In two weeks, the U.S. Senate will vote on a bill to raise the minimum wage. This would shrink the gender wage gap by nearly five percent. So where is the multimillionaire author of the self-professed feminist manifesto?
It appears there is no quicker or easier way to get yourself showered with media attention than to say something mean and disempowering to women -- bonus points if the women are single.
I learned early on that sexiness is next to godliness. Eastern European women have turned preening into something of an Olympic sport, though the women in my family are, by and large, low-maintenance. Still, the emphasis on beauty was profound.
Because women don't look, sound, or act like the alpha male, or because they lack senior-level support, women's ideas and innovations hit a chokepoint.
Ever feel as though you always find yourself in situations with the slightly shady? Take off the rose-colored glasses and pay attention to these bright red flags.
It is too easy to forget that, through collaboration and community, opportunities perpetuate and become all-encompassing -- connecting people and bettering the world through new understandings of what justice, unity, equality, and success really mean.
"Schools are still being closed to girls today. They throw acid on girls, poison the water containers in girls' schools, and distribute clandestine newsletters mobilizing against families of the students and teachers. These are all indirect ways of closing the schools to girls."
At a time when country boundaries are hardening, creating challenges for multilateral and civil society organizations to fulfill their missions, there is good news. The private sector is growing in consciousness as it goes global in a shrinking world.
Each brush with an online dating site, whether for real or for research, felt like a brush with a comb vigorously teasing my hair the wrong way. Nails on a chalkboard. Every last thing about it either repelled me or felt impossible.
With only 5 percent of the world's population, the United States has 25 percent of the world's incarcerated persons. As members of a society that has the highest rate of incarceration, it is our moral and ethical duty to question the treatment of individuals behind prison walls.
If we ban bossy, we would also have to ban all the other words that are used to keep strong women down (ballsy, shrill, pushy). The real issue is not the word itself, but the negative ideas about assertive women that lead people to use it as a put-down.
As a young, professional, 20-something who has spent my adult years focused on my own career goals while fumbling parts of my personal and professional life along the way, one thing I've learned is that at some point women, and particularly career oriented women, need to be very honest about what they want both in their professional and personal lives.
Now if only there were about three hundred more 300's. Maybe not in blood and gore but movies with kick-ass women from ancient Persia and Greece. Then, more people would surely get what has so captivated me about Amytis, Cassandane, and Atossa. Um... who, you ask?
There is more to a female leader than a loud (perceivably bossy) voice. There's real depth, experience and intuition.
"The terrible events that women suffer every day in Afghanistan demonstrate that women do not enjoy their human rights in this society."
How many ideas, then, that could be relevant -- even revolutionary -- to half the world's population are being stymied because women can't access the resources to grow and scale their startups?