Coordination between government and civil society can take strides towards remedying this immense problem. True collaboration between these sectors is imperative to stop violence against women, and in the United States, it has led to a significant decrease in the rates of domestic violence and gender-based violence.
Notice the irony of Trump benefitting from the politics of resentment. Billionaires like Trump make off with too much of the nation's income and wealth, at the expense of ordinary working stiffs. And then Trump puts on his politician's hat and cashes in on the resentment. And here's where it gets really tricky. Some of the ultra-P.C. stuff is silly and makes it easier for the right to lampoon liberals. The broader challenge here is that many of the causes that Trump and company put down as P.C. are legitimate and overdue. How long will it take before cops who brutalize black citizens are brought to justice? Do we really want to evict 12 million law abiding immigrants, many of whom were brought here as kids? But when the local working class is getting clobbered economically, it's easier to play off the races against each other.
Well we did it. Made it through another year. When it comes to women, we've had some good news, and some bad news, with a little weird news thrown in.
I have this to say to you: Stop it, you stupid, ignorant young idiots.
When I began looking back over the myriad events involving gender equality -- victories and losses -- in 2015, I wondered how our relationship measured up under Sara's own feminist ideal.
35 years ago, courts were just starting to rule that sexual harassment was against the law; women earned only 60 cents for every dollar earned by men, and paid maternity leave was not even a pipe dream. At box offices across the country, the film 9 to 5 received both critical and commercial success.
The persistent barriers to equality and economic security faced by women and girls are numerous and they are urgent. We will stand with advocates, legislators, businesses, and community members to address them in 2016. Let's gain inspiration from the 2015 wins!
Nearly 60 percent of respondents said their history education focused more on the contributions and accomplishments of men than women, and previous research has demonstrated that only 15 percent of figures in history textbooks are women.
I could write a long thoughtful essay on Hijab. How it is terribly confining and suffocating when forced but liberating when chosen. I could tell you how it is more a folk custom than a religious imposition in some parts of the world, kind of like the Sari or the headdress for Arab men or hats for cowboys.
What a momentous event for the US Army and for women. The Army promoted Brigadier General Diana Holland to Commandant of the Army Corp of Cadets at We...
I am reminded I am a woman when I have to decide whether or not to leave my hair down and potentially be harassed for it, or stuff it under a hat. Not that it matters; I'll get harassed anyway, but if my hair is up, it gives me the chance to find another part of my body to blame.
While most sex worker organizations were taking a solemn approach to December 17th, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, Singapore's...
Why aren't women who walk into a clinic for an abortion, greeted with by beautiful flowers and happy pictures and a plethora of tasty beverages?
When I say I'm an educated, independent and ambitious Muslim-American woman, I mean it. As a child of war, I learned at a very young age what it means to be a female in this world. After 9/11, I also learned what it means to be a Muslim-American in this world.
The business world remains tense about sex roles and conventions, even as rules and etiquette keep evolving. Confusion continues to reign. Men still c...
On December 17th, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers [APNSW] released a video series h...