This Week in Women

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes found guilty

Holmes was the poster child of Silicon Valley hubris, taking “fake it till you make it” to illegal extremes. She was found not guilty on several charges relating to patients and company ads in Arizona.

SAN JOSE, CA – January 03: Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, center, and her family leave the Robert F. Peckham Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse after the jury found her guilty on four counts in San Jose, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Holmes was found guilty of four counts of defrauding investors, each carrying a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. (Photo by Dai Sugano/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images)

U.S. unemployment rate falls in December but rises for Black women

However, the unemployment rate for Black women jumped to 6.2% last month from 4.9% — the only race and gender group whose unemployment rate worsened in December.

Appeals court weighs revived challenge to Texas’ abortion ban

“Maybe we should just sit on this until the end of June and leave the hot potato with the Supreme Court,” suggested Judge Edith Jones, an appointee of former President Ronald Reagan.

How Jessica Simpson Almost Lost Her Name

“We’re ready to go into the trenches,” Simpson says over Zoom this fall, sitting on a cheetah-print chair in front of her fireplace in Los Angeles, waiting for the deal to finally go through. “Pay it all back and earn it ourselves.”

Chemistry textbooks still portray men as scientists while women perform domestic duties

When the team analysed the images used in the materials, it found that of the 131 images, only 16 were of women alone, and seven were group photographs of both men and women. This included only one image of a known woman (Hodgkin), compared with 52 identifiable men. In total, only eight women were depicted as scientists, compared with 28 men; other images included women pushing a trolley in a supermarket, doing laundry or opening a fridge.



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