A new billboard in Times Square demands that the New York Police Department (NYPD) be held accountable for instances of brutality, and for $300 million worth of lawsuits paid by taxpayers over the past five years. The sign is positioned across from the NYPD station, where officers can see the video directly.
As we gear up for an election cycle already plagued with mistruths, PEN America offers some tips on how to engage with friends and family who share misinformation online.
“Her work for gender equality will live forever,” said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority.
“It is time to hear what the voters have to say. Any efforts to pack the Supreme Court and ignore the will of the American people will be extremely costly to the GOP,” said Kathy Spillar, executive director of the Feminist Majority.
Like you, late on Friday, we heard the terrible news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a true champion for justice and equality—had died.
Let us let her words guide us as we head into this election season.
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: More women have filed to run for office than ever before; the gender balance rules used by the Republican and Democratic parties; what can business leaders do to promote gender equality?; the impact of gender quota rules in Nepal, Colombia and Rwanda; women have become the fastest-growing incarcerated population; a bot helps register new voters; and more.
For The Weekly Pulse, we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to bring you this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness.
In this edition: Pandemic updates as Trump’s unseemly politicking continues, what you should know about wildfires and the air, the repro rundown, and glimmer of hope with pandemic positivity.
Gaining a seat on the UNCSW is one of many achievements that Afghan women have made during the last two decades. Despite the threats, harassment, and attacks, Afghan women have made progress, from participating in presidential and provincial elections to winning a seat in parliament.
There are some worrisome trends in play when it comes to the representation of women, and particularly women of color, among the newest class of corporate America.
And these disturbing trends pose more than an abstract threat to the moral rectitude of advancing the equality of the sexes: A lack of gender and racial diversity at the top tier has demonstrable negative impacts on a company’s bottom line and ability to innovate.
The right to reproductive choice and medical privacy is the single biggest issue at stake for women’s lives and health in the 2020 election and beyond. It is not only relevant to young women who may be faced with the abortion decision, but to all women who value their autonomy and privacy.
On May 27, we asked: How do we stop the next 100,000 coronavirus-related deaths?
The sad, infuriating answer for the country that spends more per capita on health care than any other in the world: We couldn’t.
Here are the lessons officials ignored and what the country needs to do to prevent further tragedy.