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Street Harassment Around The World: What's Your Story?

April 6, 2016 - "Ya amar, ya amar." When I was a teenager, I used to love hearing those words — which mean something like "hey, gorgeous" in Arabic. That feeling didn't last long. [ more ]

Asian American Women are Closing the Gap with White Men, But That’s Not the Point

January 6, 2016 - On Monday, an economist at the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute had something snarky to say about a new government report on the gap between men's and women's earnings. [ more ]

Don’t Tear Down Patricia Arquette for a Well-Intentioned Speech

February 23, 2015 - When Patricia Arquette took the stage to accept her Academy Award last night for Best Supporting Actress in Boyhood, she made a brave political statement and demanded gender equality. "To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else's equal rights," Arquette said... [ more ]

The World’s Craziest Anti-Women Laws

February 16, 2015 - Women’s advocacy group Equality Now calls out 44 governments for their laws against women. Where in the world can a man abduct a woman, marry her, and immediately become impossible to prosecute? That would be Lebanon and Malta. Where can’t a married woman get divorced without her husband’s permission? Try Israel. [ more ]

30 Shocking Domestic Violence Statistics That Remind Us It's An Epidemic

October 23, 2014 - The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766. That's nearly double the amount of casualties lost during war. [ more ]

John Oliver's Jokes Rain Money Down on the Society of Women Engineers

September 24, 2014 - John Oliver is a hero, not just because he's funny, but also: His jokes made money for the Society of Women Engineers. Like, $25,000 in donations in 48 hours kind of money. [ more ]

#WhyIStayed: A Voice For Victims Of Domestic Violence

September 18, 2014 - After recent headlines about domestic violence surrounding the NFL and criticism of victim Janay Rice, wife of NFL star Ray Rice, author Beverly Gooden says she created the hashtag #WhyIStayed to help give a voice to victims of domestic violence who have stayed with their abusers. [ more ]

Meredith Vieira Reveals Why She Stayed in Physically Abusive Relationship

September 17, 2014 - The accomplished reporter and talk show host opened up about the domestic violence she suffered as a young woman. She was inspired to share her story by the #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft Twitter trends that emerged amid the controversy surrounding NFL star Ray Rice. [ more ]

Women, It's Time to Reclaim Our Breasts

September 9, 2014 - Women, so long the focus of male sexual objectification, are keen to recast the standards, significance, and sexist humor about their chests. [ more ]

#WhyIStayed Stories Reveal Why Domestic Violence Survivors Can't 'Just Leave'

September 9, 2014 - "But why would you stay if someone was abusing you?"  That's a distressingly common response to revelations of domestic violence. [ more ]

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