Posts tagged "gender equality"

New Ad Campaign Erases Women From Media To Prove Gender Inequality

Unveiled yesterday on International Women's Day, this new video, called "Not There" by the No Ceilings Project, shows the ways in which women are still not fairly reflected in terms of leadership, media representation, and more. The video shows various recognizable ad campaigns, minus the visual presence of the famous women who were originally i…

By: Katrin Higher / March 9, 2015

Emma Watson’s Second HeForShe Talk Is A Call To Arms

Carrying on the noble work of Hermione Granger, Emma Watson took the world by storm last fall, when she spoke at the UN on behalf of the HeForShe campaign, which pushes for global gender equality. Her second speech for the campaign took place yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and this time, Watso…

By: Beejoli Shah / January 23, 2015

10 Things Stock Photography Taught Me About Gender Equality

Sage wisdom from an art form that's built on stereotyping people...

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 29, 2014

The Vatican Is Easing Up On The Vitriol About Gays Without Changing Church Doctrine

The Vatican is changing its tone in the way it talk about gay people, if not its actual attitude toward them. [The Daily Beast] A law against revenge porn with a sentence of up to two years in prison has been proposed in the UK. [Marie Claire] Even if two parents share domestic and professional…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 13, 2014

Teenage Boy Writes Touching Letter About Emma Watson’s Gender Equality Speech

Emma Watson's speech on gender equality at the UN may have sparked a seriously bizarre marketing stunt/prank on 4Chan/stupid hoax, but it also educated countless young people and did a massive amount of good. One of those young people, 15-year-old Ed Holtom, loved her speech so much that he wrote into UK's Telegraph to express hi…

By: Claire Hannum / September 29, 2014

Watch Emma Watson Address The United Nations On Gender Equality

On Saturday, Emma Watson delivered a stirring speech to the United Nations about gender inequality, addressing the stereotypes that impact and limit the rights of both men and women (while wearing a totally on point dress, I must mention). She is the UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, and a special event was held this weekend…

By: Claire Hannum / September 22, 2014

Study: The 20th Century Was Good For Women’s Brains

Women gain intelligence faster than men as society improves, potentially because of a need to learn more quickly in order to combat discrimination, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers behind the study argue that in fighting extra hard to succeed in a world traditionally dominated by men,…

By: Claire Hannum / July 30, 2014

On Femininity Vs. Masculinity In The Workplace

Could it be that plain old mental habit is the reason for gender inequality at work? According to consultant and former businesswoman Caroline Turner, that's pretty much what it comes down to. In a blog post for the Huffington Post, Turner said that the biggest reason women aren't proportionately represented in business leadership positions is a set…

By: Claire Hannum / June 11, 2014

RIP Society: Now There’s A Petition To Classify Feminism As A Terrorist Group

A group of angry wackos are petitioning the United States government to classify feminism as a terrorist group. Yes, you can read that again. The Change.org petition's creator, Janet Wilkinson, included the following statement on its homepage (complete with Wilkinson's typos left in for, ahem, clarity):…

By: Claire Hannum / June 3, 2014

There Were Fewer Women In Charge In Hollywood In 2013 Than 1998

The rates of employment for women in film production are below what they were over a decade ago. Each year, the Center for the Study of Women In Television & Film at San Diego State University conducts a "Celluloid Ceiling" survey of who was employed behind the scenes in the year's top-grossing 250 domestic films.

By: Claire Hannum / January 15, 2014

Beyoncé Pens An Essay For The Shriver Report: “Gender Equality Is A Myth”

Does this woman sleep ever? Ever? Beyoncé has written an essay for The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From The Brink, an investigation by journalist Maria Shriver in conjunction with the Center For American Progress, on the status of women in America today. Beyoncé's essay, "Gender Equality Is A Myth," can be read in the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2014

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 city bus. The teen suffered second and third degree burns in the attack. Why was Sasha targeted? The teen identifies as agender rather than male

By: Claire Hannum / December 2, 2013

Geena Davis Believes We’re Not Done Creating Gender Equality

"I just gave a commencement address at a local girls' high school and one point I made was to realize that that the job of creating gender equality was not yet done. There's a tendency for the younger generation to think that the women's movement made enormous progress and that we're pretty much set, you…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 23, 2012

Want Gender Equality? Head To Northern Europe

If you need us, we'll be in Iceland. That's because according to a new report from the World Economic Forum, Iceland is tops for women. The Global Gender Gap Report found that women do best in Iceland, Norway and Finland. What makes these Nordic countries so much better than the rest of the world? A…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 12, 2010

What We Can Learn From The Cosmo Man Summit

Last week marked an important date on the Cosmopolitan magazine calendar: The annual Man Summit -- a time to explore how men really feel about themselves and the women in their lives. Because, apparently, Cosmo doesn't pander to the needs, wants and thoughts of men enough, the Cosmo Man Summit surveyed around 1,500 guys o…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 27, 2010

Where Are The Ladies At? 18 Reasons Your Company Might Be A Sausagefest

For those of us interested in gender parity in the workplace, it was a crazy weekend. On Saturday, a blog on The Wall Street Journal's website published a piece about the dearth of women entrepreneurs in tech startups and what various folks are doing to balance the ratio. Then on Sunday, writer Michael Arrington, a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 30, 2010

Will You Take It All Off On Topless Saturday?

The right to bare ... breasts? This Saturday marks the third annual "Go Topless" protest in which women are encouraged to take off their shirts and go topless in the name of gender equality. Held simultaneously in nine cities around the country -- including Denver, Chicago and Miami -- it aims to end shame around…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 18, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Bill Clinton (And Gender Equality!) Makes Us Swoon

Gender equality got its due today at the former president's Clinton Global Initiative. Diane Sawyer moderated a panel with the head of Women For Women International, the head of the World Bank and several big-time CEOs. Clinton himself told guests at the session, "Whether the issue is improving the involvement of young women and girl…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 23, 2009

Could Men-Only Subway Cars Become A Reality In Tokyo?

Men don't always know how to keep their hands to themselves on crowded, rush-hour subways. In Tokyo, Seibu Holdings—the company that operates their trains—has set up women-only cars to prevent the morning commute from becoming a gropefest. But now, Seibu shareholders are asking the company to designate men-only cars, too. Why? So that women can't…

By: Annika Harris / June 18, 2009