How Street Harassment Affects Women Bike Messengers

How Street Harassment Affects Women Bike Messengers

December 1, 2016 by

As we know, street harassment is a reality many women have to deal with everyday. In fact, sixty-five percent of women have reported being targeted by street harassment during their lives, and forty-one percent have been victim to physical harassment, including groping and flashing. And while some people think this type of ... [Read More]

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As Girls They Were Told They Couldn’t And Shouldn’t, As Women They Defied And Did

November 15, 2016 by

Inspired by a recent NY Times poll - "Because I was a girl, I was told..." - that asked women readers to share "their own vividly recalled gender barriers", we turned to own community to take this important discussion one step further. We asked, "How did you defy, soar, innovate, and achieve, despite being told you could not/should not do something because ... [Read More]

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“Dear Sirs”… Attorney Takes On Firm’s Archaic Use Of Male-Centric Language, Inspires Change Toward Gender Equality

October 20, 2016 by

Megan Castellano, a capital markets attorney based in London, recently proposed and led an initiative to ban the use of “Dear Sirs” in all communications and legal documents globally across Freshfields, the first of Britain’s top legal firms ... [Read More]

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Chelsea Handler Dinner Party Guests Dish On Sexism And Pay Inequity In Hollywood

October 19, 2016 by

Chelsea Handler hosts another one of her dinner parties with actresses Hilary Swank and Connie Britton, director Ava DuVernay and Miss USA Deshauna Barber, who speak candidly about the overall landscape of how women are treated and Hollywood’s gender pay gap. ... [Read More]

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#FightPinkTax: Women Pay Almost $2,000 Per Year More Than Men Pay For Comparable Services And Products

October 7, 2016 by

"We fight tirelessly to close the wage gap, but what about the price gap?" This is the question our friends over at GIRLTALK HQ have taken on in their new campaign for price parity and to get the Pink Tax banned in Canada. According to a recent study conducted by Toronto-based ParseHub, ... [Read More]

John Greathouse’s Article Exposes The Sexist Underbelly Still Present in Tech

October 4, 2016 by

If you follow the Wall Street Journal or tech media like I do, you may have seen yesterday’s deplorable article by John Greathouse, advising women in tech to use only their initials in order to get ahead in the tech world. The idea that in order for women to succeed in tech, ... [Read More]

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Emma Watson Debuts “Hurdles” A Short Film About The Fight For Gender Equality

September 26, 2016 by

This past Saturday, actor & UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson debuted Hurdles, a new “small film” about the fight for gender equality. Set to Sia's hit "Chandelier," the video features footage from the women's Olympic hurdles final from the 1964 Tokyo games. ... [Read More]

Kristen Bell Stars In Spoof Video To Highlight Women’s Inequality In The Workplace

Kristen Bell Stars In Spoof Video To Highlight Women’s Inequality In The Workplace

September 15, 2016 by

“Why outsource all your production to far away countries like India, China and Narnia when we have the cheapest and best workforce right here in the good ole’ US of A: Women.” - Kristen Bell, Pinksourcing Pitchwoman In this premiere episode of Celebs Have Issues from HuffPost Originals, a video series that aims to put serious causes in the spotlight, “using wit and laughter ... [Read More]

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