Forty-eight years ago today, Congress passed the Equal Pay Act of 1963, making it illegal to pay a woman less than a man for the same work. In those days, women were paid, on average, 59 cents to a man’s dollar. Since then, countless women have had their day in court. From Thelma Bowe to [...]
This was always one of my favorite link compilations, so I’m glad that Feministing.com has brought back the Weekly Feminist Reader. Now how can we make sure there are enough articles from and about girls??
The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders is honoring some pretty impressive women at their annual meeting. They call the awards Women of Distinction and use the recognition to “pay tribute to women leaders who have made extraordinary contributions in their professions or their communities. The award winners are leaders in their fields, innovators [...]
I came across a really good explanation for the difference between sex and gender, which are often difficult for non-activists to parse. According to the World Health Organization: What do we mean by “sex” and “gender”? Sometimes it is hard to understand exactly what is meant by the term “gender”, and how it differs from [...]
The Global Campaign for Education, U.S. (GCE-US) today applauded U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for her remarks at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) launch of the Global Partnership for Girls’ and Women’s Education. Clinton, who delivered the keynote speech in Paris, noted the importance of investing in global education [...]