Posts tagged "inequality"

Everyone Watch Franchesca Ramsey’s 5 Tips For Being An Ally

At this upsetting and frustrating time in American history, it's important to consider how to be a good ally in the movement…
By: Claire Hannum / December 5, 2014

Harvard’s Government School Orientation Will Now Have A “Check Your Privilege” Session

Last week, the dean of Harvard University's prestigious Kennedy School of Government agreed to include "power and privilege training" for every new student at orientation. As NYmag.com notes, activists like Reetu Mody, a first-year grad student at the Kennedy School, found themselves disturbed by how often their opinions, especially those suggesting a racial bias, were…
By: Claire Hannum / May 15, 2014

Anna Wintour’s Boyfriend Of 13 Years Defends Her Rumored Ambassadorship

"It's a little bit of male chauvinism … It's not just Anna — I see powerful women who really get slammed for being too forthright or running their business in a very determined way. If [former GE CEO] Jack Welch were being named as a potential ambassador, people wouldn't be saying, 'Oh, but hang on,…
By: Rachel Krause / December 19, 2012

Bangladesh Woman Forced To Remarry Husband After He Threw Acid In Her Face

As if dealing with a cheating and violent husband is not enough to endure, a Bangladeshi woman had acid thrown into her face by her husband when she dared to divorce him. Nurbanu, 36, discovered her husband with another woman and divorced him — only to find herself doused in acid by him eight day…
By: Daley Quinn / November 28, 2012

Wait, What? Housework Equality Can Lead To Higher Divorce Rate

Couples who divvy up washing dishes, cleaning the laundry, and other house chores are more likely to get divorced than couples where the woman does the homemaking by herself, according to a Norwegian study of thousands of couples called Equality in the Home. In the study, which looked at 2007-08 data, researchers found that the 25…
By: Daley Quinn / October 2, 2012