Archive for the ‘women’ Category

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Motherhood

November 6, 2017

Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, she spent much of her legal career advocating for women’s rights. In this interview with Ryan Park she describes attending law school in the 1950s with a 14-month-old baby at home, and how some of her career success is due to her husband’s flexibility and the experience of being a mother. Video animated and directed by Jackie Lay.

More:

“What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Taught Me About Being a Stay-at-Home Dad,” Ryan Park, The Atlantic

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100 Years

March 9, 2017

A century of women’s health care at Planned Parenthood, described by Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Amy Schumer, Tessa Thompson, Meryl Streep, and friends.

Related:

“How Defunding Planned Parenthood Could Affect Health Care,” Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux FiveThirtyEight

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The International State Of Women’s Rights: An Onion Report

January 6, 2017

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Gender Pay Gap To Be Closed in Only 170 Years

November 1, 2016

Gender Pay Gap To Be Closed in Only 170 Years

Women are expected to earn as much as men as early as January 2196, reports the World Economic Forum. WEF is the organization behind that annual gathering of radical populists at Davos.

The global gender pay gap has widened since 2015, when it was expected to close in 118 years. The United States has fallen in the rankings in the past year, from 23rd to 45th place in gender wage equality.

Download the report here.

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ORANGE ALERT: Have You Seen This Man?

October 10, 2016

ORANGE ALERT: Have You Seen This Man?
ORANGE ALERT: STALKER SIGHTING
Self-professed sexual predator; known creep.

Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 250 pounds (claims 236)
Complexion: Tangerine (Pantone 15-1247)
Hair: FD&C Yellow 5
Eyes: Squinty

Last Seen: Lurking menacingly behind a woman on the Washington University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. Known to be a frequent flyer; could be anywhere. Stay alert.

IF SIGHTED: Do not approach. Call police Special Victims Unit or Senator Elizabeth Warren.

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Women: Stuck in Traffic

September 30, 2016

Women: Stuck in Traffic

The highway is a gendered place, and women pay the biggest price for road congestion.

“Traffic increased a great deal when women moved into the labor force. But this is not exactly what accounts for the gender gap. In the 1950s, car trips that were work-related accounted for about 40 percent of all car use. Today that number is less than 16 percent. The vast majority of car trips are made for various errands: taking children to school, picking up groceries, eating out, going to or from daycare, shopping, and more shopping. And it’s women who are making most of these trips. It’s a less acknowledged portion of the ‘second shift,’ which typically highlights women’s disproportionate contribution to the division of labor inside the household even when they are working outside of the household as well.”

— “Contrary to Stereotypes, Women Lose More Time in Traffic Than Men,” Tristan Bridges, Pacific Standard

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Heels

September 10, 2016

Heels

Women’s shoes, 1900 — 1980, from Cicely Hansen, via Mode:

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The Gender Wage Gap

September 9, 2016

The Gender Wage Gap

“Women earn 79 cents for every dollar a man makes.”  Factually correct, but that doesn’t reflect the complexity of the problem. Sarah Kliff explains:

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Harriet Tubman: On the Money

April 21, 2016

Harriet Tubman: On thr Money

American hero Harriet Tubman will replace the genocidal, slave-owning killer Andrew Jackson on the face of the US 20 dollar bill sometime after 2020.

$20 dollars was the monthly pension Harriet Tubman received from the government as a war widow and for her own service in the Civil War. And the pension wasn’t awarded until 1899.

More:

“The $20 Bill Honors Harriet Tubman In A Relevant Way You Might Not Know About,” Amée LaTour, Bustle

“How Harriet Tubman’s military service added up to $20 — a month,” Kevin Lilley, Army Times

“Harriet Tubman once staged a sit-in to get $20. The Treasury just gave her all of them.” Dara Lind, Vox

Related:

“Here’s the nerdiest reason for cheering Andrew Jackson’s removal from the $20 bill,” Jeff Spross, The Week

“A Short History of Harriet Tubman in American Pop Culture,” Francie Diep, Medium

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New Body Shapes for Barbie

February 16, 2016

New Body Shapes for Barbie

The multinational Mattel corporation has announced three new body shapes for its Barbie doll. Soon petite, tall, and curvy dolls will join the anatomically non viable classic Barbies scattered across the floors of girls around the globe. Given the “fashionista” variations in skin tones and hair texture, there will now be 33 types of Barbies, as varied as the young women playing with them.

But what about Hijab Barbie? And Lego just issued a minfigure in a wheelchair. Just sayin’.

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