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The Feminist Life: The Shallow Expectations Keeping Women Out of Politics

This month’s Vanity Fair frets over how much problem-solving time a woman president would instead spend on her hair

Normally, I like Vanity Fair a lot. It’s a publication that still boasts a commitment to covering Kennedys (especially my favorite one, Jackie). Plus, I once witnessed someone asking editor-in-chief Graydon Carter why the magazine continued to feature things, such as royalty—American or otherwise—that younger potential readers don’t care about. He seemed confused, surprised, and unrepentant, all qualities I respect very much in a person or magazine.

Chris Christie at a town hall event in New Jersey in 2011. Photo by Bob Jagendorf via Wikimedia Commons

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Gap Invests in the Women that Make Its Clothes: Improving Women's Lives and Benefitting Businesses

Today, the Stanford Graduate School of Business published a case study describing the Gap Inc. P.A.C.E. program.

Last week, the Stanford Graduate School of Business published a case study describing the Gap Inc. P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) program: the rationale behind the program's launch, successes to date, and future challenges. The P.A.C.E. program is an initiative that teaches life skills and provides technical training to women working in garment factories.

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Lean in. Speak up. Don’t opt out. Everyone’s talking about what women should be doing to get ahead at work. Why the sudden interest? Has corporate America finally got the message it should be doing right by us? I’d like to think so. But I suspect there’s more to it.

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