women

COVID-19 couldn’t stop Texas Women’s Foundation from raising close to $1M at 35th annual luncheon

More than 2,000 guests attended Texas Women’s Foundation’s 35th annual luncheon, which was a virtual event due to COVID-19. In the 24 hours that followed the luncheon, another 11,000 watched a recording of the event, which brought together influential business and philanthropic leaders for a conversation with award-winning actress and bestselling author America Ferrera and Laysha Ward, executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for retail giant Target.

Toyota and the Dallas Mavericks sponsored the organization’s principal fundraiser. Toyota VP Bonnie Clinton and Mavs CEO Cynt Marshall co-chaired the event, which raised more than $926,000.

At Texas Women's Foundation's virtual fundraiser in late September, award-winning actress and bestselling author America Ferrera and Laysha Ward, executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for retail giant Target, talked about sisterhood and superpowers.
At Texas Women’s Foundation’s virtual fundraiser in late September, award-winning actress and bestselling author America Ferrera and Laysha Ward, executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for retail giant Target, talked about sisterhood and superpowers.(Texas Women’s Foundation)

The Texas Women’s Foundation mission is to advance the lives of women, girls and their

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shopping

As pandemic restrictions on indoor shopping ease, mall owners sue to stop another shutdown

ARCADIA, CA - OCTOBER 07, 2020 - Shoppers walk past a "Sanitize on the Go," station to keep shoppers safe from coronavirus at the Westfield Santa Anita shopping mall in Arcadia on October 7, 2020. This is the first day customers return to indoor shopping after Los Angeles County eases restrictions and have reopened the malls and the individual stores. Such stores have been closed for weeks, but reopened Wednesday at 25% capacity. Westfield Santa Anita has placed Covid-related signage with one-way traffic, 6 feet distancing when waiting to get into individual stores, hand sanitizing stations and mask are required before entering the mall. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Shoppers walk past a “Sanitize on the Go,” station at the Westfield Santa Anita shopping mall in Arcadia. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Indoor shopping centers opened Wednesday as Los Angeles County officials eased pandemic-related restrictions on businesses, but one of the biggest mall operators in the region is suing to stop the county from shutting down centers again.

The owners of Westfield-branded malls, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the county in late September that called for the county to lift prohibitions it called “unlawful and unjustifiable” in part because they are targeted at indoor centers, which were then mostly closed.

Although the county gave the green light to indoor mall stores operating with limits on the number of customers who can be inside, Westfield is suing in federal court to stop officials from repeatedly opening and closing stores to blunt the impact of the pandemic.

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women

Commentary: Harris-Pence debate: Stop interrupting women

If you’re a woman who has ever participated in any coed business meeting, you’ve likely experienced being interrupted and dismissed by a man.

And you probably weren’t surprised that it happens even to women at the highest levels of government and journalism, as we saw with Sen. Kamala Harris and USA Today Editor Susan Page during Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate.

Vice President Mike Pence talked over the candidate and moderator on several occasions, despite exasperated pushback from both ladies. Pence made it crystal clear his talking points trumped respect and decorum. He certainly proved once again that rules don’t matter in his world. Rules that he signed off on to participate in the debate, I might add.

“Mr. Vice President, I am speaking,” Harris said on one occasion with tactful resistance.

“I am speaking,” she declared firmly in several other instances, a phrase that has since become a rallying

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beauty

Why We Need to Stop Linking Beauty and Success With ‘Fair’ Skin

From depictions of ‘suitable’ marriage partners in Netflix series Indian Matchmaking to the on-going popularity of skin-lightening creams, colourism remains rife in certain communities. Here, writer Ayesha Muttucumaru details her complicated relationship with the word ‘fair’ – and why calling out shade bias is vital.



From Indian Matchmaking to the popularity of skin lightening creams, colourism is still rife. Here's why we need to about skin lightening creams


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From Indian Matchmaking to the popularity of skin lightening creams, colourism is still rife. Here’s why we need to about skin lightening creams

They dropped the F-Bomb.’ From the moment my mum and I started watching Indian Matchmaking on Netflix, we felt it would only be a matter of time until the word that makes us wince like no other was uttered. The term in question? No, not a four lettered expletive, but something far more insidious. ‘Fair.’



a woman smiling for the camera: The author


The author

As you might know, the docu-series follows ‘Mumbai’s top matchmaker,’ Sima Taparia, as she helps a range of

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women

Women do better at mask wearing and other measures to stop spread of Covid-19

Wearing a mask, social distancing and washing hands regularly are the best ways we have to stop the spread of Covid-19.



NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09:A woman sanitizes her hands at the mall at Hudson Yards on the first day of the reopening of malls to the public for shopping since the outbreak of COVID-19 in mid-March on September 09, 2020 in New York City. New York City, which has seen a sharp drop in the numbers of COVID-19 cases over the last month, is gradually lifting restrictions on shopping, casinos, and restaurants but with strict safety measures including enforcement of face coverings and social distancing. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


© Spencer Platt/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09:A woman sanitizes her hands at the mall at Hudson Yards on the first day of the reopening of malls to the public for shopping since the outbreak of COVID-19 in mid-March on September 09, 2020 in New York City. New York City, which has seen a sharp drop in the numbers of COVID-19 cases over the last month, is gradually lifting restrictions on shopping, casinos, and restaurants but with strict safety measures including enforcement of face coverings and social distancing. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

But when it comes to these crucial habits, it appears that women are more likely to be following these steps to a greater degree than men, according to a new study.

To

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style

Stop Overpaying For Style: Rita Ora Drops Chic New Shoe Collab With ShoeDazzle

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —ShoeDazzle has partnered with Global Superstar and Fashion Icon, Rita Ora on a brand-new curated Collection, proving that mixing the everyday with the runway is the way to go. Like making music or acting, getting dressed every day is just one more way that Rita’s creativity and individuality shine through. With this collection, ShoeDazzle and Rita encourage women around the world to express their style and creativity in their own unique way.

Rita has partnered with ShoeDazzle to offer a whole world of fashion at an amazing price. From a glamorous night out, to a day shopping on the streets of London, these looks are everything you need to take on this season. “I’ve always wanted my own shoe collection that is chic, as well as accessible, which is why partnering with ShoeDazzle has been so great!,” says Ora.  

Rita

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model

Ford to Stop Building the Shelby GT350 After the 2020 Model Year

Photo credit: Robin Warner
Photo credit: Robin Warner

From Autoweek

  • Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 discontined after 2020

  • The Dearborn, MI brand is building a Heritage Edition for the final year

  • It still drives just like other GT350s

Ford officially announced that it is ending production of the Mustang Shelby GT350 after the conclusion of the 2020 model year vehicles. And that’s a shame because it is a fan favorite. 526 horsepower from a 5.2-liter V8 is already cool. The fact that it spins to 8,250 rpm and uses a flat-plane crankshaft made it a true marvel. And it’s much more than straight-line muscle. Ford built a real handler, more adept to a racetrack than any other Mustang trim.

In an attempt to exit gracefully, Ford put together a special styling package called the Heritage Edition. This package uses Wimbledon White paint to coat the body before two racing strips in Guardsman blue run the

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wedding

Coronavirus pandemic didn’t stop wedding of pair with Jacksonville ties


Family in Jacksonville can’t travel to England, but video captures the day

Matt Soergel
 
| Florida Times-Union

Family and friends from Northeast Florida and beyond couldn’t come to Mark and Nicola Pollitt’s pandemic lockdown wedding in England, so they passed around a cellphone and had the few people there video it to post on Facebook.

The whole day was a rousing success, even though one of the filmers inadvertently turned the camera backward and filmed themself instead of the wedding for a good 10 minutes.

“This mobile phone was like a hot potato,” Nicola said. “No one wanted to touch it.”

Still, even the weather cooperated — which was hardly a sure thing in notoriously rainy York, the ancient city where the Pollitts were married near the little village where they live.

It was a “magical day,” Nicola said, but one tinged with sadness that family couldn’t be there.

“Heartbreaking,”

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style

‘In Rome, I Couldn’t Stop Staring at Erica’

Sutton Stracke Reflects on the Best RHOBH Style Moments: ‘I Couldn’t Stop Staring at Erica in Rome’

Sutton Stracke celebrates one year of owning and opening her West Hollywood boutique

Sutton Stracke may be Beverly Hills’ queen of couture, but the Bravo star is sharing the fashion crown, and applauding some of her chic Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costars for their unique sense of style.

Stracke, who has just come off her first season on the reality series, says it’s hard for her to pick a best-dressed winner out of her always-stylish season 10 cast members: Lisa Rinna, Kyle RichardsTeddi MellencampDorit Kemsley, Erika Girardi and Denise Richards.

Stefanie Keenan

But when it comes to dominating certain high-fashion moments, there are a few women she praises for owning their person catwalks and looking “runway perfect.”

“It just depends on the day and where we

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women

Rumer Willis Poses in Racy BDSM-Inspired Photo Shoot: ‘Stop Policing Women’s Bodies’

Tyler Shields Rumer Willis

Rumer Willis is all bound up in her latest photo shoot with photographer Tyler Shields.

The 32-year-old actress recently shared several shots from the a BDSM-inspired photo series titled “Bondage” on her Instagram.

In several portraits, Willis — who is the eldest daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis — can be seen wielding a crop as she strikes a pose in a black latex bodysuit. Another shot shows her in nothing but a pair of matching thigh high boots as she’s tied up with rope.

“Call Me Madam…” she wrote in the caption on Sunday. “New series ‘Bondage’ with my fav @thetylershields.”

Willis captioned another shot on Monday, “….and I’ll call you sir.”

RELATED: Rumer Willis Struggled After Getting Body Shamed and Being Called ‘Potato Head’ as a Teen

The House Bunny star later went into detail about the message behind the photo series, writing

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