Women

  • Examining the role of Southern Baptist women

    Beth Allison Barr is a Southern Baptist who was raised evangelical, married a pastor, and had two children. But being a feminist professor of medieval history can sometimes put her at intellectual odds with the community around her.

    Examining the role of Southern Baptist women
  • Wisconsin’s pay gap between men and women is worse than the national gap

    The pay gap for men and women in Wisconsin is worse than the gap between genders nationally, even as female representation on the state’s corporate boards continues to grow.

    Wisconsin’s pay gap between men and women is worse than the national gap
  • Milwaukee Health Department plan targets racism as public health crisis

    Milwaukee plans to address racism and health equity over the next five years by focusing on challenges like housing, maternal and child health and public safety. Those steps and others were outlined in the newest iteration of the MKE Elevate Community Health Improvement Plan announced Thursday by the City of Milwaukee Health Department. Report authors…

    Milwaukee Health Department plan targets racism as public health crisis
  • ‘That’s a sticky issue’: Head of Panthers athletics promotes examining diversity in college sports

    When Amanda Braun became the director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2013, women represented about 1 in every 5 athletic directors in college sports. Today, a decade after she took the helm of Panthers athletics, the ratio is up to about 1 in every 4 athletic directors, according to the NCAA. One…

    ‘That’s a sticky issue’: Head of Panthers athletics promotes examining diversity in college sports
  • When will Wisconsinites see relief from high drug prices? A health insurance broker weighs in

    This year, Medicare will start negotiating lower prescription drug prices. But one Wisconsin insurance broker says people will have to wait a few years to see prices go down. The first 10 drugs to be made more affordable are widely used to treat blood clots, heart conditions, diabetes, kidney disease, arthritis and blood cancer. These…

    When will Wisconsinites see relief from high drug prices? A health insurance broker weighs in
  • Domestic violence offenders would be barred from carrying guns under Democratic proposal

    A person convicted of domestic violence would be forbidden from owning or purchasing a gun in Wisconsin under legislation unveiled by Democrats on Monday. The proposal aims to close what one state Supreme Court justice called a loophole in state law that does not define certain disorderly conduct offenses as domestically violent. Currently, federal law…

    Domestic violence offenders would be barred from carrying guns under Democratic proposal
  • A Grand Chute police recruit alleged she was sexually assaulted. Days later she lost her job.

    This story was originally published by Wisconsin Watch. It includes details of an alleged sexual assault. The Grand Chute Police Department forced the resignation of one of its own police recruits days after she made a sexual assault allegation against two male law enforcement academy classmates, a Wisconsin Watch investigation found. The two men initially…

    A Grand Chute police recruit alleged she was sexually assaulted. Days later she lost her job.
  • As cold months approach, short-staffing forces Green Bay shelter to consolidate

    Short-staffing is forcing a homeless shelter in Green Bay to consolidate its operations. The announcement from St. John’s Ministries comes as the facility prepares to open later this week before the coldest months of the year. Last year, the ministry opened a women’s-only overnight facility. But for now, the organization is going back to sheltering…

    As cold months approach, short-staffing forces Green Bay shelter to consolidate
  • Investigation finds inappropriate sexual comments by Everest Metro Police chief, but no harassment

    A central Wisconsin police chief was the subject of a sexual harassment complaint after he allegedly made comments about an employee’s breasts while at a bar, asking one woman to flash him and asking an employee to change shirts with another woman who was wearing a more form-fitting top. An investigation found no “legally actionable…

    Investigation finds inappropriate sexual comments by Everest Metro Police chief, but no harassment
  • Domestic violence-related deaths increased in Wisconsin last year, hitting new record for the state

    Wisconsin saw the largest increase in domestic violence deaths in the last two decades in 2022, setting a new record for total number of homicides and suicides related to domestic violence incidents in the state. That’s according to a new report from advocacy group End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, which has tracked domestic violence deaths since…

    Domestic violence-related deaths increased in Wisconsin last year, hitting new record for the state