Of all the long controversial topics that are still unsettled in 2019—abortion, immigration, etc.—you wouldn’t expect that the way women and girls choose to cover their legs would be one of them. Yet here we are: In March, a federal judge struck down a rule at a North Carolina charter school that prohibited girls at the school from wearing pants. It required them instead to wear skirts, skorts, or jumpers. The school had argued that the dress code promoted “traditional values.”
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A lack of confidence is causing women over 50 to feel depressed, anxious and even ‘trapped’, a study has found. Researchers have identified the triggers which have a negative impact on self-esteem and confidence among women aged 50 plus including continual tiredness, how they look and an inability to lose weight no matter how hard you try.
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While, organizations, by law, may not ask about an applicant’s age in an interview, a September 2018 AARP survey found that more than 90 percent of U.S. workers described age discrimination as “somewhat or very common” in the workplace, and 44 percent of older job applicants said they personally had been asked (illegally) for age-related information from potential employers.
I realized I was getting old when I was told by a punk, a whippersnapper, a mere child, that I qualified for the Goodwill senior discount. Over and over. Repeatedly. And louder, please. Because I couldn’t hear him the first time.
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Over the coming weeks, we will be releasing content dedicated to the topics that women of our generation care about deeply. We have been working with some of the most well-known experts across the world to provide you with authentic, meaningful, and relatable content.