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The Role Gender Played In The Presidential Election

Women voted against Donald Trump by one of the most significant gender gap margins in history, but their support for Hillary Clinton was tinged with ambivalence.

November 14, 2016

The French Have A Right To Ban The Burkini

The issue in France is political, not fashion aesthetics. Many worry that their large Muslim population is not assimilating into the predominant culture. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called the burkini an emblem of “a counter-society” based on “the enslavement of women.”

August 23, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka (R) listens during a news conference at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Ivanka Trump: The Feminist Façade Of Donald’s Campaign

As with most facts, Donald Trump likes to believe that his awful polling numbers with women don’t exist. In his mind, women — whether female contestants on The Apprentice or ceiling-shattering construction workers — love him. Ivanka helps keep up the illusion.

July 7, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks on a TV broadcasting in the media workspace at U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump's campaign event on the day several states help presidential primaries including California at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York, U.S., June 7 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

On Clinton’s Gender And Obama’s Race, Two Different Rhetorical Styles

Clinton’s declaration that “great things [can] happen in America“ and that her campaign is about “making sure there are no ceilings, no limits on any of us” would be just as relevant eight years ago as it was on Tuesday.

June 9, 2016

Why Do We Make Light Of The Assault On Erin Andrews?

Andrews’ attacker, Michael David Barrett, delivered an explicit, personal threat to women everywhere, but especially to those in the public eye. You exist for my pleasure, your rights to privacy be damned.

March 4, 2016
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Hasbro Should Know Courage Has No Gender

Where’s Rey? That’s the hashtag of a Twitter campaign that has exploded in recent weeks.

January 27, 2016

Endorse This: Blue State, Red State — Blue Toys, Pink Toys?

Watch this news clip on a decision by a private corporation in the free market — or as the Fox hosts call it, “the tyranny of the minority.”

August 11, 2015
target tweet gender neutral toys retailer

Target Says It Will Remove Gender-Based Labeling In Toy Aisles

Gender specifics will remain online, however, because of search terms.

August 10, 2015

Transgender Kids: ‘Exploding’ Numbers Of Children, Parents Seek Clinical Help

Bay Area therapists and physicians are seeing a surge in the number of families seeking advice — and sometimes medical intervention — to help kids whose perceived genders and bodies don’t seem to match.

June 15, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Under The Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over’

The safety net has become a sieve, Caroline Fredrickson writes, in her new book ‘Under The Bus,’ about how workers’ rights continue to elude working women.

May 10, 2015
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Pennsylvania Company Fights Wage Gap By Charging Women What They Earn

Less Than 100, a pop-up shop that charges woman a discount to reflect wage gaps, asks, “What are women worth? What can they afford?”

April 17, 2015
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In Small-Town Iowa, A Mixed Reception As Hillary Kicks Off

Nice and polite as Iowans were toward Hillary Clinton, many of them — even Democrats — aren’t quite ready to commit for 2016.

April 16, 2015

Mikulski Leaves The Senate A Changed Place For Women

Women have made huge strides on Capitol Hill since Barbara Mikulski took office in 1987.

March 16, 2015

Shoshana Roberts And The Catcalls Heard ‘Round The World

It’s time to treat catcalling like the threat it is.

November 5, 2014