Category » Feminism
Women may have a long history in the nursing profession, but that doesn’t mean that female nurses have a leg up on the guys when it comes to overall salary. According to recent reporting by NPR, it turns out that male nurses make anywhere from $3,900 to $7,700 more than their female counterparts. Cue disgust and lady rage. Admittedly, the wage gap is a dynamic and complex issue that’s about way more than an apples-to-apples assessment of who makes more ... Read More
We’ve all heard it before, either from friends or A-list celebrities... You know, that disheartening and annoying retort to the question of whether or not a woman aligns with feminism: “I’m not a feminist—I love men!” Ah, the classic mix-up between feminism and men-castrating lesbians. Too bad the dictionary definition (a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes) is so vague! There are many ... Read More
We've been holding our breaths (for like, YEARS) waiting for Hillary to finally announce her candidacy. But since she’s been keeping us all in the dark, we've had to come up with ways to stay occupied. This about covers what we've been doing to pass the time: 1. Rage rolling our eyes at Ted Cruz’s presidential bid because we know it would be detrimental to all women if he were to become president.  2. Finally getting around to reading Hard ... Read More
Mo’ne Davis remains a better person than any of us as she steps up to defend the college baseball player who was removed from his team after calling her a slut via Twitter. Davis, 13-years-old, wrote to Bloomsburg University asking the school to reconsider its decision to kick Joey Casselberry from the team after his online comments. Dear Dr. Soltz, I am writing about the Tweet sent out by your baseball player, Joey Casselberry, and his dismissal from the ... Read More
Take a look at today’s Google illustration, a young woman clad in a white button down shirt and bright blue bowtie surrounded by little circles of all things mathematics, as if she were simply daydreaming about theoretical physics and algebra. Odds are, she was. Meet Amalie Emmy Noether, better known as Emmy, born 133 years ago today. You may not know her—and today not many do, but it’s time we learn about the woman Einstein called “a ... Read More
  As the adage goes, the only people who truly understand a marriage are the two individuals within it; but it’s hard to ignore certain trends that arise in hyper conservative communities where men hold all the power and women are tasked solely with subservience. It’s even harder to ignore the facts: Women who seek divorce in Orthodox Jewish communities face serious repercussions beyond the run-of-the-mill trauma of an average marital unraveling. They are ... Read More
Just a few days ago, 17-year old Australian student Masa Vukotic was brutally murdered in a park during part of her exercise routine. Detective Inspector Mick Hughes, in response to this needless death, told the community that people—“particularly females”—should not be alone in the parks. Vukotic was attacked and killed around 7pm; it was still daylight, and there would have been people around. Even if she had been running at 4am in the ... Read More
It’s true: Monica Lewinsky is back (though given that she’s been a household name since the late nineties, it doesn’t feel like she ever left). Her decision as a 22 year-old resulted in a constant shadow of controversy, sex, and shame, but now she’s sharing her story with the world—and finally getting some positive attention for it. Lewinsky broke a decade-long silence with an essay published in Vanity Fair last year, and her recent ... Read More
Ever heard of cookies for a cause? Well, these students in Utah are fighting for equal pay for women through a bake sale that has been attracting some controversy. The cookies are being sold for $1 to boys, and .77 cents for girls. Why? "Because in America, for every dollar a man makes, a woman only makes 77 cents. So we're raising awareness for this,” says Kari Schott with the Young Democrats Club at Jordan High School. There has been plenty of support ... Read More
Jazz Jennings is the new representative for Clean & Clear's #seetherealme campaign—and she's the first ever trans teen to do so. Already an author and LGBT activist at just 14 years old, this girl is spreading her story and breaking through all the gender stereotypes. Looking for more body positive accounts to follow on Instagram? We've got you. Get your self-lovin' on (take that as you will). Check out these must-haves for the rainy spring season ... Read More
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