Highlighting the Gender Wage Gap in Britain

Automated email replies of working women - “I’m out of office until 2019” - were part of a campaign to mark Equal Pay Day in Britain this November to draw attention to the country’s gender pay gap ("Britain's Equal Pay Day Highlights Gender Gap," NYT, Nov. 10, 2018). The Fawcett Society, a group that campaigns for gender equality and [...]

2018-11-19T10:23:09+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Activism, Equality|

Remarkable Women Whose Obituaries were Overlooked

Remarkable Women Whose Obituaries were Overlooked is the concept behind a new series introduced by The New York Times during National Women's History month this year. "Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. Now, we’re adding the stories of remarkable women." This is how the “Overlooked” project is described by Amisha Padnani and Jessica [...]

2018-04-05T07:34:45+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Activism, Equality, History, Women|

Women’s Marches – Numbers Still Coming in for One-Year Anniversary Activism

On the first anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, marches have once again held around the country. Reports are still coming in on the numbers involved, and several sites are collecting videos of marches. Working Families has posted video from a growing number of Women's Marches. Click here to see the videos. And Respond here to have [...]

2018-03-30T04:43:05+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Activism, Equality, Feminism, International, News|

The Forgotten History of Black Women and Sexual Assault, by Phyllis Chesler

In an article in the Huffington Post this week, Phyllis Chesler reminds us of the story of Recy Taylor, the survivor of a brutal white-on-black gang rape in 1944. The incident caused a "nationwide crusade against the rape of black women in the Jim Crow South". Taylor died last week at the age of 97. But in all this [...]

2018-03-30T04:44:11+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Equality, Feminism, First Wave, History, Past Events|