equality

Study Finds That The Wage Gap Is Pretty, Pretty Bad In Media, Everywhere Else

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!

Megan Reynolds | March 23, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Taiwanese McDonald’s Is Boycotted After Ad of Son Coming Out to His Dad Is Released

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…

Katrin Higher | March 12, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Kesha Thanks Fans While Accepting Human Rights Campaign ‘Visibility Award’

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.

Bronwyn Isaac | March 7, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Porn Viewers Are More Likely To View Women As Equals, A New Study Shows

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…

Lauren Vinopal | March 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Top Military Officials Decide That Women Are Now Required To Register For The Draft

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?”

Bronwyn Isaac | February 3, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Why I Don’t Want (Or Need!) A Man To Spoil Me This Holiday Season

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…

Suzannah Weiss | December 24, 2015 - 1:00 pm

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.

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”

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
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