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  • Li Zhong/Xinhua/Zuma Press A woman models a nurse's dress during a working-woman fashion contest held in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province, on Monday.

    Celebrating 100th Women's Day

  • To the young working-man or working-woman, or married couple, there is no assurance of happy or healthy middle life, nor of solvent old age.

    THE PRECARIOUSNESS OF LIFE

  • I've been on hiatus from reading the blog for some time, as I found I was struggling too much with working-woman envy.

    Getting the Day Started

  • For a few months after graduation, I pumped the working-woman breaks to go on an introspective wander through Southeast Asia.

    Stacy Tasman: Throwing Out the Job, Throwing in the World

  • (A Palin action figure has actually just been released, but it is more sexual fantasy — tartan miniskirt, cleavage prominent in a red bra — than a working-woman superhero.)

    From Seneca Falls to … Sarah Palin?

  • Those rare dreamers, mysterious priests of the beautiful who silently confront everything with perfection, would have caught a glimpse in this little working-woman, through the transparency of her Parisian grace, of the ancient sacred euphony.

    Les Miserables

  • She was dressed like a working-woman who is inclined to turn into a peasant again.

    Les Miserables

  • But you had the beginning of the independent working-woman in your days.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

  • “Take, for example, the working-woman who stands free of every tie.”

    Through Russia

  • I am proud to say that I have always been a working-woman, and always had to be; though I ought to add that I am sure the proposal that my father's allowance to his daughter should cease, did not come from the father.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 4, March, 1896

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