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Idaho Women On Outside Looking In

On the list of the Fortune 1000 you’ll find some of the greatest names in the world of business, but you’ll also find that only 46 of those companies on have a woman in the office of CEO. The reality in corporate America is pretty simple: The captains of industry are overwhelmingly male. Women are also dramatically underrepresented in the board rooms of the nation’s biggest businesses and, while there are 20 female members of the United States Senate, an all-time record and a far cry from the from the days when women typically made it to the Senate only when their senator-husbands died, those numbers are still disproportionally small compared to women in the electorate. By almost every measure, the rise of women in business, politics and the law has stalled. Idaho, for example, has no women on is highest court and hasn’t since 2007. And even though women have overtaken men in measures of educational advancement – more women than men graduate college – the big stall is in effect at every socioeconomic level/Marc Johnson, Idaho Business Review. More here.

Question: Who do you think is the most powerful woman in Idaho?

1 In 4 Women Face Domestic Abuse

It's a startling number: 1 in 4 women surveyed by the government say they were violently attacked by their husbands or boyfriends. Experts in domestic violence don't find it too surprising, although some aspects of the survey may have led to higher numbers than are sometimes reported. Even so, a government official who oversaw the research called the results “astounding.” “It's the first time we've had this kind of estimate” on the prevalence of intimate partner violence, said Linda Degutis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The survey, released by the CDC Wednesday, marks the beginning of a new annual project to look at how many women say they've been abused/Associated Press. More here.

Question: Has anyone in your family been the victim of this kind of abuse?

Gonzaga women defeat San Diego

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The 23rd-ranked Gonzaga women dispatched San Diego 80-58 Saturday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2011, as 6,000 fans paid homage to the most successful class in program history.

Truesdell: Women Get Short-Changed

 Here comes the worst of all of it: our bodies. It is so easy for gals to gain weight and almost impossible for them to lose it. Women work their asses off (don’t we all wish so literally) to lose weight, and it still is twice as hard for us. Furthermore, whether you have them or not, boobs are nothing but trouble. We have to buy a bra for every different occasion and activity. Yet no matter how many bras a woman has, very few are actually comfortable. Women who have boobs usually don’t want as much as they have, and for some they even cause back problems. Women that don’t have boobs would do almost anything to get them. And no matter how much a woman has, they spend way too much time trying to make them look good before they go out. More here.

Question: Is life more difficult for women than men?

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