Missouri Democrats say House dress code debate a distraction
Women who serve in the Missouri House will face a tougher dress code when they return to the floor this week after a debate that Democrats panned as a pointless distraction from the issues facing the state. The Republican lawmaker who introduced the change said it was done to ensure decorum and mirror the men’s dress code. Democrats called it ridiculous, saying women shouldn’t be policed for their fashion choices.news.yahoo.com
Chicago Fire Department needs stronger policies against sexual harassment, racial discrimination, city watchdog says
The Chicago Fire Department needs to put in place stronger policies to deal with the sexual harassment and racial discrimination that have long dogged the agency, the city’s watchdog found in a report released Wednesday. Inspector General Joseph Ferguson’s audit notes the overwhelmingly male and white department’s history of mistreatment of minorities and women.chicagotribune.com
Half of all Airbnb hosts are women, and they have earned over $600 million in one year
Women make up over half of all Airbnb hosts. According to a new earnings report from Airbnb, 55% of their four million Hosts globally are women. Despite this drawback for women, Airbnb has seen a dramatic increase in women becoming Airbnb Hosts in cities all over the world for the very first time — including in Miami. Airbnb announced this week that it estimates new women Hosts (with one listing) have collectively earned more than $600 million since March of 2020. AdIn Miami, new women Hosts who have begun sharing one listing during the pandemic have earned $1.6 million over the past year alone.
41 years ago, Sandra Day O’Connor blazed a historic trail for women in the legal profession
Sandra Day O’Connor not only had a degree from one of the most prestigious universities in the world -- Stanford University in California -- but also a law degree she earned from the same institution in just two years.
Women getting fewer C-sections, data shows
Women getting fewer C-sections, data shows Government health data shows that the number of C-section deliveries is down to one-third of total births. Also, a new study ties more risk to heart plaque. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health news.cbsnews.com
New advice on common pregnancy risks
New advice on common pregnancy risks Women can reduce their risk for gestational diabetes, a disease that can have long-term consequences for mothers and babies, by not smoking and maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. Also, women who smoke during pregnancy can hurt their sons' fertility. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health stories.cbsnews.com
Women survive after being run over by train
Women survive after being run over by train Two women trespassing on an Indiana railroad bridge were run over by a locomotive, but escaped apparently unharmed. The train's conductor was certain he had killed the women, but they were seen running away after train passed over them. James Brown reports.cbsnews.com