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We’re Excited For These Female Leaders

We’re Excited For These Female Leaders

The 2016 presidential election results came to a stunning end with Republican candidate Donald Trump winning the electoral college votes to become president, while Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won the nation’s popular vote. It was a truly unexpected turn of events and the country was close to having its first female president in its 238 year history. Although we will […]

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Shockingly, First World Countries Like The US Allow Child Marriage

Shockingly, First World Countries Like The US Allow Child Marriage

Yes, child marriage is more legal than you think. Out of the 198 countries world-wide, 117 of them allow for child marriages. This includes the United States, which despite having first-world country status, the archaic minimum age of marriage is sixteen. The countries that do have a minimum age requirement of eighteen years old for marriage are often not adhered […]

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Reality Check: Women Don’t Hate Other Women

Reality Check: Women Don’t Hate Other Women

This is not an article recounting insipid, high school-esque events like the gossip junkie in your fourth period gym class. This is a piece about the repeated pitting against each other of female public figures perpetuating gender inequality, with the idea that all women hate other women, therefore men should hate them too (and discredit their intelligence or refuse to […]

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UN Women’s Global Voices Film Festival Launches At LucasFilms in San Francisco

UN Women’s Global Voices Film Festival Launches At LucasFilms in San Francisco

Buy tickets to the inaugural Global Voices Film Festival here! The current ratio of men to women working in the film industry is 5 to 1. In 2012, 91% of directors, 85% of writers, 75% of producers, 80% of editors, and 98% of cinematographers were male. While women make up half of all movie-goers, the average ratio of male to […]

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Women’s MMA Is Transforming Our Perspective On Female Athletes

Women’s MMA Is Transforming Our Perspective On Female Athletes

I’ve never been very interested in professional sports.  Although I played competitive softball from my early childhood until my teen years, I’ve never become emotionally invested.  It’s not for lack of trying.  My dad is a huge sports fan; he can tell you literally everything there is to know about any sport, even those he supposedly doesn’t like very much.  […]

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We Need More Women In Venture Capital. Period.

We Need More Women In Venture Capital. Period.

Female entrepreneurs continue to show great promise. In American Express OPEN’s 2015 State of Women-Owned Business report, the amount of businesses owned by women increased by 74% between 1997 and 2015, and now, 30% of all businesses are owned by women. This fact, in addition to the 2013 reported statistic that women-led private technology companies are more capital-efficient and achieve […]

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Why You Do the Housework Is What Really Matters

Why You Do the Housework Is What Really Matters

“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” – Roseanne Barr When I was growing up and dinnertime was over, everyone in the family would stand up and begin to clean up, except for my father.  He would walk into the living room, sit down and turn on the news.   One […]

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Women In Tech Face These 6 Microaggressions

Women In Tech Face These 6 Microaggressions

In recent years, the tech industry’s gender imbalance has become a frequent topic of discussion in the media, and people are starting to see how skewed the ratio really is. About 19% of software engineers at 230 companies included in a crowd-sourced spreadsheet maintained by Pinterest software engineer Tracy Chou are women. According to another source, LinkedIn profiles, only 16% […]

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How Patriarchy Is Prevalent In These 4 Situations

How Patriarchy Is Prevalent In These 4 Situations

  Although most of us know what patriarchy is – a system of domination by which the wealthy, white, male ruling class has authority over everyone else – few of us understand how it plays out in our everyday lives. We may even think of it as something that existed a long time ago in the United States, during the […]

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Family Matters: A Double Standard for Male and Female Politicians

Family Matters: A Double Standard for Male and Female Politicians

  Representative Paul Ryan, reluctant candidate for Speaker of the House, recently made headlines by issuing a list of conditions for his fellow House Republicans to meet before he will accept the job.   Surprisingly, one of his requirements is their assurance that he will not have to sacrifice time with his family if he takes the gig.   He’s not the […]

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Sex, Gender, And The Familiar Fight Over Religious Exemptions

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by Nina Martin ProPublica, March 12, 2014, 2:36 p.m. As conservatives grapple with the reality of gay marriage and the Supreme Court weighs whether companies should be forced to offer birth control to employees, it’s very clear: The conflict between religious freedom and gender/sexual equality has become “the most important civil rights issue of this time.” So says Professor Katherine […]

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