You could be forgiven if you happen to believe that Mother's Day is a holiday invented by florists, candy stores and greeting card companies. In point of fact, however, this holiday has a hard-won, grassroots history that puts today's celebrations in context.
On Central Standard, a historian introduced us to three women who lobbied for a mother's day of sorts: the first out of a desire for peace, the second to decrease infant mortality through education, and the third in service of her own professional yearnings.
When you talk about heroes of the cape-and-tights variety, it’s not just a boy’s club. Just look at the comic book powers of Wonder Woman or the X-Men’s Storm, or even live-action heroes like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Xena.
On Tuesday's Up to Date, we talk with the director of a new documentary about female superheroes and how they reflect and affect society’s ideas about women.
As much as it sounded straight out of the past, the rallying cry was used Tuesday as a coalition of women’s groups marched to the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City on Equal Pay Day, the day marking how far into a new year it takes a woman to earn what a man took home last year.
The business world is infamous for its “glass ceiling.” And it’s true that being a woman in a man’s world can make it more difficult to succeed.
In the second part of Tuesday's Up to Date, we talk with the president the Kansas City Sports Commission and the publisher of The Kansas City Star — both women — about how they reached the top and what advice they have for other women.
Hillary Clinton may have ran for president in 2008, and Michelle Bachmann tried to cinch the nomination this year in the GOP primaries. But the question remains: why aren't there more women in politics?