The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on workers across the United States. While job loss is rampant, those still at work also face an uncertain future.
In 1945, Burbidge applied for a Carnegie Fellowship, which involved work at Mount Wilson Observatory. Turned down, she was informed only men were allowed to use the telescope. Refusing to be stopped because her gender, Burbidge’s career was rife with shattering glass ceilings.
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, women in the U.K. will have access to abortion at home, without traveling to a clinic. Prior to this temporary change, women were required to visit a clinic. Now, in the U.K., after a phone or video consultation with a doctor, patients may have both pills delivered to their homes.
“[A] woman governor” remains scarce: Only nine of our fifty state leaders identify as a woman. Perhaps when “a woman governor” is not an anomaly, we can all focus on action instead of attack.
Not a month out from running my first ultra-marathon, I find myself wondering at the equity emanating from the sport.
If women’s history is told truthfully and interpreted correctly, it can enlighten the present. Similarly, false testimony and faulty interpretation can do great damage. And that brings us to bones.
Although the Great Recession can surely not be understood to have been a positive time for women in the workforce, it demonstrated the resiliency and importance of women in the U.S. economy. But the recovery told a different story.