New UN Secretary-General Looks for More Women in Top Jobs - Text + Audio - 4 January 2017
"Women’s rights activists were hoping 2016 would be the year when the United Nations elected its first woman secretary-general.
But when U.N. members voted in October, they chose Antonio Guterres, former president of Portugal.
He is the U.N.’s 9th secretary-general, and, like all the others, a man."
Women work 39 days a year more than men, report says - 26 October 2016
"according to the World Economic Forum."
City of Women - 11 October 2016
"“It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” is a song James Brown recorded in a New York City studio in 1966, and, whether you like it or not, you can make the case that he’s right...
The biggest statue in the city is a woman, who welcomes everyone and is no one: the Statue of Liberty...
there are only five statues of named women in New York City: Joan of Arc, Golda Meir, Gertrude Stein, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Harriet Tubman..."
Police in England and Wales consider making misogyny a hate crime - 10 September 2016
"Nottingham police experiment draws national interest after force launched more than 20 investigations in July and August."
Mary Wollstonecraft: 'Britain's first feminist' - interactive timeline
Six ways to tackle the gender pay gap - Article + Photos - 23 August 2016
"Women in the UK who return to work after having a baby continue to earn less than men for many years afterwards, according to a new report.
Part-time working, missed promotions and less experience are all contributing to what is being branded a "mummy tax"."
Women in UK still far adrift on salary and promotion as gender pay gap remains a gulf - 23 August 2016
"IFS (The Institute for Fiscal Studies) research shows average difference in pay is 18% and widens markedly after women have children."
Barack Obama’s letter on feminism is powerful stuff - 5 August 2016
"Barack Obama has penned an open letter on feminism and why men need to fight for gender equality too.
This isn't the first time that the President has declared himself a feminist, but his letter explains why and what men and women need to do next."
Read the letter.
Masculinity in America v the UK: which country has the manliest men? - 31 May 2016
"A survey has found 42% of US men rated themselves as ‘completely masculine’ as against 28% in the UK.
But does anyone know what ‘masculine’ means today?"
- A movie star and a maths expert fight for equal pay - 19 May 2016
"House of Cards star Robin Wright has revealed she demanded the same pay as her co-star Kevin Spacey - but what does fighting for equal wages look like for women who are not movie stars?"
- Ovarian Psycos: A bicycle crew that rides for feminism - Article + Video - 18 March 2016
"These women wear bandannas emblazoned with Fallopian tubes and are taking to the streets to protest domestic violence and promote female empowerment, reports Christian Blauvelt."
'Women are just better at this stuff': is emotional labor feminism's next frontier? - 8 November 2015
"From remembering birthdays to offering service with a smile, life has a layer of daily responsibility that is hardly discussed
– one which falls disproportionately on women. Finally confronting it could be a revolutionary step."
"Women at work: only recently has emotional labor slowly started to re-emerge in popular culture."
Women-only frustration venting store opens in Shenyang
"Breaking things to vent frustration is a normal phenomenon when people get upset, but usually such behavior would be stopped by others.
Recently, a Shenyang shopping mall opened a special store for people to break all kinds of things to relieve pressure and bad mood for a minute in Shenyang. But beware! It's for women only!"
- What is Women's Equality Day ? - August 26 - UPDATED
"The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote..."
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY :
- International Women's Day (IWD), "originally called International Working Women's Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements."
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE
AGAINST WOMEN :
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE :