The practice of using feminine pronouns (often in a sexually suggestive way) to refer to things such as tools, cars, and even boats is fairly common—so common that many people do not stop to question what they are actually saying, which is that women are objects. This underlying message in our language is reflective of how our society treats women.
Through the journey of two young women we can learn more about this largely invisible issue, how programs like the Covenant House empower youth to take control of their lives, and how we—those of us more fortunate—can help.
The study released last week by the Williams Institute also says that wedding spending generated an estimated $52 million in tax revenue.
At a wage board meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, an Iraq war veteran and KFC employee explains how though he takes great pride in his work, he can’t make enough money to take care of his family at his current hourly wage. “We want $15 [an hour], we need $15, we deserve $15,” Derrell Odom says.
While Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has implemented policy changes to avoid detaining asylum seekers for long periods of time, immigrant rights advocates are raising concerns about their methods and the “false choices” the government has forced itself into.
The authors of the report say that expediting their release is a “critical part of reducing mass incarceration, and of creating a more fair, just and humane justice system.”
In this video from writer and producer Issa Rae, these enterprising youngsters learn the harsh truth about pay inequality in the workplace, in terms of both gender and race, when they all make lemonade to sell but are paid different amounts for equal work. “Stop being polite,” about conversations concerning pay, and “start asking questions,” the video implores.
Researchers compared incarceration rates for women in each U.S. state with the equivalent rates for women around the world, and ranked women’s incarceration globally, treating each U.S. state as if it were an independent country. The results are striking.
A coalition of organizations on Wednesday launched what the Transgender Law Center is calling a “new immigrant leadership initiative” that seeks to build leadership and capacity within transgender immigrant communities.
In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance and Transgender Awareness Week, three transgender women based in New York City talk with GLAAD about their struggles with discrimination, and remember those who have lost their lives due to hate violence. [via GLAAD]