The ongoing fight for abortion access presents an opportunity to reverse the tide of young people abandoning the electoral process. Polling shows that young people are mobilizing more than ever—and that they plan to turn out at the ballot box in droves this November.
With midterm elections coming up, the opinions of young voters are increasingly important—and they will make sure to consider women’s rights when filling out their ballot.
A year ago, over 500 voters from a variety of walks of life and political persuasions got together in one room to talk politics for the Stanford Center for Deliberative Democracy event, “America in One Room.”
How did they vote?
Last month, the Williams institute at the UCLA School of Law released a startling report about rates of suicidal behavior in the LGBTQ community—a community with historically higher rates of suicide than the general population.
“For too long in Hollywood, there have been ‘open secrets’ about the harassment perpetrated on workers by powerful people who are able to successfully evade accountability for their actions,” said Anita Hill, chair of The Hollywood Commission for Eliminating Harassment and Advancing Equality. “With this survey, we have identified the most vulnerable workers in Hollywood and the resources and systems that will provide support and a safety net for them. Our expectation is that these tools will be the foundation to build a new era of transparency and accountability for all workers in the entertainment industry.”
In the presidential horse race, Vice President Biden is currently the frontrunner—owing his lead to women.
62 percent of adult Americans believe that the vacancy should be filled by the winner of the upcoming election between Trump and Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, while only 23 percent disagreed (the rest said they were unsure).
Additionally, eight out of 10 Democrats and five out of 10 Republicans agreed that the appointment should until after the winner of the November election is announced.
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.
Are things any better for women than they were in 2017? A recent report from Women Who Tech breaks it down.
From unwanted comments about our appearances to being sexually assaulted to inappropriate questions about our sex lives—still, women aren’t being treated with respect and professionalism.
Has Trump really done more for women than “any American president in history,” as he claims?
According to comedian, writer and Late Night correspondent, Amber Ruffin: Yes.