equality

News

Yep, people can still legally be turned down for a job or fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. READ MORE »


News

The glamourous and high-flying world of ~media~ will work you to your bones and pay you less than the dude sitting to your right! READ MORE »


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A new McDonald’s commercial in Taiwan called “Acceptance” has rocked some homophobic customers who can’t handle the sweet message of a young man coming out as gay to his father inside of a McDonald’s McCafe.

The young man writes on a McCafe cup “I like boys” after which his father slams his fist… READ MORE »


Celebs

During her speech, she empathized the connection she’s always felt with the LGBT community and made a promise to continue to use her platform to fight for equality. READ MORE »


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A recent study published in the Journal of Sex Research found that porn enthusiasts viewed as women more equal to men than people who did not watch porn. It’s as if they could tell that all the women they’re watching on their laptops are making more money than the men!

The Western University study looked at data from over 28,000 that… READ MORE »


News

Just last month when the ban was lifted for women in all military combat roles, one of the pressing questions was: “Should women now be required to enter the draft?” READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I refused to pay for more than half our dates, though I reluctantly helped him with gas. Former classmates from my liberal arts school validated my decision, saying it would be unfair to contribute more than my partner. But I bet they wouldn’t have found it so wrong if I were a man. READ MORE »


Celebs

Singer Ellie Goulding has everything going on, a new album release and a chance to perform in this year’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show, but her success did not come easy.

The 27 year old described many instances of sexism that got in her way on her rise to success, including the music industry being male-dominated,… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

“Gilles, fetch me another cocktail and tell me how pretty I am, won’t you?” READ MORE »


News

Cheers all around for this one: In the video above, journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge makes the argument that fighting for equality between women and men as umbrella categories of people is sort of dishonest, when men aren’t equal among themselves (i.e. race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and poverty all affect men’s access to or exclusion from… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

There are no words to express my feelings, only gifs. READ MORE »


News

Ireland will hold a public vote on the legal standing of same-sex marriage on May 22, and the lead-up to the decision is bringing out the worst in local homophobes. Thankfully, the tension is also bringing out the best in others, like Dublin stationery store Daintree Paper. In an effort to take a step toward equality, Daintree created… READ MORE »


Celebs

Kerry Washington won the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards over the weekend, and when she took the mic to give thanks, she delivered far more than your average acceptance speech. Her rousing demand for equality, both in the media and in our everyday lives, left the whole audience (and really, the whole internet) motivated and… READ MORE »


News

On Saturday, thousands gathered at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to honor the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday March, in which the peaceful protesting of about 600 civil rights activists was interrupted by violent attacks from white police officers. President Obama delivered a powerful speech that Death and Taxes writer Steve King calls… READ MORE »


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In an effort to fight prejudice and implicit bias, the Ad Council put together this PSA featuring love in its many forms – and just how little our external “differences” matter at the end of the day. The ad prompts viewers to visit Love Has No Labels, a site that further explains how even those… READ MORE »


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I find it edifying to look up the definitions and etymology of words that represent abstractions. Today it’s “outrage.” It’s being talked about a lot, not least of all because of Slate’s recent collection of articles on the subject, specifically how it has been proliferated by social media.
The English definition for “outrage” is… READ MORE »


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The World Economic Forum released its annual report on gender equality this week, and the results are — well, it depends on how you look at it. As in, there’s been progress in closing the gender gap globally, but it is glacially slow.
When the WEF started compiling data and releasing reports in 2006,… READ MORE »


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On Saturday (which was National Coming Out Day, making this story even more bleak), a lesbian couple was kicked out of a UK grocery store for sharing a “light kiss.” Ugh. Annabelle Paige, a Sussex University student, stopped by a Sainsbury’s store in Brighton with her girlfriend. A security guard approached the pair and told… READ MORE »


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