1. There are many theories from sociologists and economists on why this is happening — some say women often lack the confidence to ask for what they’re worth; others contend that male bosses may be subconsciously sexist and undervalue women. Regardless of the reason, it’s women and their families who feel the greatest loss.
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    "I learned that if you feel you deserve something, speak up for yourself."
     


  2. Why was I so willing to put it all behind me, to think that just because I didn’t experience any residual trauma, that the situation didn’t merit rage, or even a memory? It’s disturbing how easy it is for all women, even feminist writers like myself, to accept a status quo where such incidents are easily forgotten and brushed aside.
    — Too many women have close-call assault stories. Here’s what I learned from mine.
     

  3. Sexist postcards (from 100 years ago)

    Be warned: You will cringe

     


  4. Transgenders are citizens of this country and are entitled to education and all other rights.
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    Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan, India’s Supreme Court

    India’s Supreme Court enshrines the right of every human being to choose their gender

     

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  6. It’s difficult to imagine that editors, curators, or gallery owners are consciously excluding women, but both Gallery Talley and VIDA’s counts show gender discrimination is as present as ever. There is an important discussion to be had about inequality in the culture industry and the industry should welcome it rather than defensively stick their heads in the sand.
     

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  8. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Uganda and Nigeria have launched campaigns to ban homosexuality and throw gays in jail.

    Everything you need to know about Africa’s anti-gay crackdown

     


  9. Sunnie Kahle has short hair. She enjoys wearing sneakers and playing sports. She also “cries when she comes home because she wants to go back to Timberlake Christian [School] with her friends.” 

    8-year-old girl removed from school because she isn’t feminine enough

     

  10. Finally! This middle school solved the problem of hormonal, distracted, adolescent boys.

    JK they just enacted sexist policies that shift the responsibility to the girls.

    Middle school girls banned from wearing leggings so boys can focus on school work

     


  11. But the fact is, there is no Platonic ideal of a feminist. It is near impossible to eschew everything and anything that can be linked to the patriarchy, and even if one could, it would be an identity so radical that it would be nearly impossible to sustain. There is just no perfect way to resist centuries upon centuries of male dominance and occasionally put on lipstick and a pair of heels. Or even have a kid, for that matter. The good news is that past generations of women didn’t have to be perfect feminists to elicit change, and neither do we.
     


  12. Medicare provides penis pumps at a cost of $360 a piece, which has never been debated once. Not once. Never.
     


  13. A volatile mixture of arousal and shame, attraction and disgust may partially explain why the Duke University undergraduate who was recently outed as a porn actress has become the target of vicious verbal abuse online. With 70 percent of men aged 18 to 24 admitting to watching porn, I find it hard to believe that all of those threatening her with violence unambiguously disapprove of her choice of career. More likely, they find it simultaneously alluring and repulsive to think of one of their peers acting in a porn movie — and react by turning their self-loathing outward toward the external source of their discomfort.