Articles about woman
Almost 88 years after its introduction into the United States Congress the Equal Rights Amendment remains unratified by the majority of states needed. This makes the ERA not only an epic failure but also a disappointing embarrassment for American politics and basic human rights in this country.
In a horrific conflagration over 100 workers -- mostly women -- burned to death in an upper-floor sweatshop in New York City's early-20th century garment district. Draconian employers were responsible -- the only other fire exit from the shop had been purpoisely chained and loked to keep workers inside.
Crowley's latter years were spent burning through a number of Scarlet Women (many minor ones, but only three major ones). He homosexually abused his acolyte, poet Victorr Neuburg, whenever he felt the urge. His drug use escalated. His behavior became so impulsive that upon meeting one woman he flung himself on top of her and raped her while her husband merely left the room. He bankupted himself fighting a silly case of libel in court. His last years were spent destitute.
Theodora, a Byzantine woman of the early 6th century, clawed her way from small-time actress and prostitute to the most powerful woman in the Byzantine Empire. She later became venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church as did her husband, Emperor Justinian I.