Alexa Chaney

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Here's Why Latinas Are Abandoning Corporate America

On Tuesday, it was #LatinaEqualPay Day, marking the nearly 305 extra calendar days it would take for Latinas to equal what non-Hispanic white men …

In the fight against sexism, Hillary Clinton may soon find out that breaking the glass ceiling is only the beginning

Hillary Clinton may break the ultimate glass ceiling in November. But should she win the US election, she’ll have another big fight waiting for her in the Oval Office.<p>Unfortunately, the experiences of female CEOs and other women leaders suggest that Clinton should be prepared for a major backlash. …

A new study suggests online harassment is pressuring women and minorities to self-censor

“The interwebs can be a very savage place.”<p>This assessment came from a participant in my study on online harassment—a young woman of color living in a low-income neighborhood in New York City. Her tone was only half-ironic. While she faces plenty of challenges in her daily life,the digital world …

Equal rights for women

This essay has been submitted by a law student. This is not an example of the work written by our professional essay writers.<p>INTRODUCTION<p>Equal rights …

The States With A Higher Minimum Wage Than The Federal Standard [Infographic]

Do you live in one of the U.S. states that saw a minimum wage increase at the start of the year? Approximately 4.3 million low-wage workers across America are slated to experience a pay increase across 19 states this week. In total, 29 states (and the District of Columbia) have now set a minimum …

Female artists unite in the face of a new political era

In just over two weeks, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America – leader of the free world. Understandably, people are pissed. Women are pissed.<p>In time for Trump’s inauguration, held on 20 January, and the 45th anniversary of the 1973 landmark case Roe …

We Heart: Sarah Silverman Fights the Wage Gap - Ms. Magazine Blog

<i>UPDATE: The Ms. Blog has received quite a bit of feedback about Sarah Silverman’s video—and we want to let you know we’re listening. Silverman’s</i> …

How strongly different countries feel about religion, in one graph

<b>Data from the Pew Research Center's 2015 Global Attitudes survey has measured how people around the world feel about religion in their lives.</b><p>Ethiopia …

We can’t go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it<p>As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the world’s great universities. …

Physics

Chocolate’s Child-Labor Problem Keeps Getting Worse

Letiefesso only wanted a bicycle. The boy was just nine when he traveled from Burkina Faso to the Ivory Coast, where the two men who organized his …

Burkina Faso counts cost of child labour

Ouagadougou - Covered in dust and without protective kit, two seven-year-old boys gather stones in cups.<p>One of them, standing in front of a pile of …

Your Right to Privacy and How to Protect Yourself

We’re in the midst of an unprecedented battle for our privacy that's amplified by the rapid growth of the digital age of information. We are on our …

The Biggest Clean Energy Advances in 2016 - MIT Technology Review

Clean energy made critical strides in 2016. The Paris Climate accords went into effect, the price of solar installations continued to drop, …

Murder and Policing in Chicago

As cops retreat under political pressure, homicides rise 57%.<p>President Obama plans a farewell speech next week in Chicago, and perhaps he’ll notice that while he’s been in Washington his hometown has become the nation’s murder capital and largest gang war zone. Worth reflecting on is the city’s …

Crime

The Isis attack on an Istanbul nightclub is the end of freedom of speech in Turkey

Nationalism and authoritarianism don’t seem to mix very well with satire. Donald Trump, preparing vigorously to make America great again, gets very …

Civil Service

Women's rights face a daunting new year worldwide, campaigners warn | Reuters

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women’s rights face enormous challenges worldwide in 2017 with campaigners expecting fights to keep health clinics open, to save programs preventing unwanted pregnancies and to enforce laws protecting women from violence.<p>A woman carries her baby as she walks …

If, as Theresa May wants, the UK leaves the European convention on human rights, it will be a green light for despots and a disaster for ordinary people<p>There is one almighty fight coming, and it’ll be about human rights in the UK. Those who want to protect our national and international commitment …

Rights & Freedoms

The U.S. Civil Rights Commission & the End of Religious Liberty

The United States Civil Rights Commission has proclaimed that religion is an impediment to civil rights and has prepared a constitutional briefing …

Religion

Why More Convicts Are Studying Criminology

Two professors are trying to revolutionize the study of crime by bringing their own experiences behind bars to bear. And they’re finding a following …