market. Previously...

Middle-aged women are real action heroes says Cannes director

CANNES — Forget The Rock and Bruce Willis. Middle-aged women are the real action heroes, according to the maker of a fast-paced feminist film...

Women take over the red carpet at Cannes

CANNES — Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek and Marion Cotillard were among 82 women who made a symbolic walk up the red carpet at the...

Is this ‘academy’ purveying male self-confidence or rape culture?

Products range from a P470-worth “Smooth Seduction” E-book to a 10-day intensive training with a price tag of P48,000.

House starts plenary debates on divorce bill

The House of Representatives on Monday, March 12, began the plenary debates on House Bill (HB) 7303 which seeks to institute absolute divorce in...

Who earns more?

The country's average daily basic pay — defined as the pay for normal/regular working hours before deductions for social security contributions and withholding taxes...

Why do women chefs keep missing out on Michelin stars?

PARIS — Women may do the lion’s share of cooking all over the world, but when it comes to haute cuisine they are still...

Women react to male-heavy Grammys

NEW YORK — New Zealand pop prodigy Lorde has thanked her fans for supporting female musicians, as artists hit back amid controversy that the...

PHL still most gender-equal country in Asia — report

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato THE PHILIPPINES still reigned as the most gender-equal country in Asia despite dropping three ranks lower in the World Economic...

Women in Hollywood see chance for change in Weinstein uproar

THE EMERGENCE OF sexual harassment claims against producer Harvey Weinstein has the potential to be a watershed moment for Hollywood, offering a new opportunity...

More women needed in Philippine corporate boards

By Victor V. Saulon, Sub-Editor WOMEN LEADERS called on Philippine companies to include more females in their boards, calling the disparity as more of...

Female entrepreneurs to receive IT training in UN-backed program

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES and a United Nations (UN) body launched yesterday a program to upgrade the skills of female entrepreneurs in information and communications technology...

Gum disease linked to higher cancer risk in women

MIAMI — Women who have a history of gum disease face a higher risk of several types of cancer, particularly tumors in the esophagus...

Women in focus at Toronto film festival

MONTREAL -- Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) -- the largest in North America -- will focus this year on female directors,...

App for women turns phones into panic buttons

CIUDAD JUçREZ, MEXICO -- The Mexican city of Juarez has been dubbed “the capital of murdered women”: since the 1990s, hundreds of women have...

Women’s life expectancy on track to hit 90 in some nations

PARIS -- By 2030 life expectancy for South Korean women could top nine decades, an average lifespan long thought to be out of reach,...

Reports warn of explosion in cancer deaths among women

PARIS -- Two reports have warned of an explosion in cancer deaths among women, with a toll, mainly from breast cancer, of some 5.5...

Self-defense 101: engage, escape, run

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman In a Utopian world, the genders are equal and violence is a foreign concept. But in reality, women are...

Sex healthy for aging women, risky for older men

WASHINGTON — Frequent, satisfying sexual activity poses cardiovascular risks for older men — but regular orgasmic sex could actually protect aging women from certain...

Global database for women exposed to Zika

PARIS — Swiss doctors have asked thousands of colleagues worldwide to provide data for the first global registry of women exposed to Zika, the...

Napkin brand launches pro-women videos

A WOMAN’S PERIOD can pretty much lead to a bad day, especially when she experiences dysmenorrhea on top of the demands of daily life....

How do you add $28 trillion to the global GDP?Harness the...

By Dinna Louise C. Dayao What would happen if women truly held up half the sky? The world would be richer by $28 trillion in...

If the Philippines aims to unlock the economic value of women,...

THE WORLD would be richer by $28 trillion in 2025, according to a McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, if women took part in the...

New Ghostbusters cast shakes off criticism to revive classic story

LOS ANGELES — The four lead actresses of the new Ghostbusters are out to prove that women can fight supernatural entities just as well...

Herstory

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Reporter International Women’s Month may be over, but the fight for gender equality never ends. Because, yes, “the struggle...

Are Filipinas getting the mental health care they need?

Medicine Cabinet Reiner W. Gloor IN HONOR of International Women’s Month, which just ended, we continue our story on particular health issues plaguing women today....

HIV/AIDS and women in the Philippines

Medicine Cabinet — Reiner W. Gloor IT IS ALARMING how quickly the numbers of HIV/AIDS cases have risen in just the past few years here...

‘We’re not asking for it’

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman He was holding it, caressing it. A man, a stranger, wearing short shorts, sunglasses, and cap, was masturbating in...

Diageo’s Plan W brings out local women’s voices

DIAGEO PHILIPPINES, the local arm of the British liquor giant, has tapped music for its corporate social responsibility program. The project, called Plan W and...

Collaborators with all working plus-size women

Ads & Ends — Nanette Franco-Diyco A towering, huge billboard along EDSA in the Greenhills area has attracted my attention. It had a solitary dog,...

Philippines among those with most women in leadership roles

According to the results of a Grant Thornton global survey, the Philippines has the highest number of senior leadership roles held by women. See...

Top women’s health issues you need to know about

Medicine Cabinet — Reiner W. Gloor March is traditionally celebrated as International Women’s Month. And since half the world’s population are women, it’s timely and...

Watch and earn

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman A WOMAN’S CELLPHONE hovers above everyone else’s heads. Another girl has found a tiny space to put out her...

Women should worry more about heart disease

“It’s not just breast cancer that kills women,” said Dr. Maria Adelaida Iboleon-Dy, chairman of the cardiology department at St. Luke’s Medical Center in...