August 13, 2020, is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. Black women must work more than eight extra months to be compensated the same amount as their white male counterparts.
If you are wondering how you can support vulnerable women and girls during this pandemic, here is one simple and meaningful action: fill out your census form. Make sure our communities receive the support they urgently need.
Late last month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals brought us one step closer to dismantling our national family planning program: Title X. The proposed regulations also take aim at women’s health by “gagging,” or prohibiting, any provider receiving Title X funds from providing or even referring patients for abortion services. Every judge to rule in favor of unblocking the rule was appointed by a Republican.
Educational institutions have a responsibility to provide safe, equitable spaces where all students can learn and thrive on equal terms. The ruling in Gruver vs. LSU affirms that schools cannot shirk this duty.
Female athletes are still battling for pay equality. But amidst today’s cries for #EqualPay, here’s how we won the battle for female representation in sports. We look back at the progress female athletes made, thanks to Title IX and the lessons we can learn to use in the current fight for equal pay.