This is a feelings atrium to talk about our own experiences with workplace sexual harassment and predatory bosses and all the stuff that comes up for us when stories like the one about Harvey Weinstein happen.
This election has been shaped by Clinton’s campaign at least as much as Trump’s trainwreck of one. She’s aggressively capitalized on her gender by positioning it not as a side note, or even a historic anecdote waiting to happen, but instead as a tangible asset than shifts her ability to lead.
Here are three completely undeniable and incredibly depressing facts about women, executive political power, and glass ceilings — and cliffs! — around the world.
“Would you believe me if I told you Bob Dylan haunts my daily life? He is my Seinfeld Superman figurine. And no disrespect to those who enjoy his music, but he is my nemesis. This does not stop men from explaining him to me.”
Voting for women isn’t all it takes to reach gender parity in politics. Changing our political system from the bottom-up will go a lot further.
There’s more anti-trans legislation this year like never before a new report says, what happened with Hillary and Bernie in Nevada, a Yelp employee was fired after penning an open letter to her CEO about her unlivable wages, anti-gay protestors showed up at the Arizona high school where two teen girls died in a murder-suicide, and more news!
Candidates for U.S. President have been utilizing television ads since 1952 to sell themselves to the American people. And for sixty whole years, they’ve perpetuated these five sexist caricatures of women in campaign ads to do so.
I’ve had more than my fill this year of heartbreaking commentary about the movement for women’s rights from people I assumed were, well, on my level. And the one thing which unites them all is that they’re white women, and their comments exemplify what’s wrong with White Feminism.
The Pentagon plans to lift their ban on trans people serving in the military, Reddit CEO Ellen Pao resigns, the FBI reports Dylann Roof was able to buy a gun because of a background check flaw and more news stories.
The South Carolina state Senate voted to remove the Confederate flag off capitol grounds, trans people in California can be identified with the correct gender on their death certificates, ICANN’s new proposal might make doxxing easier and more news stories!
The reaction to EA’s decision to include women’s teams in FIFA ’16 is just one variant in the globally sexist world associated with Fédération Internationale de Football Association. The entire culture is fundamentally sexist, from its chauvinist president to its executive committee officials, all the way down to the dudes that play their video games.
Bernie Sanders, long-serving independent, is running for President as a Democrat, what the #talkpay hashtag is all about, May Day protests around the world and more news!
“If you shoot a sex scene on the night before your birthday, they’re like, ‘Hurry up! Hurry up!’ because they think your vagina is going to turn into a hermit crab.”
“I didn’t even tell her when the notes started getting specific. Someone calling out my “crossed eyes” in a Tumblr ask. My “pocked skin” in an email. My “hillbilly teeth” on Twitter.”
How many times do we have to tell these stories before they become real — before we all agree that this is a problem, and more than that, agree to do something about it?
Gov. Mike Pence can’t give us a straight answer, good news for Ferguson protestors, Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination lawsuit and more news for you!
Gay districts are safer, more open and more profitable than ever before, but for whom?
The current body of social psychological work on gender bias in STEM has disappointingly (but not unsurprisingly) focused almost exclusively on the experiences of white women. This study does better.
This is a women’s issue because our sisters are being impacted directly, and because they’ve been harassed, beaten, raped, and killed by cops for centuries.
Not everything science has given us has made our lives better.
People surviving street harassment around the world have options. Who knew! 200 plus pages of options, in fact. But one truth remains: all the laws and policies around street harassment haven’t made it disappear.