Women and Society

Welcome to the World’s First Women-Themed Hotel

Welcome to Hotel Zena, the world’s first women-themed hotel. Set in Washington D.C.’s trendy Logan Circle area between downtown and the 14th Street corridor, the property is everything Sheehan envisioned—and then some. By Laura Begley Bloom Back in 2018, Andrea Sheehan, CEO of Dawson Design Associates, had an idea for a new kind of hotel: an interactive, emotionally impactful space dedicated to…

Trudeau Adds New Faces In Top Roles For Gender-Equal Cabinet

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau announced his new Cabinet on Tuesday and has promoted women in top roles in another gender-balanced Cabinet. Women are now in charge of the ministries of finance, foreign affairs, and defense. By Stéphanie Fillion In a Cabinet of 38 people, including Trudeau, 19 are women. Familiar faces remain integral parts of Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet, such…

Female Muay Thai Fighters Make History in Male-Dominated Sport

By Teirra Kamolvattanavith Since opening in 1956, Lumpinee Boxing Stadium has become one of the world’s most prestigious sites for Thailand’s martial art of Muay Thai. But the venue in Bangkok has traditionally forbidden women from fighting there—or even touching the ring—due to entrenched superstitions about menstruation and its potential to “pollute” the sacred space.  Signs placed around the ring are clear:…