Women in 2018

International Women's Day March 8, 2018
Theme: #PressforProgress
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Women's History Month

Oscars: Mudbound's Rachel Morrison Makes History as First Female Cinematographer Nominee   Variety - January 23, 2018
After 90 long years, another glass ceiling has finally been broken at the Motion Picture Academy. 'Mudbound' cinematographer Rachel Morrison made history Tuesday by becoming the first female director of photography to receive an Oscar nomination. The recognition comes on the heels of a similar milestone with the American Society of Cinematographers, which nominated Morrison’s 'Mudbound' work earlier this month

The future is female   CNN - January 21, 2018
This year was a reckoning for women all over the country. This year we saw more women run for office and we saw women confront those who used power to perpetuate a culture of sexual abuse, harassment and coercion. Tarana Burke’s #MeToo movement gained momentum and the women in the entertainment industry created the Time’s Up initiative. So one year after they flooded the streets to make their voices heard, women were back at it, rallying for justice on everything from immigration to racial and gender equality. The march is a platform for women and men to not only talk the talk but walk the walk.

  The year in Melania   CNN - January 21, 2018
Melania Trump is perhaps a unique first lady in modern history, an immigrant, a fashion model, a third wife and, by her own account, a notoriously private woman.After delaying her official move into America's most famous residence until June, the first lady has worked the past several months to make the unfamiliar place a comfortable home.

New Website Explores the Women in Architecture Your History Books Didn't Teach You About   Smithsonian - January 9, 2018
'Pioneering Women of American Architecture' features in-depth profiles of unsung architects who made significant contributions to the field

Why are women accused of witchcraft? Study in rural China gives clue   PhysOrg - January 9, 2018
From medieval witch hunts in Europe to contemporary "witch doctors" in Tanzania, belief in witchcraft has existed across human societies throughout history. Anthropologists have long been fascinated by the phenomenon, but have struggled to study it with quantitative methods – our understanding of how and why it arises is therefore poor. But a study we conducted of one Chinese region provided an opportunity to test the most common hypothesis – that witchcraft accusations act as punishment for those who do not cooperate with local norms. According to this theory, witch tags mark supposedly untrustworthy individuals and encourage others to conform out of fear of being labelled. However, some empirical studies have shown that witch labelling instead undermines trust and social cohesion in a society.

Women really are the stronger sex! They survive better than men during famines, epidemics and slavery, reveals analysis of some of humanities most 'horrific' situations   Daily Mail - January 8, 2018
When it comes to survival in the most extreme conditions women really are the strongest sex, a study of famines, epidemics and slavery has found. It is well known that women are the 'life expectancy champions' – living longer than men in every country in the world. But to see if this holds true when death rates are 'extraordinarily high', researchers compared the survival rates of males and females in the most 'horrific' situations. The researchers from the University of Southern Denmark looked at some tragic historical events when average life expectancy dropped below 20 years. Known as 'high-mortality populations', researchers looked at seven time periods when human lives were wiped out by starvation, disease and violence.

Women are the stronger sex - and here's the scientific proof   The Telegraph - January 8, 2018
Eleanor Roosevelt once quipped that a woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. So the former first lady would most certainly have approved of a new study which suggests women, far from being the weaker sex, are much more likely to survive a life-threatening crisis. Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark trawled through historic data looking at death rates for men and women who suffered famines and epidemics, or who were sold into slavery. In virtually every case, they found that women survived their ordeals far longer, often outliving their male counterparts by years, even when conditions were equally dire.

Ellie's Blogs

Matriarchy Versus Patriarchy - No One Wins - Bill Cosby

2018 Golden Globes - Oprah's Acceptance Speech

2018 Oscars: Women's Movement and Equality

2018 Critics Choice Awards: Empowering Women

2018 SAG Awards: Celebrating Women

Women's Marches and Protests