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Equality

The 'Rosa Parks of Saudi Arabia' Wants to End Racism and Sexism in the Best Way

Ever since the event for Saudi's National Day was held in 2013, Nawal al-Hawsawi — or the "Rosa Parks" of Saudi Arabia — has fought for equality for people across every gender, race, and background, despite death threat Read More »

The United State of Women: Follow MAKERS' Live Social Coverage of the Summit

MAKERS is excited to be attending the United State of Women summit in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Read More »

How Broadway Breaks Down the Racial Barriers That Hollywood Hasn't

This year on Broadway, a group of black women fought the odds and had their voices heard and stories told on some of the most famous stages in the country. Which is frustrating, because we are talking about America in the year 2016. Read More »

First-Ever Girls' Baseball Team to Compete in 2016 MLB All-Star Classic

Making strides toward gender inclusion in sports, Major League Baseball (MLB) is set to announce the Pawtucket Slaterettes as the first-ever all-girls baseball team to compete in the 2016 MLB All-Star Youth Classic. Read More »

How Does Equal Pay Day Affect You?

By Caroline Ghosn Equal Pay Day is a day that affects every single one of us. Read More »

Exclusive Sneak Peek: New Women's Drama "Suffragette"

Get an exclusive sneak peek at the powerful new drama about women and their fight for equality in early 20th-century Britain. Read More »

Pope Francis Shows Support for Equal Pay

While addressing a crowd Wednesday at St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis expressed his thoughts towards equal pay for men and women, reports TIME. “Why is it expected that women must earn less than men?” he said, “No! Read More »

This “Hunger Games” Star Perfectly Explains Cultural Appropriation

16-year-old Amandla Stenberg played Rue in “Hunger Games,” but her career as an actor and activist is just getting started. The evidence is on her Tumblr, where she posted a video she and a classmate made for their history class. Read More »

Love Has No Labels: These Skeletons Kiss, Dance, and Defeat Stereotypes

On Valentine’s Day in LA, a confused crowd gathered in front of a stage where theatre-sized x-ray screen showed two skeletons kissing. Then the skeleton people walked around the side of the screen, revealing that they were two women. “Love has no gender,” the screen read behind them. Read More »

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