As the country enters its third month of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, multiple polls show a significant gender gap in attitudes about Trump’s handling of the federal response to the coronavirus, the economic outlook, the direction for the country and plans for reopening.
New data from the Asia Foundation shows a growing support for women’s education and employment in Afghanistan. The organization’s poll of 17,812 Afghans demonstrated the progress made in the views of Afghans in regards to women’s rights and their position in public life. According to Afghanistan in 2019: A Survey of the Afghan People—the 15th […]
A new study provides a shocking picture of the extent and impact of sexual harassment and assault on women’s lives.
Released last week, the United States Census Bureau’s latest data on household income left no doubt that more and more American women are sinking into poverty. According to a National Women’s Law Center analysis of the census data, the poverty rate for women grew from 13.9 percent in 2009 to 14.5 percent in 2010. It’s […]
Martha M. Lauzen has done it again. The executive director of the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film does gender audits of the entertainment industry each year, releasing stats on women’s employment behind and in front of the camera. Unfortunately, industry execs don’t seem to have gotten the message yet. Lauzen’s […]
2011 has not been a good year for reproductive rights. A recent report by the Guttmacher Institute shows us just how unprecedented the current attack on abortion rights truly is. In the first six months alone, states enacted 80 new laws limiting a woman’s access to a safe abortion. That’s over three times the number […]
I have criticized sloppy statistical work by some international feminist organizations, so I’m glad to have a chance to point out a useful new report and website. The Progress of the World’s Women is from the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The full-blown site has an executive summary, a […]
We’ve all heard the expression: “Kids can be so cruel.” Now we have stats to back it up, at least in terms of their treatment of gender-nonconforming children. A new study shows that the non-conformers face rates of cruel harassment and discrimination far higher than cisgender kids–and that discrimination has palpable effects in adulthood. According […]
Women may have fared a bit better than men in job retention during the height of last year’s so-called “mancession,” but a new report reveals that women remain underpaid and underrecognized in the workplace—despite playing an increasingly crucial role in the U.S. economy. The report from the U.S. Congress’ Joint Economic Committee has the usual […]