Posts tagged "equality"

Singer Ellie Goulding Gets Real About Sexism In The Music Industry

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…

Katrin Higher | November 15, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Want A Manservant? There’s An App For That!

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

Tiffanie Drayton | August 14, 2015 - 9:00 am

We Should Be Fighting For Liberation, Not Equality

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 9, 2015 - 9:00 am

All Of My Feelings About The SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision Expressed In GIFs

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 26, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Stationery Company Fights Homophobia, Turns Hate Speech Into Confetti

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…

Claire Hannum | April 9, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Kerry Washington’s GLAAD Media Awards Speech Was Amazing

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…

Claire Hannum | March 23, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Watch Obama’s Speech On The Anniversary Of The Bloody Sunday Selma March

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…

Claire Hannum | March 9, 2015 - 10:30 am

These Happy Skeletons Are On A Mission To Prove That Love Has No Labels

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…

Claire Hannum | March 5, 2015 - 10:30 am

My New Year’s Resolution: Choose Oultrage Over Outrage

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 22, 2014 - 1:00 pm

It’s Going To Take 81 Years To Close The Global Gender Gap At Work

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 28, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Lesbian Couple Asked To Leave A Store For Kissing On National Coming Out Day

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.”…

Claire Hannum | October 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Church Of England OKs Women Bishops

The Church of England today took a pretty large step into the 21st century, voting by a two-thirds majority to allow the ordination of women as bishops. It’s a reversal…

Newser | July 15, 2014 - 10:45 am

Brilliant Video Asks, “What If Gay Guys Said The Shit Straight People Say?”

Straight people: consider this video a public service announcement. Watch it, laugh at how ridiculous it is, and then NEVER SAY ANY OF THESE THINGS AGAIN. Got it? Good. [YouTube]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 23, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Beyonce Wants You To Own Your Sexuality, Dammit

“I’d like to believe that my music opened up that conversation. There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality. There is a double standard when it…

Claire Hannum | April 8, 2014 - 3:30 pm

RIP Society: South Carolina Wants To Pull Funding From Colleges For Teaching “Gay” Books

South Carolina legislators are trying to “punish” two colleges in the state for assigning books they don’t approve of. The College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Upstate…

Claire Hannum | February 21, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Watch This: Man Makes Sweet Coming Out Video Through The Eyes Of His Dog

Ivan Cruz spent most of his life praying that one day he’d wake up and not be gay anymore. Instead, one day he woke up with a realization that was…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 31, 2014 - 11:30 am

Dartmouth Sorority Leaders Boycott Rush Due To Racism, Classism And Queerphobia

Five leaders of the Darthmouth Panhellenic Council are boycotting rush week because they feel recruiting tactics used by sororities unfairly consider race, class, gender and sexual orientation. Those taking the…

College Candy | January 16, 2014 - 10:50 am

Yes, The Workplace Is Still Kinda Sexist — But We’re Getting There!

Despite the massive strides that have been made toward gender equality in the workplace, we still have a way to go. Is that the understatement of the century?

Claire Hannum | December 11, 2013 - 6:00 pm

13-Year-Old Calls For Marriage Equality At His Bar Mitzvah

Filed under The Sweetest Thing You Will See Today: 13-year-old Duncan McAlpine Sennett spoke out in favor of marriage equality at his Bar Mitzvah last month.In preparing for his Bar Mitzvah (a…

Claire Hannum | December 3, 2013 - 9:20 am

Sasha Fleischman, Agender Teen Victim Of A Homophobic Attack, Speaks Out

Oakland, California teenager Sasha Fleischman was the victim of a horrific hate crime last month when another teenager lit hir* skirt on fire as ou* rode home, asleep, on a…

Claire Hannum | December 2, 2013 - 5:30 pm