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Sarah Polley: The Men You Meet Making Movies

One day, when I was 19 years old, I was in the middle of a photo shoot for a Miramax film when I was suddenly told it was time to leave. I was wearing a little black dress, showing a lot of cleavage, lying seductively on my side and looking slyly at the camera. The part I had played in the movie, …

Making Movies

Lupita Nyong’o: Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein

I have been following the news and reading the accounts of women coming forward to talk about being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein and others. I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence that has allowed this predator to prowl for so …

Harvey Weinstein

Trump's rich Cabinet needs private jets. Don't we all?

<b>(CNN) —</b> So the Trump administration says that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price needs a private jet, as he is very busy.<p>Aren't we all?<p>After Politico reported earlier this week that Price had taken five private flights in a single week -- one of which was a half-hour trip from D.C. to …

Donald Trump

When will Trump call white supremacists "losers"?

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Another attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!"<p>That was just one of the tweets Donald Trump unleashed early Friday morning after it was reported that there was a terror attack on a London subway …

Rights & Freedoms

On transgender ban, Trump, listen to your generals

<b>(CNN) —</b> In July, President Donald Trump tweeted that the government "will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US military."<p>Then two senators -- New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins -- tried to amend the …

James Mattis

Ditching the Paris Agreement Risks the Economy Even As It Harms the Planet

<i>Update: On June 1, President Donald Trump announced he would pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.</i><p>After months of delays, many expect …

The Football Industrial Complex Is in Big Trouble

It was a finding heard around the sports world. Researchers at Boston University announced in July that they had detected evidence of chronic …

Transgender People Can Still Serve for Now, U.S. Military Says

WASHINGTON — Transgender people can continue to serve in the military for now, Pentagon leaders said on Thursday, scrambling to clarify the confusion surrounding President Trump’s abrupt announcement a day earlier that transgender people would no longer be accepted or allowed in uniform.<p>In a letter …

Transgender

Trump Claims Transgender Service Members Cost Too Much: But Is That True?

President Donald Trump surprised both military and civil-rights leaders Wednesday with his tweet declaration that transgender people would no longer be allowed to serve in the U.S. military citing “tremendous medical costs.”<p>Yet a reputable study shows that transgender medical costs are fairly …

Donald Trump

Trump Says Transgender People Can't Serve In Military

<b>Updated at 4:30 p.m. ET</b><p>President Trump has announced that the government will not allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, a year after the Pentagon lifted its ban on transgender service members.<p>In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, he wrote:<p>"After consultation with my Generals …

LGBTQI

GOP lawmaker pushes gun silencer bill

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) is renewing his controversial push to make it easier to buy gun silencers, a debate that had been postponed following the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) in June.<p>Duncan included the silencer provision in a broader bill, the “Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational …

Guns

2016 Outlook: Gender Bias, Media, and the Cause for Concern in Presidential Politics

At the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on April 25, “Saturday Night Live” comedian Cecily Strong – the first woman to host the event …

Media Industry

Facts and figures: Leadership and political participation

Women in parliaments<p>Only 22.8 per cent of all national parliamentarians were women as of June 2016, a slow increase from 11.3 per cent in 1995 [1].<br>• As …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Americans’ views of women as political leaders differ by gender

For the first time in history, a woman is the leading candidate for the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party. As Democrat Hillary …

Gender

10 Examples of Gender Inequality in the World - BORGEN

SEATTLE — Despite massive progress, women’s rights remains a critical issue throughout the world, especially in regions like North Africa and the …

How to Rise Above Women Who Say You're Not Feminist Enough

After facing an online attack from other women, Marisa Kabas comes to terms with the ugly side of female empowerment.<p>I started International Women's Day psyched to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other Trump-weary feminists, and ended it by locking my Twitter account and sobbing alone on the couch. …

Feminism

Anti-LGBT bigotry isn’t just bad for business. It’s also bad for your career

<b>(AP/Andrew Harnik)</b><p>Anti-LGBT activism in public office isn’t paying dividends now that Pat McCrory is job hunting in corporate America<p>Nico Lang<p>March 20, 2017 11:26pm (UTC)<p>North Carolina’s infamous House Bill 2 didn’t just cost Pat McCrory his job. The ousted Republican governor told a Christian …

With anti-choice forces in power, women turn to personal stories to advance reproductive rights

“You can hate the thing but you can’t hate the person.”<p>The 2016 election was poised to be a banner year for abortion access rights: throughout her …

Feminism

I am a male and I am so over anti-feminism

Gina Davis’ May article in the <i>Odyssey Online</i> was tough to read because it missed an important tenet of feminism. Being a feminist is about believing …

Kentucky’s religious freedom law gives students the green light to discriminate against LGBTQ peers

The new law comes after the governor declared 2017 the “Year of the Bible.”<p>Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and his Republican peers in the state legislature want to make certain that students in public schools can discriminate against LGBTQ kids.<p>So even though the states’ civil rights laws already fail to …

Human Trafficking/Involuntary Servitude

Investigations<p>FBI human trafficking investigations are conducted by agents within the human trafficking program and members of our federal human …

Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking is a form of modern slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally.<p>Sex traffickers use violence, threats, lies, debt …

Domestic Violence

Facts on Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery

Home : STOP Trafficking : Learn More : Sex Trafficking FAQ<p>Sex Slavery/Trafficking: <br>Frequently Asked Questions<p>What is human trafficking? <br>What is sex …

Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls

Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has two powerful stories to tell -- of her own life's transformation, and of the untapped potential of girls …

The fight against sex slavery

Sunitha Krishnan has dedicated her life to rescuing women and children from sex slavery, a multimilion-dollar global market. In this courageous talk, …

Victims of Human Trafficking Must Be Treated As Victims

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. All month, we have had the official opportunity to contemplate the tragic fact that more people are enslaved right now than at any other time in history. The victims of human trafficking, modern-day slavery, are among the most vulnerable members of our …

Sex trafficking: The horror and the hope

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Karla Jacinto was aged just 12 she fell for a 22-year-old man.<p>She ran away from the small Mexican town where she grew up so she could be with him. At first he treated her well, showering her with gifts. It wasn't long before he was forcing her to work as a prostitute.<p>She says that for …

Money

Inspiring women: From child trafficking victim to electrician

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's challenging for a girl to pursue a career as an electrician in Uganda. But it's even harder if she's also leaving behind seven years spent as a victim of child sex trafficking.<p>That was the situation Jacqueline, now 18, had found herself in. The youngest girl she worked alongside was …

Sexual Health

When Sex Trafficking Goes Unnoticed in America

Many cases go unreported, making it a difficult crime for law enforcement personnel to spot.<p>How do you identify sex-trafficking victims when such cases go largely undetected or unreported?*<p>It’s an issue with which law-enforcement agencies in the U.S. continually struggle. Detective Bill Woolf with …