Category: Feminist

These are the 20 Worst-Paying Jobs for Women in the U.S.

The role of women in America’s workplace has changed drastically over the last several decades.  In the late 60’s, women made up about one-third of the country’s workforce, compared to present day where women make up nearly half. Yet on the heels of the 100-year-anniversary of the women’s right to vote, females in this country still do not receive equal pay as men. The current political climate has once again pushed the gender wage gap issue into the spotlight. Recently 24/7 Wall St. conducted a review and identified the top 20 worst paying jobs for women, garnering information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics about...

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How Will You Fight Gender Inequality This Women’s Day?

In 1975 ,the United Nations (UN) designated March 8th as International Women’s Day (IWD) with the aim of raising awareness for women’s empowerment and equality. And today, gender inequality is still a global challenge. Half of the population is still denied equal access to employment opportunities, equal pay, healthcare, education, and political representation. The theme for this year’s IWD is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030. “We want to construct a different world of work for women. As they grow up, girls must be exposed to a broad range of careers, and encouraged to make choices...

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New Sundresses Give Orphans and Underprivileged Girls the Chance to ‘Feel Beautiful’

Orphans from the Philippines and underprivileged girls from Illinois received 50 handmade sundresses from Stitching a Legacy, a nonprofit organization created by McKara Caldwell, a 17-year-old girl from Sherrard, Illinois, in October of last year. With the help of life insurance company Royal Neighbors of America (RNA) and its program Difference Maker Fund (DMF), Caldwell was given a $200 dollar mini-grant to showcase her sundresses in a fashion show and later donated them to the above-mentioned girls. Caldwell and a host of volunteers raced against the clock to create the sundresses to model on the runway. This was done...

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We Can End Genital Mutilation by 2030 – But We Must Act Now

Here in the United States, advocates for women’s rights focus largely on issues such as equal pay and reproductive justice. Outside of the U.S however, lies an alarming health and safety concern for women and young girls. Female Genital Mutilation 200 million women and girls walking the world today are victims of female genital mutilation, or FGM. As defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), FGM consists of any procedure that injures the female genital organs without medical reason. While this idea may seem foreign to some, it is an all-too-common practice in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. In...

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Beastie Boy ‘Ad-Rock’ is Selling Vegan Shoes to benefit Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood just celebrated its 100th year.  During that time, they have established themselves as a trusted healthcare provider, a go-to resource for information/answers and a constant and strong advocate for women. Many celebrities have supported the organization’s profound efforts, and if he wasn’t on that list before, Adam Horovitz (better known as Ad-Rock from the Beastie Boys) can now be added. Ad-Rock has teamed up with a cruelty-free shoe business to design a warm shoe with a big purpose. “Winter’s cold and I couldn’t find a warm sneaker to walk around in,” Horovitz said in a statement. “Given...

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Shocking Report: A Child Bride is Married Every 7 Seconds

According to a new report from Save the Children, the United Nations has plenty of work to do to meet the goal set earlier this year to end child marriage by 2030. The report, which reveals the vast extent of the child bride epidemic across the globe, claims that one girl under the age of 15 is married every 7 seconds. In fact, girls as young as 10 are getting married in countries like Afghanistan, Yemen, India, and Somalia. “If current trends continue, the number of women who married in childhood will grow from more than 700 million today to around 950...

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New Report Reveals the Struggle of Young Women in Today’s Workforce

In their ongoing effort to support career goals of young women in the U.S., the 1,000 Dreams Fund released a survey this week of 1,050 women between the ages of 18 and 35. The results show that more than 30% of Gen Z and Millennial American women want to be entrepreneurs; however, 32% say they will still need to keep their current job for 5 years to pay off those hefty student loans.  In the age of startups, the idea of women entrepreneurs might sound like a positive, diversifying move in the workplace. And since 77% of young women thought being too young...

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