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First Lady Announces Commission for Women’s Advancement

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Lady Announces Commission for Women’s Advancement

First Lady Shannon Ginther announced the inaugural class of the Columbus Women’s Commission today. The Commission’s 16 members come from a range of backgrounds, but all will help to fulfill the established goal of advancing women if four areas of life: pay equity, housing and safety, health and nutrition, and workforce development and education. “Women […]

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Study: Sweeping Gender Stereotypes Determine Individual Success

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Study: Sweeping Gender Stereotypes Determine Individual Success

There’s an unwritten, widespread, culturally ingrained belief that a man who isn’t the main provider for his family is a failure. It’s the same belief that says any sign of vulnerability makes him feminine. It’s the same belief that says femininity is weak. Gender norms— popular and conventional ideas about how to perform masculinity and […]

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Infant Mortality Problems in Columbus Indicate a Poor Quality of Life for Low-Income Women and Women of Color

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Infant Mortality Problems in Columbus Indicate a Poor Quality of Life for Low-Income Women and Women of Color

It’s taken resilience for the impoverished urban core of Columbus to get to this moment. Many didn’t make it. Many more are struggling to. The obstacles are dense and stifling. In a way, they’re a distraction from themselves. People are too busy navigating each minute to be able to look around and ask why and […]

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Opinion: International Women’s Day, Climate Change and The President

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: International Women’s Day, Climate Change and The President

This Tuesday, International Women’s Day celebrates the efforts of feminism at the global scale, shines light on the struggles often forgotten by White feminism, and calls for action. With the Ohio primary only a week away, now is the time for every self-proclaimed feminist or ally to consider which presidential candidate and potential world leader […]

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Best Women Chefs of Columbus Unite to Raise Funds for YWCA Commercial Kitchen

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Best Women Chefs of Columbus Unite to Raise Funds for YWCA Commercial Kitchen

On a quiet Sunday Night, German Village was abuzz with lively activity. The top chefs in the city convened in the candlelit space of The Kitchen, German Village’s participatory dining venue, to raise funds for the YWCA’s Believe in Women Campaign – specifically, the addition of a commercial kitchen education space for residents. Turning Up […]

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Columbus Ranked #8 City for Cat Ladies

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranked #8 City for Cat Ladies

2015 has been a big year for Columbus in terms of national rankings. We’re the third best city for Millennials, seventh least religious city, fifth fastest growing craft beer city, fifth best city for renters, sixth best city for creatives and the number one city for wage growth. Of course, none of that matters compared […]

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Cycling Team Promotes Women in a Male Dominated Sport

Jenna Taylor Jenna Taylor Cycling Team Promotes Women in a Male Dominated Sport

Meet the Lady Gnar Shedders, a women’s developmental cycling racing team, rare in a sport mainly dominated by men. That small fact doesn’t alarm this team of fierce women racers though. Since the team formed in 2013 they have collectively participated in 206 races, and nearly 100 community events in 2014 alone. Surprisingly, competitive cycling […]

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