Tag Archives: male-dominated professions

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: The first female firefighter featured in FDNY calendar

TweetThe annual FDNY Calendar of Heroes, featuring 13 of New York’s firefighters,┬áincludes a woman for the first time. Danae Mines, who is one of 41 female firefighters in the New York department, graces the month of March–fittingly, Women’s History Month. She wanted to be in the calendar for awhile but “was told that it was [...]
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New play explores the experiences of black women in construction work

TweetPortland State University Assistant professor Roberta Hunte’s dissertation is the basis for My Walk Has Never Been Average, a play that reveals the stories of black women in construction. Hunte’s unique research includes the profiles of 15 black, female construction workers. One of them is Donna Hammonds, who shared her challenges working in the male-dominated [...]
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A woman ref will officiate an NFL game for the first time ever this week

Tweet Photo via the Los Angeles Times. With the NFL and their regular referees locked in contract negotiations, the league is relying on replacement officials this pre-season. And on Thursday night, for the first time, one of those refs will be a woman. Shannon Eastin is on the verge of becoming the first woman to [...]
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