Sandra Fluke: It is patently wrong that huge employers pay their employees so little that they must rely on public assistance programs.
Sexism or gender discrimination may stem from the belief that a person of one sex is intrinsically superior to a person of the other. The articles in this category focus primarily on discrimination in employment but may contain pieces on discrimination in lending, housing and other vital areas of life.
Women in Office: At the current rate of progress, it will take nearly 500 years for women to reach fair representation in government.
Cathren Cohen: I actually think that the most compelling and mind-blowing work is in the consciousness raising around discussing women—fully valuing women and the work that we do.
Sexual Aggression: Researchers found that sexually aggressive men are consciously seeking out women who may be easy targets.
Republican War on Women: Just when you thought an overly sexualized America couldn’t get any sillier about sex, Republicans have launched a campaign against the “contraception mandate”
Tina Dupuy: We have a simplistic view of sexual assault: Rape is done by bad people. We don’t like bad people. If we like people, they can’t be bad and therefore can’t really be rapists.
Affirmative Consent: California lawmakers have been focused on policy solutions to address colleges’ inadequate sexual assault policies.
Punishing Women for Their Sexuality — Our societal assumptions about women’s purity and chastity are directly related to rape culture.
Dee Dee Bridgewater: “I remember being very humiliated, to the point that today. Thinking about it makes me want to cry.”
Destroy Abortion Rights: Iowa’s current push to restrict telemedicine could have big consequences for abortion access across the country.
Sandra Fluke for Congress — Fluke’s decision to pursue a seat in Congress bears some similarities to the career of Wendy Davis.
HPV Vaccine — Kahn’s study adds to a growing body of research debunking the myth that HPV vaccination encourages risky sexual behavior.
Preventing Campus Rape — Congress’ push to improve the way the government handles sexual assaults comes on after Obama’s announcement.