The recorded history of women in Puerto Rico can trace its roots back to the era of the Taíno, the indigenous people of the Caribbean, who inhabited the island that they called “Borikén” before the arrival of Spaniards. During the Spanish colonization the cultures and customs of the Taíno, Spanish, African and women from non-Hispanic European countries blended into what became the culture and customs of Puerto Rico.
In the early part of the 19th Century the women in Puerto Rico were Spanish subjects and had little individual rights. Those who belonged to the upper class of the Spanish ruling society had better educational opportunities then those who did not. However, there were many women who were already active participants in the labor movement and in the agricultural economy of the island.
After Puerto Rico was ceded to the United States in 1898 as a result of the Spanish–American War, women once again played an integral role in Puerto Rican society by contributing to the establishment of the University of Puerto Rico, women’s suffrage, women’s rights, civil rights, and to the military of the United States.
During the period of industrialization of the 1950’s, many women in Puerto Rico found employment in the needle industry, working as seamstresses in garment factories. Many Puerto Rican families also migrated to the United States in the 1950’s.
U.K. Ad Highlighting Plight of Orangutans Is Deemed Too ‘Political’ to Air
The animated commercial for the food retailer Iceland, featuring a baby orangutan, noted that the palm oil industry contributed to the destruction of rain forests and habitats.
By Iliana Magra
(Nov. 14, 2018)
“There’s a Rang-tan in my bedroom, and I don’t know what to do,” the British actress Emma Thompson says, lending her voice to a young girl in an animated advertisement for Iceland, a food retailer in Britain.
It turns out the “Rang-tan” is a baby orangutan that has lost its mother and the rain forest it once called home, and that it no longer has a place to live.
The story line might seem harmless enough, but the commercial wasn’t cleared this week to air on British TV because it was deemed to violate laws against political advertising.
The decision ignited a firestorm on social media in Britain and led to a wildly popular petition demanding that it be overturned. And to many in the United States, where more than $3 billion was spent on political advertising for the recent midterm elections, the reaction was total bafflement.
Really, many wondered, can political advertising be banned?
Michelle LaVaughn RobinsonObama (born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer, university administrator, and writer who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.
She is married to the 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama, and was the first African-American First Lady.
Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. In her early legal career, she worked at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met Barack Obama. She subsequently worked in non-profits and as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago and the Vice President for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center. Michelle married Barack in 1992 and they have two daughters.
Obama campaigned for her husband’s presidential bid throughout 2007 and 2008, delivering a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She returned to speak for him at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
During the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, she delivered a speech in support of the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, a former First Lady.
~~A Look Back at Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Impact on America~~
~~Published on Nov 15, 2018~~
With Former First Lady Michelle Obama back on the show, Ellen wanted to show her how much of an amazing impact and great inspiration she’s been, not only for Americans, but for people all over the world.
Inspire your children to be free and find their own individuality through clothes.
~~Céline Dion Launches New Gender-Neutral Kids’ Clothing Line, Celinununu~~
Gender suffered a devastating defeat this morning at the hands of one Céline Dion, who dropped a short video on Twitter to tease the grand unveiling of her new gender-neutral kids’ clothing line, slated to be announced tomorrow.
The short video sees Dion being slammed to the ground by a cop, presumably for radicalism, or perhaps for crimes against The Binary™.
“It’s OK,” Dion says in the clip. “I’m Céline Dion!” Facts are facts.
Stans were titillated by the snippet, which ends by pointing viewers to the brand’s website.
Called Celinununu, its mission statement affirms the brand’s desire to use fashion to change the world:
“One Voice: fashion has the power to shape people’s minds. Inspire your children to be free and find their own individuality through clothes.”