Fierce female skydiving team celebrates women, 19th Amendment with jump into N.J. institute (PHOTOS)

Four women descended from a Cessna 182 flying 5,000 feet above the Alice Paul Institute Saturday to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women’s right to vote.



a close up of smoke: Keri Bell, of Shelton, Washington, a member of the all-female Highlight Pro Skydiving Team, performs above the Alice Paul Institute in Mount Laurel in celebration of the anniversary of women's suffrage, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 guaranteed women the right to vote.


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Keri Bell, of Shelton, Washington, a member of the all-female Highlight Pro Skydiving Team, performs above the Alice Paul Institute in Mount Laurel in celebration of the anniversary of women’s suffrage, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 guaranteed women the right to vote.

Kaz Sheekey, Amy Chmelecki, Sara Curtis and Keri Bell, members of the all-female Highlight Pro Skydiving Team, performed a fast-moving but spectacular aerial display, sporting flags and trailing smoke in purple, white and yellow — suffragist colors symbolizing loyalty, purity and hope — as they soared through the hazy

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Female Retail Brand Founders & National Women’s Small Business Month

October is National Women’s Small Business Month, an initiative focused on promoting female-led business operations.

In 2020, this month-long spotlight on female business owners is especially important, as recent reports show the impact of the pandemic has been dramatic on women in the workforce: Many aged 25 to 54 have stepped out of the professional environment to care for children and family. 

Despite this year’s challenges, the 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report indicated upward growth in the world of female-helmed businesses. 

Findings from the research indicate there are nearly 13 million women-owned businesses in the US that employ 9.4 million people and generate $1.9 trillion in sales. 

Additionally, women-owned businesses grew 21% between 2014 to 2019, while businesses owned by women of color doubled that growth rate: As of 2019, women of color accounted for 50% of all women who owned businesses.

Within the retail and direct-to-consumer sector,

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Female vote key but policies lacking in New Zealand election



Jacinda Ardern standing in a room: FILE PHOTO: New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern participates in a debate in Auckland


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FILE PHOTO: New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern participates in a debate in Auckland

By Praveen Menon

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s upcoming general election has the rare distinction of providing a choice of two female candidates as the country’s next leader in a poll that could be decided by the female vote.

Yet there is growing criticism that neither incumbent Jacinda Ardern nor challenger Judith Collins have policies to address the fact that women – who make up half the 5 million population – have been disproportionately negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

“There has been a frightening silence, to be honest,” said Lisa Lawrence, President for the National Council of Women.

Some analysts believe the oversight could cost Ardern, who polls show is on track to win the election, a chance to become the country’s first leader to govern outright since electoral reform in the 1990s, rather

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What Women Want: Female Vote Key but Policies Lacking in New Zealand Election | World News

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s upcoming general election has the rare distinction of providing a choice of two female candidates as the country’s next leader in a poll that could be decided by the female vote.

Yet there is growing criticism that neither incumbent Jacinda Ardern nor challenger Judith Collins have policies to address the fact that women – who make up half the 5 million population – have been disproportionately negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

“There has been a frightening silence, to be honest,” said Lisa Lawrence, President for the National Council of Women.

Some analysts believe the oversight could cost Ardern, who polls show is on track to win the election, a chance to become the country’s first leader to govern outright since electoral reform in the 1990s, rather than as part of a coalition.

Alarm bells pealed in August when official data showed about 90% of

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The 4 Stages Of Female Arousal

In this modern world and time of so much opportunity and secret entry to infidelity plus the complicated human wishes and marital issues along with ignorance or unmindful of a real Human Values System, free ethical males and women, or husband and spouse can have no downside to feed their inherent promiscuous tendencies and activities. Man say I really like you” to a women with flower especially pink asking woman to marry him with specific gift like ring or diamond. Or as another example, attempt to imagine a very obese lady with furry legs, be trustworthy with yourself about how you’d think of her sporting sexy lingerie.

Ladies shouldn’t have to put on make up, shave their legs, maintain their hair, or carry around a purse if they don’t wish to. It’s their individual choice to support the patriarchal business that you are feeding off of. Additionally, women aren’t inferior … Read More

Female Directors: Best Movies Directed by Women | IndieWire

Films by Julie Dash, Chantal Akerman, Chloe Zhao, Forough Farrokhzad, Jennifer Lee, and many other female filmmakers made the list.

10. “Daughters of the Dust” (Julie Dash, 1991)

“Daughters of the Dust”

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Julie Dash’s groundbreaking 1991 historical drama is arguably one of the most significant films of the last 30 years. The first U.S. feature film written and directed by an African-American woman to receive a wide theatrical release, the story, which is set in the early 1900s, paints a vivid portrait of Gullah Geechee culture — communities descended from enslaved Africans who settled along the coast and Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia. Thanks in part to the stunning color cinematography of Arthur Jafa, the film captures the last gathering of the Peazant family as the younger generation prepares to leave the island and their matriarch, Nana Peazant (Cora Lee Day), for the promise of the

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Black female politicians are rare. Opportunity PAC could be solution

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This story was published in partnership with The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy.

In late May, Mona Das watched as protests unfolded in Minneapolis over the killing of George Floyd.

A senator in Washington state, Das felt like she needed to do something to address the systemic racism that had created conditions for a white police officer to kneel onto the neck of Floyd, a Black man, for more than eight minutes.

“I was sitting on the couch thinking, ‘What can I do?’” she recalled.

Das observed people on her social media feed raising matching funds to help arrested protesters with bail money. As she witnessed the collective power of people opening their wallets to respond to the moment, Das thought about how that might help candidates of color — specifically, she knew of several Black women running for the Washington statehouse —

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Female lawmakers, officials call for more women at all levels of government to improve equity

Female lawmakers on Wednesday called for more women in all levels of government to improve gender equity.

Rep. Sharice DavidsSharice DavidsTrump asked Chamber of Commerce to reconsider Democratic endorsements: report Races heat up for House leadership posts GOP leader says he doesn’t want Chamber’s endorsement: ‘They have sold out’ MORE (D-Kan.) and former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis stressed the importance of including women in leadership roles at The Hill’s The Century of the Woman summit.

“We have to be making sure that we’re really pushing forward on that progress to make sure that women have all the opportunities available to us in this society in our country,” Davids told The Hill’s Steve Clemons.

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The First Female Recession Threatens to Wipe Out Decades of Progress for U.S. Women

(Bloomberg) — Women helped pull the U.S. economy out of the last recession. This time around they are falling behind.

The pandemic is disproportionately affecting women and threatening to wipe out decades of their economic progress. As the crisis drags on, some of the biggest pain points are among women of color and those with young children.

These setbacks — characterized by some economists as the nation’s first female recession — stand in sharp contrast to the dramatic progress women made in the expansion following the last financial crisis. The jobs, income and promotions that women lose as a result of the coronavirus could hold back economic growth and sideline an entire generation of women.



chart: Uneven Joblessness


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Uneven Joblessness

The official data are stark. The unemployment rate for Black and Hispanic adult women remains above 10%, even though it’s decreased to 7.3% for White women, according to data from the

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The Four Phases Of Female Arousal

Somewhat unfairly male chastity is usually looked at as a sexual kink, which suggests we implicitly assume it is going to be a “younger couple’s” kink. But because it says within the e-book by Josette Sona (Are Males the Weaker Sex), numerous males are resentful in the direction of women due to women’s skills, strengths, and many others. Orgasm is the release of all the sexual pressure that is constructed up during the first two phases of feminine arousal.

No second possibilities from me. There are lots of fantastic people who find themselves worthy of my time, love, and affection. I am a male and I have been sporting bra for the last 20 years. Unmarried women, up until the age of thirty, wear a white cape throughout church services whereas at different occasions the cape will match the colour of the dress.

All different sorts of groups began to … Read More