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Why Women Leave Tech Companies

Why Women Leave Tech Companies

| May 23, 2017

If tech companies truly want to embrace diversity, they need to reverse a pervasive culture of bias, harassment, exclusion, and bullying, according to a new study. More »

Tags: Economy
Just How Bad for Women Is the American Health Care Act?

Just How Bad for Women Is the American Health Care Act?

| May 16, 2017

Women have benefitted from the Affordable Care Act, and women have a lot to lose if the new Republican health care bill becomes law. More »

Tags: Health
Trump Policies That Hurt Workers May Be New Wedge Issue

Trump Policies That Hurt Workers May Be New Wedge Issue

| May 10, 2017

Trump administration policies are reversing many protections for workers. Could these actions be undermining Trump's support among working-class voters? More »

Religious Leaders Thwart Abortion Rights in Sierra Leone

Religious Leaders Thwart Abortion Rights in Sierra Leone

| May 4, 2017

Last year Sierra Leone seemed on the verge of legalizing abortion for the first time in 150 years. Last-minute intervention by religious leaders derailed the bill, and now the US global gag rule poses an additional obstacle. More »

Oprah Winfrey and the Immortal Reach of Henrietta Lacks

Oprah Winfrey and the Immortal Reach of Henrietta Lacks

| April 25, 2017

The Henrietta Lacks story, featured in a new HBO film co-starring and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, shines light on medical injustices against African Americans. More »

Murders of Trans Women Highlight the Intersection of Racial and Gender-Based Violence

Murders of Trans Women Highlight the Intersection of Racial and Gender-Based Violence

| April 18, 2017

There have been eight reported murders of transgender women in the U.S. in the first three months of this year, and all of the victims were women of color. These crimes highlight some alarming truths about gender-based and racial violence. More »

Muslim Female Athletes Use Voice and Visibility to Break Barriers

Muslim Female Athletes Use Voice and Visibility to Break Barriers

| April 6, 2017

Shirzanan means "female heroes," and it's the name of a group that is elevating the stories of Muslim female athletes while providing a platform for advocacy within the sports world. More »

Visionary Feminist Artist Finding Recognition after 50 Years

Visionary Feminist Artist Finding Recognition after 50 Years

| March 30, 2017

After decades of making art, feminist artist Lynn Hershman Leeson is finally finding her audience in the United States at age 75. More »

Unthinkable: What If Roe Is Overturned?

Unthinkable: What If Roe Is Overturned?

| March 21, 2017

With anti-choice politicians emboldened, and hearings for Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee underway, pro-choice activists are preparing for the worst. More »

Could ReFrame Be a Game-Changer for Women in Hollywood?

Could ReFrame Be a Game-Changer for Women in Hollywood?

| March 17, 2017

A new initiative, led by Hollywood heavy hitters, aims to make real progress in giving a fair shot to women. More »