Category Archives: Women

The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay

from Nikki Graf, Anna Brown and Eileen Patten of the Pew Research Center – The gender gap in pay has narrowed since 1980, but it has remained relatively stable over the past 15 years or so. In 2018, women earned … Continue reading

Posted in Compensation, Gender Gap, Pew Research, Women

Coalition of women’s groups hire lobbyists to push for passage of the ERA

by Raymond Arke in Open Secrets – March was Women’s History Month and one alliance of women’s organizations worked hard on Capitol Hill to finally pass a groundbreaking piece of legislation — the Equal Rights Amendment. At the beginning of … Continue reading

Posted in Affirmative Action, Equal Rights Amendment, Fairness, Gender, Women

Only six countries have equal rights for men and women, World Bank finds

Where’s the US? By Rob Picheta and Kieron Mirchandani of CNN – The world is moving towards legal gender equality — but it’s moving very, very slowly. Only six countries currently give women and men equal rights, the World Bank has … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Demographics, Gender, United States, Women

Science Says Toxic Masculinity — More Than Alcohol — Leads To Sexual Assault

By Maggie Koerth-Baker of FiveThirtyEight – Booze-filled, chaperone-free parties. Teasing that crossed the line under the influence of alcohol. Relatively shy young men who became “aggressive and even belligerent” when drinking. Whatever the behavior of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it’s become clear … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Powerful stories from around the world

By Meg Wagner, Lauren Said-Moorhouse and Veronica Rocha of CNN – Updated throughout the day…

Posted in Women