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Equal Pay Day: Don’t Celebrate, Organize!

Equal Pay Day: Don’t Celebrate, Organize!

| April 11, 2016

On the day that draws attention to the gender wage gap, the author, a leading expert on workers' rights, calls for a "movement for women's economic freedom." More »

Tags: Economy
The Long Road to Justice for Pakistan’s Acid Attack Survivors

The Long Road to Justice for Pakistan’s Acid Attack Survivors

| April 7, 2016

Five years after Pakistan passed a law to punish acid attacks, the violence continues even as more survivors seek justice. More »

Anti-LGBT Laws Target Rights as “Political Correctness”

Anti-LGBT Laws Target Rights as “Political Correctness”

| April 4, 2016

The new North Carolina law is just the latest in a wave of backlash legislation targeting LGBT equality. More »

Tags: Politics, LGBT
“Switched at Birth” Breaks the Mold in Depiction of Deaf Characters

“Switched at Birth” Breaks the Mold in Depiction of Deaf Characters

| March 29, 2016

The TV show, which is about to begin its last season, has been a very surprising source for authentic portrayals of people with disabilities. More »

Women’s Incarceration: Frequent Starting Point Is Childhood Abuse

Women’s Incarceration: Frequent Starting Point Is Childhood Abuse

| March 22, 2016

The number of women in prison has been increasing at nearly double the rate of men. Advocates—including formerly incarcerated women—are taking a closer look at the reasons, and what can be done to stem the tide. More »

In the Wake of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: A Greatest Generation of Women?

In the Wake of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: A Greatest Generation of Women?

| March 16, 2016

In honor of Women's History Month, the author, the president of the New-York Historical Society, urges us to remember a remarkable generation of reformers who worked to change conditions for working women. More »

The Lawyer Who Argued the Landmark Casey Decision Weighs In on the Texas Abortion Case

The Lawyer Who Argued the Landmark Casey Decision Weighs In on the Texas Abortion Case

| March 9, 2016

Kathryn Kolbert offers her first-hand analysis of last week's arguments before the Supreme Court on Texas abortion restrictions. More »

For Women, a Steep Price for Exercising Free Speech

For Women, a Steep Price for Exercising Free Speech

| March 1, 2016

A teen religious dissenter, forced to flee her country, now speaks out against religious fundamentalism. More »

WMC Releases 10-Year Review of Oscar Nominations & Gender

| February 18, 2016

Over the past decade, women account for just 19 percent of all non-acting Oscar nominations, according to a Women’s Media Center analysis. From 2006 to 2015, women have received 327 nominations in behind-the-scenes roles that include producers, writers, directors, and cinematographers, compared to 1,387 men. More »

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Pregnant Women and Drug Use: Media Reinforces Stigma and Stereotypes

Pregnant Women and Drug Use: Media Reinforces Stigma and Stereotypes

| February 10, 2016

Sensationalist news coverage of pregnant women’s use of opioids is fueling calls for more punitive drug policies and an erosion of reproductive rights. More »

Tags: Health, Media