Women http://wunc.org en Female Marines Volunteer for ‘Historic’ Combat Training http://wunc.org/post/female-marines-volunteer-historic-combat-training <p></p><p>Women are still excluded from certain areas of military service, but the Department of Defense has given branches until 2016 to eliminate "unnecessary gender-based barriers to service". Now, bases are evaluating how women fare during training that was reserved for men.</p><p></p><p>Camp Lejeune is studying enlisted female Marines who have passed their first 29 days of general training and volunteer for another 30 days of specialized training. At the end of it, their male peers can become machine gunners and missile men.</p><p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:56:11 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 36036 at http://wunc.org Female Marines Volunteer for ‘Historic’ Combat Training Study Shows Women Entrepreneurs Leadership Limited http://wunc.org/post/study-shows-women-entrepreneurs-leadership-limited <div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; margin: 0px;"><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">The number of female business-owners in the United States is strikingly low, but the number of couples going into business together is rising. However, a new study shows that when married women go into business with their husbands, they are less likely to maintain a leadership role.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://sociology.unc.edu/people/faculty/howard-aldrich" style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Howard Aldrich</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;"> is a professor and chair of the sociology department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.&nbsp;</span></p></div><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:20:23 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 34299 at http://wunc.org Study Shows Women Entrepreneurs Leadership Limited Alice Fest Brings Women Filmmakers Together To Showcase Work And Build Community http://wunc.org/post/alice-fest-brings-women-filmmakers-together-showcase-work-and-build-community <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Of the 16 films debuting at the Sundance Film Festival this year, only three were created by women. <a href="http://alicefest.org/">Alice Fest 2014</a>, a festival at Durham’s <a href="http://www.americantobaccohistoricdistrict.com/district/11/full-frame-theater">Full Frame Theater</a>, seeks to offer female perspectives in a male-dominated industry. The festival showcases short films and developing films by women with a particular emphasis on films about women's lives. </span></font></span></font> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:19:42 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 31554 at http://wunc.org Alice Fest Brings Women Filmmakers Together To Showcase Work And Build Community How Did #NotYourAsianSidekick Become The Place To Talk About Race and Stereotypes Online? http://wunc.org/post/how-did-notyourasiansidekick-become-place-talk-about-race-and-stereotypes-online <p>Lots of people are talking about race on Twitter this week, using the hashtag #NotYourAsianSidekick.</p><p>The person who started the conversation is <a href="http://criticalspontaneity.com/about/">the writer Suey Park</a>. She says that there are so many stereotypes: Asians are submissive, good at math and science, and play the violin. She wants to have a fuller conversation about Asian Americans.</p><p>This minute and a half BBC video is a good intro to Suey and the topic:</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:24:41 +0000 Carol Jackson, Frank Stasio & Nicole Campbell 27682 at http://wunc.org How Did #NotYourAsianSidekick Become The Place To Talk About Race and Stereotypes Online? The Status of Women in Eastern North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/status-women-eastern-north-carolina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="">Earlier this year the Institute for Women’s Policy Research <a href="http://www.iwpr.org/publications/pubs/the-status-of-women-in-north-carolina">conducted a study regarding the status of women and girls in North Carolina</a>, commissioned by the <a href="http://www.councilforwomen.nc.gov/">North Carolina Women's Council</a>.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:09:04 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 25361 at http://wunc.org The Status of Women in Eastern North Carolina The Struggle Of Black Women In The World Of Heavy Metal http://wunc.org/post/struggle-black-women-world-heavy-metal <p></p><p></p><p>When Laina Dawes was eight years-old, she sat in front of her television watching the made-for-television movie “Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park.”&nbsp; Soon after, her parents gave her Kiss’ Double Platinum record, and later followed an obsession with bands like Judas Priest and Black Sabbath.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.lainad.typepad.com/">Laina Dawes</a>&nbsp;is a bona fide metal head. But her fandom is complicated, though it probably shouldn’t be, by the fact that Laina is a black woman.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:06:09 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 25295 at http://wunc.org The Struggle Of Black Women In The World Of Heavy Metal The Fight Over Abortion In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/fight-over-abortion-north-carolina <p>Host Frank Stasio speaks to a panel of experts to discuss the fight over abortion legislation in North Carolina. Jessica Jones is WUNC’s Capitol Bureau Chief; Suzanne Buckley is the Executive Director of <a href="http://www.prochoicenc.org/">NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) Pro-Choice North Carolina</a>; Tami Fitzgerald is the executive director of <a href="http://ncvalues.org/">North Carolina Values Coalition</a>; and Erika Levi is an OB/GYN and abortion provider in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Tue, 28 May 2013 15:32:29 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 16127 at http://wunc.org The Fight Over Abortion In North Carolina New Reports On Women Show Progress and Setbacks In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/new-reports-women-show-progress-and-setbacks-north-carolina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two new reports examine the status of girls and women in North Carolina.&nbsp; As it turns out, girls are bucking the stereotype. They’ve seen gains in math and science testing.</span></p><p>"Middle school is when we typically think of girls sort of disengaging from science and math,"&nbsp;<a href="http://www.meredith.edu/sociolog/faculty.htm">Amie Hess</a>&nbsp;told Frank&nbsp;Stasio&nbsp;in an interview on The State of Things.&nbsp; Hess is the lead researcher on&nbsp;<a href="http://meredith.edu/status-ncgirls/_downloads/13-016-status-of-girls-report.pdf">The Status of Girls in North Carolina.</a>&nbsp;"What we found when you look at the 8th grade end-of-grade testing rates is that girls are right on par with boys.&nbsp; In some cases, [they are] slightly ahead of boys," she said.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:29:01 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 12797 at http://wunc.org New Reports On Women Show Progress and Setbacks In North Carolina What's the Status Of North Carolina Women? http://wunc.org/post/whats-status-north-carolina-women <p>Women in North Carolina vote more and have higher levels of education than men, but a new report shows there are still major struggles.<br><br>Numbers from the latest “Status of Women in North Carolina” report were presented yesterday in a Nursing Assistants clinical lab at Wake Tech, where most of the students are women.&nbsp; This is Hope Marr’s second week in the program. The 24-year-old single mom was in Business Management at NC-State, but had to drop out.<br> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 10:35:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2588 at http://wunc.org