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Equality

These Are the Best and Worst States for Women's Equality

We (unfortunately) don't have to look hard to find evidence of women's inequality in the U.S. Scan the World Economic Forum's ranking of the most gender-equal countries and you’ll see the U.S. Read More »

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22 Inspiring Quotes in Celebration of Women's Equality Day

Women were granted the right to vote exactly 96 years ago on Friday. It's a day to celebrate how far we've come, but even more, it's a day to inspire one another continue the fight for equality. Read More »

Michelle Obama Discusses Discovering Her Independence, Embracing Her Influence, and Shaping the Role of First Lady

As her role as First Lady of the United States winds down, one can only hope Michelle Obama's legacy of being independent, fun, and dedicated to education initiatives will continue on with her predecessor — whether First Lady or F Read More »

YouTube's Haifa Beseisso Is Countering the Misperception of Islam in "Fly with Haifa"

In a profile featured in Women in the World, Zainab Salbi spotlights 25-year-old Haifa Beseisso of YouTube's "Fly with Haifa," a project Read More »

Good News: Apple Says It Has Closed Its Gender Wage Gap in the U.S.

In a new report, Apple has announced it has closed the gender wage gap among its U.S. employees — and pledges to close any remaining gaps worldwide as soon as possible. Read More »

Why Are Straight Women in Tanzania Marrying One Another?

In "Why Straight Women Are Marrying Each Other," published in the August 2016 issue of Marie Claire, Abigail Haworth investigates the link to the rise of same-sex marriage in the Mara region of northern T Read More »

Massachusetts Is the First State to Outlaw This Common Hiring Practice

After Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) signed a bill prohibiting employers from asking prospective employees about their salary history on Monday, Massachusetts officially become the first state to outlaw this common hiring practice. Read More »

This He For She Campaign Wants to #ShiftYourPerspective

A new He For She campaign is making the hashtag #ShiftYourPerspective trend on social media in the hopes of changing how gender informs our soci Read More »

Watch This Powerful Trailer Highlight the Supreme Court Case that Paved the Way for Marriage Equality

Fifty-eight years ago, Mildred and Richard Loving married in Washington, D.C., in a ceremony that, in 1958, was illegal because of the Racial Integrity Act of 1924. The act prohibited inter-racial couples from marrying in fear of mixed offspring diluting Virginia's "whiteness." Read More »

Finally: Emoji Will Get Gender Equality

It's 2016, and we live in a world where a person can use tiny illustrations of eggs, avocados, and champagne to make brunch plans and send Read More »

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