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How Iceland Is Closing The Gender Wage Gap

How Iceland Is Closing The Gender Wage Gap

As of New Year’s Day, Iceland has become the first country in the world to require by law that employers pay workers the same rate, regardless of gender, sexuality, or ethnicity. The law states that all companies with 25 or more employees must file annual disclosures proving people in the same position are paid equally. Icelandic women currently earn about […]

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Down Girl Is A Must Read About Misogyny

Down Girl Is A Must Read About Misogyny

Kate Manne’s “Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny” takes a hard look at how misogyny manifests itself in today’s society. While misogyny is somewhat of a buzzword nowadays, it is often misunderstood. Manne explores how misogyny inserts itself into everyday life, both personal and political, through an academic yet approachable writing style. It’s the perfect way to tackle this huge […]

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How To Handle Harassment At Year-End Workplace Parties

How To Handle Harassment At Year-End Workplace Parties

Workplace parties and events are notorious for facilitating unwelcome sexual attention, predominantly from male colleagues. And no time has more workplace parties than the holidays. A recent poll conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post found that 54 percent of women reported experiencing unwanted sexual advances from men, and three in 10 women say that unwanted attention came from […]

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How A Single Word And Book Defined 2017

How A Single Word And Book Defined 2017

According to Amazon’s Kindle and Audible data, the most read book of 2017 was The Handmaid’s Tale. After the incredible success of the new Hulu adaptation, Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel regained popularity this year, with many comparing the dystopian novel to contemporary threats to reproductive rights. The list continued with “It” by Stephen King, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” […]

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#MeToo And Silence Breakers: TIME’s Person Of The Year

#MeToo And Silence Breakers: TIME’s Person Of The Year

On December 6, TIME Magazine revealed their 2017 Person of the Year (POY), and it was a far cry from the 2016 pick of Donald Trump. The POY was “The Silence Breakers”, a title designated to all of the people involved in breaking the silence around sexual harassment and assault. The overwhelming response garnered positive responses, as well as some […]

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The Stigma Of Female Sexual Shame

The Stigma Of Female Sexual Shame

The news cycle has been dominated lately by allegations of sexual harassment and assault affecting men such as Louis C.K., Ed Westwick, and a variety of other men both in and out of Hollywood. And while this constant bombardment of disturbing news can be exhausting, it has also allowed for an extremely beneficial conversation about the importance of consent. Because […]

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“Bikini Medicine” — And How It’s Still Around Today

“Bikini Medicine” — And How It’s Still Around Today

With all of the recent rollbacks the Trump administration has made regarding healthcare for women, it’s pretty clear that sexism is still present in the White House. But what may not be as well known is the sexism still embedded in medicine today. In a recent article from Marie Claire titled “Women Are Dying Because Doctors Treat Us Like Men”, […]

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Black Female Students’ Education Is Hindered By Racist Suspensions

Black Female Students’ Education Is Hindered By Racist Suspensions

Racism has the ability to permeate every part of society, including our school systems. But while light has been shed on many studies regarding the unfair treatment of black boys in school, little has been researched regarding black girls. The National Women’s Law Center sought to shed that light on black girls in school. The results were astounding. While the […]

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The Sexist Attacks On Female Sports Journalists

The Sexist Attacks On Female Sports Journalists

While overt sexism in the sports world is slowly becoming less prevalent, we shouldn’t be celebrating just yet. Sports commentators have often shied away from hypersexualizing female athletes and other blatant sexist attacks regarding females’ athletic abilities, covert sexism is still alive and well. Take, for example, the recent exchange between professional tennis player Andy Murray and a reporter during […]

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7 New Books To Unveil The Feminist In You

7 New Books To Unveil The Feminist In You

The struggle for women’s rights continues to be an uphill battle. The team at L&P values the positive contributions that women are making in the face of such adversity. Below are some insightful books to help you in your fight for social justice! 1. The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging the Persistence of Patriarchy By: Cynthia Enloe Enloe explores how […]

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L&P Event: How To Solve The Sexism Problem In Tech

L&P Event: How To Solve The Sexism Problem In Tech

As part of the Leadership Salon Series, the team at Lipstick & Politics hosted an event called Tech Wakeup: How to Solve the Sexism Problem. The event featured a varied group of panelists that included Cheryl Yeoh (Board Director of Flexiroam Limited and previous CEO of MaGIC), Keval Desai (Partner at Interwest Partners), and Natasha Mohanty (CTO of Prizma and […]

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MomsRising CEO On The End Of DACA: “Short-Sighted, Cruel and Harmful to Our Nation”

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Statement from Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director and CEO of MomsRising, a national online and on-the-ground organization of more than 1 million mothers and their families: “President Trump’s heartless and damaging decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will have dire consequences for our communities and our economy. Our diversity is what makes our nation strong, innovative and prosperous; […]

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