As we reflect upon the two year anniversary of the #MeToo movement and the one year anniversary of the Kavanagh hearings, it is time for us to deepen our collective understanding of the wide-ranging economic and emotional consequences of sexual harassment—and recognize that when women are held back, we all suffer the consequences.
“This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope? How dare you.”
People facing down medical sexism can’t overcome their career obstacles by “leaning in.”
In Vermont, some capital is in women’s hands. Their numbers are smaller, but they are venturing into new territory with a wider purpose than fat cat profits.
“We are not interested in serving problems any more; rather, we need to solve the systemic problem of sexual violence by convening all of the stakeholders that both contribute to perpetuating this epidemic and to ending it.”
A study published this month indicates substantial progress for women’s inclusion in independent films over the past year. But gender discrepancies are amplified in the realm of more mainstream science fiction and superhero films.
Seventy-five years ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt gathered monetary thinkers of the Allied forces—all-male, of course—to a secret meeting in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. When Silicon Valley’s Galia Benartzi organized a Global Economic Visioning Summit to mark the anniversary, she made sure half its speakers were women.
“The government does not set out to discriminate. Rather, it overlooks its own bias because it does not take the trouble to assess how policies affect women. Government budgets are supposed to be ‘gender-neutral;’ in fact, they are gender-ignorant.”
Working at the Mariposa Food Co-op in West Philadelphia exposed Jamila Medley to a new model: No longer helping people, she’s now empowering them to create a thriving co-operative economy.
With income inequality at near-record highs, the economy is best summed up as a three-legged table, balancing on an ever-narrower base—and we’re bound to topple over eventually.