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Feminism is not a 4 letter-word
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Fusion network has a nice tool for estimating the costs of college.
Student loan is a whopping totalling $1 trillion .
Yet the myth persists that paying a ransom for a college degree is worth it, particularly at a top-tier institution.
Fortunately, this thinking is being challenged. When students and families realize they don’t have to overpay for college expenses, the bubble will burst
Thank you @Official AndreasCY for introducing us to this wonderful tool.
The ruling could slow the pace of deportations because it creates new legal grounds for women from Central America caught entering the country illegally in their fight to stay.
The ruling technically affects only Guatemalan women, but the woman's lawyer and other immigration advocates said the decision could open the door to asylum claims for women from other countries.
Do anti-feminists really know what they’re talking about? And how can we talk to anti-feminists about feminism in a healthy way?
There are a lot of myths about what it means to be a feminist – that feminists hate men, eschew “girly” things like dresses and heels, look down on stay-at-home moms, and want to take all the world’s power out of men’s hands.
And none of them are true – at least not universally.
In his four years in the Senate, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) has never witnessed the type of sexism detailed in Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N.Y.) new book. Moreover, he thinks Gillibrand should name the male Senate colleagues who she said sexually har...
Sen. Johnson did not hear sexism jokes, didn't see sexism in media, in statistics. So, Sexism does not exist.
Read closely, fellas.
Women, like men, have the right to move throughout the world without constantly fearing for their safety, yet the burden of prevention continues to fall squarely on women's shoulders. One can't help but wonder, what would it look like if we talked to men about rape prevention in the same way we talk to women?
To those who say that anti-rape advice for potential victims is just "common sense", please know that statistically, only 10% of victims were raped by strangers. 90% of sexual assault survivors knew who their attackers were. Avoiding walking in dark streets didn't work for a majority of victims, because they were not raped in an alley, but in their own homes, or the homes of someone they trusted.
Ruzwana Bashir has been shunned, not thanked, for actions against sexual violence
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Prostitution is at a rainbow end of feminism.
@Jocelyn Stoller ignited a long discussion that has been around for years.
“ Remember IT IS NOT A WOMAN’S RESPONSIBILITY TO PREVENT RAPE. In the world we live in, however, women should be empowered with any tools in order...
The Rape Wars: The New Nail Polish That Can Detect Roofies http://goo.gl/hiHzsB
Everyday Sexism In Just 9 Illustrations
From "leaning in" to "having it all," it can sometimes be hard to keep track of where we have and haven't made progress when it comes to gender roles.
Going to the extreme, like
"If you sexist me, I'll feminist you"
Sexual assault prevention experts say the new tool is well-meaning but ultimately misguided.
A new tech to empower women against rape, but it ignores the real problem: that men are putting roofies in women's drink in the first place,
Sexual Harassment At Work – Surprising Recent Statistics Of An Old Crime.
Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
According to data complied by Equal Rights Advocates, a women’s law center in the U.S., 90 to 95% of sexually harassed women suffer from some debilitating stress reaction, including anxiety, depression, headaches, sleep disorders, weight loss or gain, nausea, lowered self-esteem and sexual dysfunction. In addition, victims of sexual harassment lose $4.4 million dollars in wages and 973,000 hours in unpaid leave each year in the United States
Women are still undervalued -- at home and at work. Even though women now fill 49% of all professional and managerial-level jobs, women CEOs lead in only 15 of the Fortune 500 companies, or 3 percent....
It's up to you! Taking charge of your life means taking risks - but it also creates the potential of greater rewards. Remember, hope is not a strategy.
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In 1971, Congress declared August 26th -- the day in 1920 on which the 19th amendment, which gave American women the right to vote, was certified as law --Women's Equality Day
Summer to me means three things: heat, hemlines and hard hats. It’s the time of year when I can parade around in a skimpy dress with strategic cutouts that would make my mom wince. And when I know ...
Catcall is not a complement, it's flirtation with stranger.
The streets are after all, a public space and everyone is entitled to going about their daily lives in peace.
What do you think?
The Exeter-based athlete has put in years of training to finally achieve a major title. And to her own surprise, victory has come when she's least expected it.
At the age of 40, and a mom of 2 children
It's nver too late to succeed.
Tuesday, Aug. 26, is Women’s Equality Day, when we celebrate the 94th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.
True: women made great strides.
But Should wait another century to have women equally represented in politics
Parliamentary candidates from the three main UK political parties as well as the Greens and Ukip share their thoughts on whether letting only woman stand in some seats can help redress the gender imbalance in Westminster Interactive: does...
Removing a tall source of inequality is important; now add gender imbalance - talking of harassment, alienation, unprofessional 'banter', sexist bias in hiring and promotions - are discouraging women and thereby axing their career
VentureBeat How to fix Google's gender gap in 3 weeks VentureBeat To judge by many solutions proposed by well-meaning tech leaders, the path to gaining more gender balance is a long one: Better STEM education for girls, more outreach by engineering...
The many stereotypes of black women are used to justify violence and aggression against them. Because black women are mythologized as gold-digging, angry, physically strong, provocative shrews some black men assume (and this is something that having a mama, a auntie, a grandmother who raised you, or your own damn daughters doesn’t change) that if/when black women are hit, they asked for (or deserved) it. At the end of the day many men empathize with other men and instead of vilifying any act of violence, physical or otherwise, against anyone, especially a woman, they attempt to justify it. They put themselves in the shoes of the aggressor, but not the victim, and see themselves as blameless and reactionary, rather than violent and misogynistic.
The graphic image is potentially triggering, and the central message is that if a woman has been drinking, she is somewhat responsible for anything that might happen to her.
Rape culture breeds with silence, Good petition move and action.
Put simply, to understand one of the roots of police brutality, one need only look at what its most ardent defenders are saying.
A just world, unfortunately, does not exist.
But just people absolutely do and that what keeps the moral world.
Creating Gender and Cultural Diversity in Your Organization Huffington Post Just as every company has a profit and revenue goal, every company should have gender and cultural diversity goals. Like any goal, these should stretch the organization.
Look at the companies with the best practices for diversity, and you'll see these strategies and tactics in action.
• Novartis Pharmaceuticals, for instance -- No. 1 on Diversity Inc.'s Top 50 companies -- builds diversity and people-related objectives into annual performance reviews. It has a vice president of diversity and inclusion. And it has more than 15 employee resource programs aimed at encouraging diversity and talent development.