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August 22, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Applauding Sandra Kleven, expelled pregnant student who finally received diploma

Sandra Kleven is a true success story, and I applaud her accomplishments [“A half-century after high school, Bothell student gets her diploma,” Local News, Aug. 17]. I too went to school at a time when a girl who got pregnant was kicked out of school, as if her condition was contagious. Of course, the baby’s…

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Comments | Topics: diversity, higher education, women

August 9, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Hold men responsible for moral character

The character, and self control of men, is astonishingly absent from syndicated columnist David Brooks latest missive on the disadvantaged [“The character factory,” Opinion, Aug. 2]. In his opinion, young women who have a clear path to affordable education are less likely to be teen moms. Brooks inference is that young women would exercise…

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Comments | More in Womens rights | Topics: David Brooks, Karen Clay, men

March 31, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Education in Afghanistan: Congress should do more to help children worldwide

Thank you for Lance Dickie’s excellent column about education in Afghanistan [“An educator’s optimism for Afghanistan,” Opinion, March 27]. I saw impressive figures from the BBC in the last month. It reports that there are currently 10.5 million kids in Afghan schools now, 42 percent of them girls. Where there were just 400 teachers…

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Comments | More in Afghanistan, Education | Topics: Afghanistan, Bob Dickerson, children

September 11, 2013 at 6:26 AM

Women engineers seek a sense of belonging

Professional woman can relate I was heartened to read in Dianne Chong’s opinion piece that she can “appreciate the relevance” of outward appearance for professional women. [“Guest column: The most common question from young women engineers? What to wear,” Opinion, Sept. 8.] The way “fitting in” and “belonging” are presented by young women can easily…

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Comments | More in Business | Topics: business, engineers, gender

July 18, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Women’s self-defense

Compassion, intuition important skills The Seattle Times recently featured a great women’s self-defense piece in the Pacific NW Magazine. Although the article highlighted an important resource of physical skills for women, it focused on our culture’s backward approach to violence against women. The more we teach women to fight like men, using skills they don’t naturally have,…

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Comments | Topics: compassion, crime, defense

June 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Women move into wage-earning positions

Couples need options for working less hours Our society has changed from most women being homemakers, to most women being wage-earners outside the home. Children and marriages have suffered through this transition. It’s time we make the next transition, with parents sharing the homemaking and wage-earning to best benefit the children and marriage. The only way we can…

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Comments | More in Economy, Politics | Topics: earning, economy, employment

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