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We are still super excited about the potential of a woman being on the $20 bill and the effort that Womenon20.org have put into this campaign. Going through the 15 potential list of candidates, we reflected on all the great women who sacrificed so much for us. Of course, we noticed some omissions; how can there only be 15 women worthy of minting? We thought of five (well, technically four) more women who should deserve consideration. Not just for the ... Read More
In time for this Sunday’s International Women’s Day (woot, woot!), London agency WCRS has teamed up with Women's Aid and Ocean Outdoor for a state-of-the-art campaign against domestic violence. Using digital billboards with facial recognition technology, they’re giving people the power to “heal” the image of a battered woman. The billboards depict the image of a woman with bruises and a bloody lip. When passers-by heed the message ... Read More
  As a white,wealthy land and slave owner who played a large part in ruining the lives of thousands of American Indians during his presidency, why is Andrew Jackson still on our twenty-dollar bill?  We wish we had an answer for you that wasn't simply “patriarchal tradition,” but unfortunately we don't. On the bright side, though, it seems like things might be looking up, thanks to one smart lady: Barbara Oritz Howard, a previous canvasser for ... Read More
In what we wish was more shocking news, Virginia Senator Steve Martin is under fire for responding to a letter from pro-choicers with disturbing hostility—an attitude we are all too familiar with when it comes to many of our Republican politicians.  In what seems to us like a very reasonable argument for women’s rights, the Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition wrote: “All women deserve access to their full range of reproductive health ... Read More
Obamacare is making wave in the Supreme Court: King vs. Burwell—a case that will decide whether or not the IRS can extend tax-credit subsidies to coverage purchased through healthcare exchanges established through the Affordable Care Act—will likely come to a close today. The final decision could impact access to healthcare for millions of women across the country. As it stands now, 14 states have their own healthcare exchanges (or marketplaces) that ... Read More
Thanks to a recent email controversy, Hillary Clinton has had a tough week. But this action figure made in her image (and her pantsuit) should cheer her up: FCTRY, a Brooklyn-based design studio, recently created a Kickstarter campaign for a Hillary Clinton doll. Their assumption was that by the time they got the mini-Hillary boxed and ready to sell, the real-life Hillary would be "ready-for-action." Unfortunately, foxy tease that she is, Clinton ... Read More
In December of 2012, a 23-year-old woman got on an off-duty bus in India with a male friend. Six men aboard the bus subsequently beat her friend, and after he was incapacitated, gang raped her. After each man assaulted her, they beat her with an iron instrument, which resulted in internal injuries so severe she passed away.  Leslee Udwin, reporting for BBC, went to Delhi to document the case and interviewed one of the rapists, Mukesh Singh. He ... Read More
Cannes Lions is fighting gender discrimination with its new award, the Glass Lion: The Lion for Change. The Glass Lion was created with support from LeanIn.Org, and recognizes work that challenges gender bias and stereotypes about men and women in marketing media. The decision to launch this award was fueled by the festival’s belief that images in marketing play a huge role in shaping our culture. The hope is that by showcasing the accomplishments of those ... Read More
If you want more money, you have to ask for it. And the easiest way to get that raise is to negotiate it for your next job. You’ve probably got more earning potential than you know—so let’s get down to some bargaining basics! Step 1: Do Your Research Know the average salary range for the position by checking websites like Glassdoor.com or asking peers in the industry. Step 2: Never Say What You’re Currently Making If the hiring ... Read More
This past year, we’ve seen substantial progress toward empowering rape survivors to come forward, but it is no secret that the process is still a blame-and-shame game—a long and arduous process that rarely results in justice. Victims, who have already gone through unimaginable trauma, are forced to endure hours of questioning and physical examinations. This is, of course, necessary in investigating any crime, but rape is very often not given the ... Read More
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