This week in Keeping Score: activists and DOJ defend trans rights; Senate recognizes Juneteenth as federal holiday; New York will offer gender-neutral IDs; Biden judicial nominees include a record number of women; and more.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris announced the formation of a new White House Gender Policy Council to lead a government-wide effort to address gender disparities in the U.S. and abroad.
TIME’S UP CEO Tina Tchen knows the importance of an all-of-government approach when it comes to uplifting women and girls—since she served as executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls during the Obama administration. Carrie Baker sat down with Tchen to discuss logistics and impact of the newly-formed White House Gender Policy Council—how it will work, what it will do, and why it is so desperately needed.
Speakers—including Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders, Ady Barkan, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Kamala Harris, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—addressed the public through a virtual Democratic National Convention. Speeches included pleas to vote, praises for youth involvement, recognition of empathy and calls to keep fighting.
In an exclusive clip from the audiobook for her new memoir, “Finding My Voice,” the longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama administration opens up about the moment she faced the press to announce the historic creation of the White House Council on Women and Girls.
Two girl-powered videos are taking the Internet by storm today as feminists around the world celebrate International Day of the Girl.
Women stand to lose access to critical services—and protection from discrimination by health care providers—if the ACA is repealed in full.
It’s heartening that liberal publications around the country are now an emboldened vanguard against Donald Trump’s misogyny. But the sexism and inequality that allow misogyny to thrive run deep in these same news outlets.
Despite the setback of the 2016 election, pop culture this year was crowded with messages of gender equity, racial justice and social liberation.
Vice President Joe Biden teamed up with Adam Devine for a video in support of the “It’s On Us” campaign to combat sexual assault on college campuses.
I look forward to the day when a professionally accomplished, female public servant can give an exhilarating and convincing presidential endorsement speech on behalf of another highly qualified female candidate and not have the speech be overshadowed by predictable themes of maternalism.