Posted by: Emma Pacchiana
on Dec 11, 2013
Geena Davis has been increasing awareness on Hollywood sexism for over ten years with her foundation, the Institute on Gender in Media. The research-based institute has commissioned the largest body of information on gender in film and television ever gathered. And recently she took to the Hollywood Reporter's Women In Entertainment Power 100 issue with a guest column on the ways the film industry can improve itself and the world ... Read More
Posted by: Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein
on Sep 24, 2013
Geena Davis is pretty much my hero, and we were thrilled to spot her hanging out around our BUST Craftacular space at Maker Faire this weekend. The actress has a long history of debunking female stereotypes in her films. In A League of Their Own she became a female athlete who made history; in Beetlejuice, she portrayed a warm, loving lady ghost who saved a teenage girl from being forced into a marriage with a demonic spirit. From her ... Read More
Posted by: Melanie Mignucci
on Aug 29, 2013
What’s that, world? Women’s Equality Day was this Monday, and the Equal Rights Amendment still hasn’t passed? And pay discrimination is still legal? Huh, that's weird!
These Disney princesses know what’s up with the gender gap, and sing about it in this awesome video:
Watch out for gems like Ariel’s line, “It’s time to be paid for more than what’s in between our legs!” #tootrue
This ... Read More
Posted by: Melanie Mignucci
on Aug 01, 2013
Ha ha, here’s something horrible from the state of Florida, ha.
Salon a while back posted about a Florida man, Lazaro Sopena, who attempted to change his last name to his wife’s, in a neat-o reversal of gender norms. Cool! Sweet! Awesome! His wife, Hanh Dinh, is of Vietnamese heritage, and Sopena decided to honor her culture rather than keep his own last name, to which he has “no particular emotional ties,” he told ... Read More
Posted by: Katharine Ernst
on Jul 23, 2013
I'm more than a little skeptical about a new study that asserts that the birth of a daughter and growing up with female siblings makes men more generous with their money. I can see how growing up with siblings in general makes people, not just men, generous because they’ll be more inclined to share, but I don’t buy that all female children are more nurturing and soften all men in the household in general. And what happens ... Read More
Posted by: Kari Belsheim
on Feb 05, 2013
In another idiotic article by Fox News, Suzanne Venker continues to argue that feminism is a scary, evil monster destroying the American familial institution and all the happiness in the world. Discussing feminism’s role in the destruction of pre-1970s perfect marriages, she says, “Feminism didn’t result in equality between the sexes—it resulted in mass confusion. Today, men and women have no idea who’s ... Read More
Posted by: Brittany Houlihan
on Dec 17, 2012
In the past couple of years, the number of Americans who support same-sex marriage finally surpassed the number of those who oppose it. Data was compiled by Pew Research Center. The numbers show that in 1996, 65% opposed it, while only 26% endorsed it. New data collected this past October shows that 49% are actually in favor of it, and 40% oppose it (which is down 4 % from this past July).
Still, those numbers widely vary ... Read More
Posted by: Diana Denza
on Jun 19, 2012
We’ve already learned that it’s pretty tough to be a woman in Michigan these days. But it turns out that vaginas aren’t the only thing that makes state lawmakers clutch their Bibles at night.
Last week, Michigan legislators were hard at work passing House Bill 5040, also known as “First Do Harm”. The bill would excuse religious students in the state from providing psychological services to those who ... Read More
If you've ever caught the tiny voice in the back of your head thinking to yourself that the 33 cent pay gap between women and men really isn’t all that big, first of all: you are the worst, and second of all: let’s see if you’re singing a different tune when you see all the cool things you could afford when those cents add up. The Center for American Progress plugged in the numbers and found some interesting ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Christina
on Jun 05, 2012
Now that you've watched Barack Obama get down with the music stylings of Carly Rae Jepsen, it's time to get back down to serious political business. Or not so serious, depending on how much you believe the democratic party's attempt to pass a bill in the senate that would help close the wage gap between men and women in the US.
The paycheck bill would ban companies from responding against any workers who inquire about pay ... Read More