Posts Tagged ‘women’

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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Nasty Woman Is Winning Bigly

October 21, 2016

Nasty Woman is Winning Bigly

“Nasty woman.” — Donald J. Trump, October 19, 2016, Las Vegas

That was the most coherent statement made by the Republican presidential candidate at Wednesday’s pseudo-debate, the last such spectacle before Election Day ( vote on November 8th for Clinton, November 28th for Trump).

Within an hour of Mr. Trump’s comment, a quarter of a million tweets mentioned it, as women everywhere embraced “nasty woman” as a rallying cry for Clinton. Bigly.

More:

“‘Nasty woman is probably the coolest thing Hillary has ever been called,'” Fred Barbash, Washington Post

“’Nasty woman’ becomes the feminist rallying cry Hillary Clinton was waiting for,” Liz Plank, Vox

“‘Nasty woman’: Trump’s insult unites women across social media,” Martha Ross, Mercury News

“For Trump, the Election Is Rigged If a ‘Nasty Woman’ Can Win,” Amy Davidson, The New Yorker

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Trump Grabs GOP By the Short Hairs

October 11, 2016

Trump Grabs GOP By the Short Hairs
Last weekend, serial adulterer and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump grabbed the Republican Party by the pussy after a videotape of him boasting about sexually assaulting women became public. Republican candidates for other offices had accepted Mr. Trump’s repeated racist and xenophobic statements, but they divorced The Donald when they saw him say “pussy” on television. In the spirit of statesmanship, Mr. Trump has promised those fellow Republicans that he will rain down hell on them.

During Sunday’s Town Hall Talk-a-thon, Donald Trump had a simple explanation for why his treatment of women doesn’t disprove his fitness for office: Bill Clinton screwed around even more.

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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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Miss Todd

May 21, 2016

Miss Todd,”  an award-winning stop-motion musical animation about E. Lilian Todd, the first woman in the world to build and design an airplane. Directed by Kristina Yee.

Writers Kristina Yee and Frances Poletti have used stills from the film to produce a children’s book.

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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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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

April 10, 2016

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” was written from a male point of view by Robert Hazard, who recorded this demo in 1979. Cindy Lauper transformed the song into a good-time feminist anthem in 1983:

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