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Monday, October 11,2010
Women in Athens

If you were chained to your TV set for 48 hours and had to watch it full-time, would you come away with a positive or negative impression of how women are depicted? Explain your answer.

"It would depend on what I got to watch. Am I allowed to channel surf? Seriously, TV's portrayal of women is such a mixed bag. There are strong women there, but they are pretty and sexy before they are smart and capable. I would be left feeling fat, stupid, lazy, and with a horrible sense of style."
--Jessie Daniel, 38, a realtor from Glouster

Monday, October 11,2010
Women in Athens

Are young women today more or less likely to stand up for themselves as women than their mothers were 30 years ago? Explain.

"More likely. I'm 60 and I stood up for myself more than my mother did. I can only assume that young women now are following that trend."
--Debbie Williams, 60, a paralegal from Millfield

Monday, October 11,2010
Women in Athens

Are girls today more concerned about being pretty or being smart? Has that changed in the past three decades?

"A lot of girls I know are more concerned with appearance rather than intelligence, and it scares me. Even when I was growing up admittedly not that long ago and not long enough to cover the scope of the past three decades it seemed that girls would try to dumb themselves down in order to appear cooler or to become more socially accepted. Give me brains over beauty any day of the week, thanks."
--Caitlin Seida, 21, a freelance writer from Nelsonville

Monday, October 11,2010
Women in Athens

If your home were on fire, what three things would you save?

"Since my husband and pets are not things, I will assume they are already safe and now I have to grab three objects. 1) my computer, 2) illustrations I am working on for a children's book, 3) the photo album of my children growing up."
--
Janice Phelps Williams, 54, a publisher, writer, illustrator from Athens

Monday, October 11,2010
Women in Athens

What traits in a man turn you off more than any other?

"Men vary, just like women. Some are chauvinists or are proud of ignoring women, while others are not. I am glad to have men friends who generally treat women, including me, well (i.e. like sisters and rational human beings). I personally despise the "beefcake" of grossly over-muscled men. I also think shaved heads, buzz cuts or mohawks are bad-looking. Men (or women) who glorify violence and speeding are gross. Too many films have featured (Clint Eastwood in the 1970s was a prime example) victimizing of men by other men and bad women. Then the victim is shown as 'justified' in exacting violent revenge."
--
Lois D. Whealey, 78, a citizen activist/independent humanities scholar from Athens

Monday, October 11,2010
Women in Athens

Questions for next year

"In what ways do you believe that being a women has impacted you negatively/positively? If you could give other women one piece of advice, what would it be?"
--
Erin Hyman, 28, an office manager/delivery driver from Athens

Monday, October 13,2008
Women in Athens

Women in Athens County Survey question 1

By Athens NEWS Staff
Which presidential candidate, Barack Obama or John McCain, do you feel will be better for women in America?
Monday, October 13,2008
Women in Athens

Women in Athens County Survey question 2

If you were a man, do you think you would be pursuing a different career path?

By Athens NEWS Staff
If you were a man, do you think you would be pursuing a different career path?
Monday, October 13,2008
Women in Athens

Women in Athens County Survey question 3

By Athens NEWS Staff
Is Sarah Palin's pick as McCain's vice-presidential choice a good thing for the country? Is it good for women?
Monday, October 13,2008
Women in Athens

Women in Athens County Survey question 4

By Athens NEWS Staff
Are there adequate health-care options for women in Athens County? Should insurance be required to provide more coverage for women's health concerns?
 
 
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