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A Woman in the Presidency Is Simply Not Enough

Hillary Clinton is touting her gender as one of the central appeals of her campaign, but as recent history in Afghanistan shows, simply giving women a “seat at the table” doesn’t necessarily improve women’s lives.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 READ MORE


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VIDEO: New Canadian Prime Minister Appoints Diverse Cabinet With Equal Numbers of Women and Men

Asked why gender equality is so important to him, the newly elected Justin Trudeau simply explained, “Because it’s 2015.”

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Jessica Williams Tells Jon Stewart Why a Woman on a Bill Is No Big Deal

In a new segment for “The Daily Show,” the ever-charming Jessica Williams argues that not only is the effort to put a woman on the $10 bill half-assed and way too late, the real issue we should be preoccupied with is the gender pay gap.

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


US Left Behind









Posted on May 28, 2015 ENLARGE



Study Shows Gender Equality Prevailed Among Prehistoric People

A review of the way gatherer-hunters live in our own time suggests that the gender inequality observed today did not exist for the vast majority of our evolutionary history.

Posted on May 15, 2015 READ MORE



Germany Sets Gender Quota in Boardrooms

Germany has committed to increasing the number of females on corporate boards, passing a law Friday that requires companies to give 30 percent of supervisory seats to women.

Posted on Mar 7, 2015 READ MORE


‘Boyhood’s’ Patricia Arquette Offers Impassioned Words on Gender Equality

Patricia Arquette, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar on Sunday night for her performance in “Boyhood,” used her acceptance speech to demand equal rights and pay for all women in the United States. Watch as Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez cheer her on gleefully.

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



2095: The Year of Gender Equality in the Workplace?

We’ll have to wait 81 years for gender parity in the workplace, a World Economic Forum report projects. Here’s more about what the WEF figures mean for women around the world.

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 READ MORE



The Gender Gap’s Been Shrinking All Over the Place, Even in the U.S.

Scandinavian countries still have the smallest gender gaps, according to the World Economic Forum’s annual gender survey, but this year they’re joined at the top of the list by a few nations you may not expect.

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 READ MORE


Sarah Silverman Raises Gender Wage Gap Awareness With Comical Video About the ‘Vagina Tax’

Women will lose roughly half a million dollars during their working careers due to one simple fact: They “own” female genitalia.

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Emma Watson Gives Moving Feminist Speech at U.N. HeForShe Campaign Launch (Update)

When actress Emma Watson gave a strong-willed, poignant speech Saturday at the United Nations headquarters, it was reported that she received threats from users of online bulletin board 4chan for being a “feminist bitch.” Turns out, the nude photo leak warning was none other than a “viral marketing hoax.”

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert: If We Put a Woman on the Dollar Bill, It’ll Be Worth Only 77 Cents

“The Colbert Report” is on a summer break, but here’s a great clip you may have missed about women on U.S. currency.

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Women’s Wages









Posted on Apr 17, 2014 ENLARGE


Mrs. Goodbar









Posted on Apr 16, 2014 ENLARGE


Pay Equality









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Pedestal Envy









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Why Women Should Be Allowed to Go Topless in Public

Why can men walk around shirtless in many communal spaces while women can’t? The truth is, female upper bodies shouldn’t be treated any differently from male ones.

Posted on Sep 19, 2013 READ MORE


Women in Combat









Posted on Jan 27, 2013 ENLARGE


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