The NSA whistleblower, currently in Moscow, has released a statement through the freedom of information group WikiLeaks
Nelson Mandela, 1994
You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? Are women paid less because they choose lower-paying jobs? Is it because more women work part time than men do? Or is it because women tend to be the primary caregivers for their children? What role does discrimination play? AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap explains the pay gap in the United States, how it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels, and what you can do to close it.
Margaret L. Anderson. 2003. Thinking About Women: Sociological Perspectives on Sex and Gender. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Around the globe, 30 percent of all women aged 15 and older have suffered intimate partner violence - including physical and sexual attacks, according to the first systematic study of available data on assaults against women, released Thursday.
The rates of abuse vary widely by world regions: in Sub-Saharan Central Africa, for example, two-thirds of women have been victimized, marking the highest portion on any section of the planet; in North America, violence from an intimate partner, such as a husband or boyfriend, has impacted slightly more one in five women, report the authors. For the paper, published online by the journal Science, the authors synthesized 141 previous studies from 81 countries.
The abstract for the study is here.
World map of feminists [EN]
This network was initiated from two points of consideration. On the one hand, feminist activism is growing in every country around the world, however on the other hand, it has been difficult to translate national and regional successes into positive outcomes for women’s rights at the international level. In light of this reality, our aim is to create a tool that increases the networking, visibility and voice of feminists around the world (our founding text is available here).
As a first step, we have created a Google Map to show where feminist activists and organizations are located around the world.
If you would like to appear on the map (with your name or pseudonym), simply fill out this form.
"Since racism involves power and oppression, it follows that only the dominant group can be racist. In the US, this means that only whites can be racist. People of color cannot be racist because they don’t have the power. Many whites strenuously object to this argument and say, "I know plenty of people of color who hate whites." True enough, there are people of color who are prejudiced. However, people of color are not racist because they lack the collective power to oppress whites as a group.” — Pincus, Fred L., Understanding Diversity: An Introduction to Class, Race, Gender & Sexual Orientation (2006): 57. ISBN13: 978-1588264022
Based on this understanding, we may come to the conclusion that it is not possible for women to be sexist, since they lack the collective power to oppress men as a group. Likewise, the working class cannot be accused of engaging in class warfare because as a group they don’t have the collective power to oppress the wealthy or the multinational corporations owned by the wealthy.
When’s the last time you asked a politician for medical advice? Probably never—but that isn’t stopping the GYNOTICIANS.
That’s the name we’ve given to the politicians who think they know best when it comes to women’s health. They’re operating in Congress and statehouses across the country, pushing law after law to interfere in women’s personal medical decisions. Last night’s vote in the House was just the latest high-profile example.
It’s time they left women’s health up to the real experts: women and their doctors. Sign on to let them know their “gynotician” license has been revoked → http://bit.ly/gynotician
—By: Planned Parenthood Action