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…Empower

Day of the Girl-USFellow crusaders, I’m not going to lie, as a citizen who is trying to stay informed on the current presidential election, the last few days have been rough. Okay, so the whole process has been incredibly depressing, and I have some serious concerns about…well, a whole lot.

Which is why I was thrilled to find out that today is the Day of the Girl. It’s timing could not have been better. Read the rest of this entry

…Want S’More

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Welcome to day 5 of the Rio Olympics, which also happens to be National S’More Day.

This favorite of campfire desserts provides the perfect backdrop for an ongoing issue in this summer’s Olympics—female athlete coverage. Read the rest of this entry

…Take the Wheel

  As many of us make our way to and from brunch this fine spring day, or head out for an afternoon barbecue (it’s warm enough for that somewhere, right?),  we’re using some sort of ridesharing service. 

Many don’t give a second thought to who they’re getting in the car with. Their primary focus is getting from point A to point B. However, the fact is, we’re putting a lot of faith in this total stranger.

It’s something some don’t give much thought to, while others have it at the front of their mind. 

It’s these others who Chariot for Women are hoping to serve with their new ridesharing service set to launch in Boston later this month. In case you haven’t guessed, those “others,” they’re serving are women.

Chariot will drive only women, and it’s drivers are also only women. 

I’ll give you a second to absorb that. It’s an interesting business plan, and prime for controversy since it excludes 50 percent of the population.

Some have called it sexist, and patronizing to women. While others have said its empowering.

However, it’s very telling that the response from women has been nearly entirely positive. Which means there’s definitely a market for a women-only ridesharing service.

While I can appreciate the fact that some men might be offended by the exclusive nature of the service, it’s hard to judge a service that exists because women still have to worry about being harassed (or worse) simply because they’re female.  

It’s even more difficult to pass judgement once you learn that two percent of all profits will be donated to charity. Still it’s something to think about on this spring Sunday afternoon…


More on the Story: TechCrunch

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…Get Even

Womens-Equality-Day-180x300Happy Women’s Equality Day!

Today marks the 95th anniversary of when American women finally won the right to vote. Which sounds like a long time, but it’s still hard to believe that there was a time in the 20th century when women were denied this basic right. Read the rest of this entry

…Cool Off

"Snowflake macro: asymmetriad" by Alexey Klajtov on Flickr; https://flic.kr/p/dUKYzCSummertime is all about the outdoors, and fun in the sun (with a hat and some sunscreen). However, for many office workers, it also means sweaters and space heaters.  Read the rest of this entry