Alynn Christopher

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All the ways women are still discriminated against in STEM

Women make up 24% of the workers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or “STEM”) fields in the US, according to Census Bureau data. A new Pew Research Center analysis offers a grimmer statistic to layer on top of that: Half those women—despite comprising a fourth of the …

A New Study On “Gender Colored” Toys Shows The Lasting Effects Of Teaching Pink Is For Girls, Blue Is For Boys

From the time they are born, kids are bombarded with messages about what is appropriate for their gender. In fact, it even happens before they’re …

Connie Britton's "Poverty Is Sexist" 2018 Golden Globes Sweater Got Serious Backlash, But She's Defending The Design

This year's Golden Globes outfits all had one thing in common — a whole lot of black fabric. Stars hit the red carpet to protest the recent sexual …

Why I've Chosen To Stop Being A Silent Feminist

I could hardly contain my excitement as I watched the Golden Globes last Sunday and Oprah took the stage. For days I had been anticipating “the moment.” The celebrities I follow on Instagram had been highlighting the Times Up campaign and the intention to wear black to the infamous awards ceremony. …

Protests in Pakistan over inaction on rape and murder of girl, seven

Roads have been blocked and cars burned in Kasur as outcry grows over death of child found in a rubbish dump on Tuesday<p>Roads have been blocked and vehicles burned in the Pakistani city of Kasur as hundreds of people protested against police inaction in the case of a seven-year-old girl who was …

The Important Golden Globes Moment No One's Talking About

It was night of historic sisterhood — but not all men got the message.<p>Let me start by saying that when Tracee Ellis Ross put her fist in the air on …

The First Transgender Person Killed In 2018 Was Working To Make Trans Women Feel Beautiful

The founder of a pageant for transgender women was found dead in her Massachusetts home on Monday. Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien is the first known …

Catherine Deneuve says #MeToo is driven by 'hatred of men'

PARIS — Actress Catherine Deneuve joined 99 other French women claiming that men are being unfairly targeted by sexual misconduct allegations, adding that the #MeToo campaign amounted to "puritanism" and was fueled by a "hatred of men."<p>In the aftermath of accusations against Hollywood film producer …

Sexual Harassment

Unbelievably, women still don't have equal rights in the Constitution

The current wave of female rage started with the Women's March on Washington: millions of women coming together and rising up around the country, even around the world.<p>Now it's #MeToo — an explosion of pent-up rage after decades, even generations, of women putting up with sexual harassment from the …