Posts tagged "sexism"
Images of pregnant women have become eroticized as they have become more mainstream, says Kelly Oliver in “Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down.” Media attention to pregnant celebrities has also created a new cult of motherhood. Read an excerpt at: http://womensenews.org/story/books/130907/pregnancy-out-the-closet-now-sexualized

Images of pregnant women have become eroticized as they have become more mainstream, says Kelly Oliver in “Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down.” Media attention to pregnant celebrities has also created a new cult of motherhood. Read an excerpt at: http://womensenews.org/story/books/130907/pregnancy-out-the-closet-now-sexualized

“I call on alumni, parents, and students to encourage their schools to consider a truly phenomenal next conference in which the real causes of gender violence are addressed. We need a summit that moves beyond the issue of rape and brainstorms curricula changes that facilitate the kind of social and emotional learning students need to avoid mistakes and regrets that reside at the center of so many preventable acts of sexual assault.
Every student has the right to feel they are an equal and valued member of a college community, regardless of how much money prior generations in their family have contributed, and regardless of how different his or her prior experiences may be to the majority or dominant culture at the school.” - Lisa E. Paige, Ph.D., graduated from Harvard in 1980, and is a founder of the national coalition of alumni/ae working to end on-campus sexual assault.

I call on alumni, parents, and students to encourage their schools to consider a truly phenomenal next conference in which the real causes of gender violence are addressed. We need a summit that moves beyond the issue of rape and brainstorms curricula changes that facilitate the kind of social and emotional learning students need to avoid mistakes and regrets that reside at the center of so many preventable acts of sexual assault.

Every student has the right to feel they are an equal and valued member of a college community, regardless of how much money prior generations in their family have contributed, and regardless of how different his or her prior experiences may be to the majority or dominant culture at the school.” - Lisa E. Paige, Ph.D., graduated from Harvard in 1980, and is a founder of the national coalition of alumni/ae working to end on-campus sexual assault.

Employers can be expected to lowball women on starting pay, says a salary negotiator. That begins a wage gap for the college-educated that widens over time and leaves a woman accumulating a $1 million deficit. 
Read more depressing stats at: http://womensenews.org/story/equal-payfair-wage/140418/female-college-grads-enter-lifetime-wage-gaps

Employers can be expected to lowball women on starting pay, says a salary negotiator. That begins a wage gap for the college-educated that widens over time and leaves a woman accumulating a $1 million deficit

Read more depressing stats at: http://womensenews.org/story/equal-payfair-wage/140418/female-college-grads-enter-lifetime-wage-gaps

bitch-media:

Comics writer Janelle Asselin surveyed 3,600 people about harassment in the comics industry—here’s what she found. 

Read more about the survey at BitchMedia.org.

Cosplay photo credits: Pat Loika, Ryan C, Josh

mediamattersforamerica:

How media treated Justice Sotomayor after she condemned the “extraordinary” nature of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.

The Wall Street Journal downplayed a “rare” and “extreme” Supreme Court order that could make it even more difficult for women to obtain contraceptive coverage in the wake of the Hobby Lobby decision, arguing that Justice Sonia Sotomayor “may come to regret her furious dissent” from the ruling.

(via mediaconsortium)

Japanese officials have been talking sporadically about doing something to improve women’s social status for years. Last year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrote in the Wall Street Journal that he wanted to boost women’s participation in the work force to 73 percent by 2020 and close a wage gap that keeps women earning, on average, 30 percent less.
This sexist heckling incident has spotlighted male authorities’ dismissive attitude towards women and the unmet work-life balance needs of many working women. 

Japanese officials have been talking sporadically about doing something to improve women’s social status for years. Last year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrote in the Wall Street Journal that he wanted to boost women’s participation in the work force to 73 percent by 2020 and close a wage gap that keeps women earning, on average, 30 percent less.

This sexist heckling incident has spotlighted male authorities’ dismissive attitude towards women and the unmet work-life balance needs of many working women. 

Three writers, including Krystie Lee Yandoli one of our amazing former editorial interns, deconstruct the “friend zone” with Daniel Radcliffe. 

Three writers, including Krystie Lee Yandoli one of our amazing former editorial interns, deconstruct the “friend zone” with Daniel Radcliffe

Always sponsored a study that echoes other research in finding that the start of puberty and their first period mark the lowest moments in confidence for girls. Only 19 percent of girls have a positive association toward the phrase “like a girl,” the study finds.

While there are laws in the country to prevent the sale of blood, there are no binding guidelines for such procedures related to assisted reproductive technology. With no monitoring of their impact on the health of women, most clinics just do as they please.
Sudha Sundararamanvice president of the All India Democratic Women’s Association, speaking about the death of Yuma Sherpa

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