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.
In every issue of Ms., we track research on our progress in the fight for equality, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s many milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too—in in this biweekly round-up.
This week: the WNBA and Naomi Osaka honor Breonna Taylor; Trump encourages violence; remembering Chadwick Boseman, “a true class act”; Black Kenosha reporter resigns in protest; Keke Palmer is the first Black woman to host the VMAs; the Anti-Racism in Public Health Act; a win for Afghan women; a growing number of employers encourage poll workers; Buffy Wicks votes with her baby; a bill would require greater racial diversity of corporate boards in California; a (questionable) suffrage statue in Central Park; child marriage in the U.S. continues; what do Americans think of nonviolent protests?; women-owned small businesses not faring well in COVID; college students’ voting patterns; and more.
The U.S. Trans Survey offers some of the only data on transgender life in America, but a nonprofit’s shortfalls and the pandemic threaten its future.
A new Pew Research study shows a clear majority of women, across all ages and education levels, identify as feminists. Overall, 61 percent of female respondents said “feminist” describes them “very” or “somewhat well.”