“When a woman is emotional, she’s ‘hysterical’ and she’s penalized for it. When a man does the same, he’s ‘outspoken’ and there are no repercussions.”
As we observe Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26, which commemorates the day on which the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote, was certified in 1920, it’s important to take the opportunity to take stock. How far has the United States come in terms of women’s rights — and how is it stalling, or going backwards? The news in many quarters seems positive. More Democrat women are running for office in the 2018 midterm elections than ever before, and the #MeToo movement continues to drive public conversation. But there are some fundamental rights for American women remain at risk.
The news arrives as the ride-hailing giant struggles to refurbish its damaged reputation.
When Carrie Gracie discovered that her salary was lower than that of her male peers, she blamed herself. But wage disparities are a social problem with far-reaching effects.
Members of the G7’s first gender advisory council have vowed that talks about US tariffs will not overshadow discussions about women’s empowerment as they prepare to meet world leaders this weekend.
New Zealand has added ‘sex work’ to its list of skills for migrants, adding to the normalisation of the use of vulnerable women’s bodies.
What makes Emily’s List loom so large in 2018 is the combination of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 defeat and Donald Trump’s provocations from the White House.
More than 300 women — a record — are now running for Congress.
Emily’s List President Stephanie Schriock spoke to CNBC’s John Harwood about the Trump era, Nancy Pelosi’s leadership and the Me Too movement.
The Department of Labor plans to weaken rules to determine whether companies pay women and workers of color less.
It’s Equal Pay Day, so congratulations, ladies! You’ve finally earned as much money as your male colleagues did last year, just after putting in four more months of work!
Fearlessly Forward With Chelsea Handler
Activist, comedian and author Chelsea Handler spoke with the reporter Megan Twohey on April 5 at Syracuse University, as part of Get With The Times, a live conversation series for college students.