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Women are leaving the workforce in droves

“You’ve been seeing smoke for a really long time and you finally see the fire,” said Michael Madowitz, an economist for the left-leaning Center for American Progress.

“This looks exactly like you would think this would look if there was going to be an unequal sharing of the extra child care burden.”

The data also suggest that pragmatic calculations are being done in households where women still often earn less than their spouses.

Although attitudes toward gender equality have improved, said Madowitz, the round-the-clock caregiving demands of the pandemic have forced many couples with dual incomes to choose just one: the better-paying one.

“Statistically speaking, that’s still more likely to be the male,” he said.

Multiple crises disproportionately affected women’s jobs during the pandemic, said Kate Bahn, director of Labor Market Policy for the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, which studies economic inequality.

In addition to maintaining their lead role

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Phoenix jewelry store sees more engagements during pandemic | Coronavirus in Arizona

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Could the pandemic change your love life? A Phoenix shop owner thinks it is for his customers. Jim Kufeldt owns Diamond Jim’s Jewelry. Since the pandemic, he said he’s seeing more people than usual buying engagement rings.



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More people are buying engagement rings during the pandemic.




“Bridal sales are up about 50 to 75%,” said Kufeldt.

Alexis Amezquita got engaged back in May.

“My whole Instagram feed looks a lot different,” said Amezquita. “People do one of three things during the quarantine. They either purchased a house, got engaged or had a baby.”

Kufeldt said the business boom was a big shock.

“We just never expected it,” said Kufeldt. “I’m delighted … I think what’s happened is people are realizing what’s important. Love is eternal, and everyone wants to have love in their life.”



Alexis Amezquita got engaged

Alexis Amezquita got engaged back in May.


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Megan Rapinoe on Creating a Better Future for Women

Photo credit: Women for Biden
Photo credit: Women for Biden

From Seventeen

With nearly one month until election day, women around the country are demanding change and looking towards a better, more inclusive future. One group in particular, Women for Biden, held a virtual live event with Seventeen on Oct. 1 called “On the Line: Women Changemakers for Joe and Kamala,” which focused on coming together to make a difference.

The video discussion — timed to Native Women’s Equal Pay Day —included advocates and activists from all paths, such as Megan Rapinoe, Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, Student Debt Crisis Executive Director Natalia Abrams, activist Aminah Ghaffar, and advocate Mia Ives-Rublee. Throughout the Facebook Live, which you can watch here, the group spoke about issues that affect women of different backgrounds, all while celebrating the work of Millennial and Gen Z changemakers.

“We don’t have to live this way,” said professional soccer player and gold

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Ashley Callingbull, Badass First Nations Model, on Why Representation Still Matters

The quarantine hasn’t slowed Ashley Callingbull’s career. The Indigenous model, pageant queen, and motivational speaker from Enoch Cree Nation in Alberta made waves this year with her biggest campaign yet: she’s the face of Nike’s N7 Collection. 

Ashley’s role at the forefront of the N7 campaign, as well as her 2015 Mrs. Universe win, acting roles, and ongoing ambassadorship with RW & Co are groundbreaking. However, despite Canada’s strong Indigenous community, Ashley is one of very few people with her background visible in this country’s entertainment landscape.

For racialized groups in Canada, being the first in your field is an accomplishment with edge; a celebration that also serves as a reminder of the prejudice that permeates your industry. These accomplishments should definitely be acknowledged, but more than anything, they should be closely critiqued. Progress is great, yes, but why did progress take so long?

In 2015, Ashley was the first

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Amid a Fashion Month Like No Other, Scenes of a Not-So-Distant Past

Usually, by this time, fashion editors would have descended upon and then bustled all around New York, and then London, Milan and now Paris, for the test of endurance known as fashion month. Not this season. During the past few months, designers have been quick to adapt to the constraints of the pandemic, hosting virtual presentations and navigating the logistical challenges of socially distanced events with characteristic imagination. And indeed, there are numerous persuasive silver linings to the advent of the online show — fewer flights, lower costs and a somewhat democratic bent among them — though something else is lost. As the designer Ulla Johnson recently told T, a live fashion show — that extravagant, expensive, but undeniably exciting spectacle — generates a “crazy, buzzy energy” that a digital image or video can hardly match. And yet the videos here do two things: They remind us of a freer

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Versace VP Salehe Bembury says he was profiled by police for ‘shopping at store I work for’

Versace VP Salehe Bembury was asked to show his ID by two LAPD officers who said he was jaywalking

Versace VP Salehe Bembury was stopped by police in Beverly Hills at the very store he is employed and believes it was an instance of racial profiling.

Bembury is the vice president of Sneakers and Men’s Footwear at Versace but two police officers stopped him as he left the brand’s retail store on Thursday. He uploaded footage of the incident to Instagram and captioned it “BEVERLY HILLS WHILE BLACK. I’M OK, MY SPIRIT IS NOT.”

Read More: Police told ‘no suspicious,’ drug-related packages sent to Breonna Taylor’s home

Salehe Bembury and Kerby Jean-Raymond attend the John Elliott front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
Salehe Bembury and Kerby Jean-Raymond attend the John Elliott front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

He declared officers were searching him for “shopping

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At The La Maestra Competition, Women Conductors Are The Rule, Not The Exception : Deceptive Cadence : NPR

Chinese conductor Jiajing Lai performs in the first edition of La Maestra, an international competition for women conductors, held at the Philharmonie de Paris this September.

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Chinese conductor Jiajing Lai performs in the first edition of La Maestra, an international competition for women conductors, held at the Philharmonie de Paris this September.

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The world of orchestra conducting is still a mostly male-dominated field. In the United States, around 9% of major orchestras are directed by women. In Europe, it’s less than 6%.

Founders of La Maestra, a Paris-based organization, set out to change that by promoting the talent of budding female conductors in their very first competition, held in mid-September. Out of more than 200 applicants, 12 female conductors from across four continents competed for three top prizes, including cash, mentoring

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Rihanna hopes new fashion show brings “hope” during pandemic

In an epic display rarely seen in the COVID-19 era, Rihanna forged ahead with her new Savage X Fenty lingerie show, which dropped exclusively Friday on Amazon Prime. The superstar said she hoped her fashion’s line performance would provide “a little bit of happiness” because “there’s a lot going on in the world right now.” 



a group of people standing on a stage in front of a crowd: Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 presented by Amazon Prime Video Show & BTS


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Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 presented by Amazon Prime Video Show & BTS

The new fashion line, planned pre-pandemic, is Rihanna’s second foray into a live Savage x Fenty show. The first, which premiered at the end of 2019, was one the first in its class to combine a runway show with live performances, as much a showcase as it was a live concert. It received an Emmy nomination in 2020 for Outstanding Choreography For Variety Or Reality Programming

This year, while the adoring audiences were replaced with an empty

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Charming Farm-Style Facade At Vienna Home

VIENNA, VA — Elegance and a wrap-around porch make this home stand out in the Town of Vienna.

The elegant but modern interior carries into the five bedrooms and common spaces. Large windows bring in plenty of natural light, but at night you may find yourself in the lower level theater room. This room has terraced seating, sound proofing, a full screen, projector and video/speaker system ready to go. If that’s not enough, there’s a fenced backyard and proximity to the W&OD Trail.

Check out more information and photos in the listing.

  • Address: 1106 Redwood Dr SE, Vienna, Virginia

  • Price: $1,475,000

  • Square Feet: 3468

  • Bedrooms: 5

  • Bathrooms: 5 Full and 2 Half Baths

  • Built: 2006

  • Features: WOW, WOW, WOW! Stunning Farm-style BUKONT HOME with 5 en-suite bedrooms! You had me at the wrap-around porch w/mahogany floors, bead board ceiling, dual stair-case, paver walkway & dormers! Prepared to be charmed once

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Looking to buy a new car? Auto industry is rebounding from pandemic shortage, but you still may need to wait till 2021 for next year’s model.

The hardest part about buying a new car during the pandemic may be finding a new car.



a person standing in front of a car: Mechanic Mark Petrauskas performs a repair on a customer's vehicle in the service department at the Packey Webb Ford dealership in Downers Grove on Oct. 1, 2020.


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Mechanic Mark Petrauskas performs a repair on a customer’s vehicle in the service department at the Packey Webb Ford dealership in Downers Grove on Oct. 1, 2020.

While the automotive industry is showing signs of recovery, months of production stoppage, supply chain interruption and stay-at-home disruption has left many Chicago-area dealers with few new cars and lots of empty spaces.

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Adding to the inventory shortage, the new model year — an automotive rite of fall — has yet to hit showrooms in any significant numbers. Many 2021 models may not actually arrive until 2021.

“It’s kind of hard to sell from an empty cupboard when you don’t have any new vehicles,” said John Webb, a principal with family-owned Packey Webb Ford, a 58-year-old Downers

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