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Emma Watson Gender equality is your issue too

Emma Watson: Gender equality is your issue too<p><b>Date:</b> Saturday, September 20, 2014<p><i>Speech by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson at a special event</i> …

Gender Stereotypes Have No Place In This Empowering Magazine For Girls

Because girls can love princesses, pirates and everything in between.<p>"Mom, did you know that space is for boys?"<p>When Erin Bried heard her 5-year-old daughter, Ellie, ask her this, at first she felt anger at the idea that someone would try to limit her daughter's wonder and interests. Then, she felt …

Why We Need to Reclaim the Word 'Female'

As an author of a new book on women, <i>Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works</i>, I've often used the term <i>female</i> to describe women …

Less Than 1% of New CEOs Hired Last Year Were Women

<i>This piece originally appeared on Money.com.</i><p>Not only do women have to contend with the gender pay gap at work, but workplace discrimination is …

Women penalised by gender pay gap even after retirement

Women working today who already face gender pay gap discrimination could be hit by further inequality with a pensions pay gap of 40 per cent by the time they reach retirement.<p>The Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading gender equality charity, and the University of Sheffield found only 52 per cent of …

A Nigerian STEM Club Offers Girls an Alternative to Marrying Young

In a country where everything from family pressure to Boko Haram can deter girls from education, Stella Uzochukwu runs an after-school tech club.<p>After nine years as an engineer, Stella Uzochukwu quit her well-paid job in a telecommunications company in Nigeria to start up an after-school STEM class …

The European Parliament Votes to Put Gender Equality at the Heart of the Fight Against Poverty

The referendum on the UK's membership is fast approaching, and arguments in favour of staying in are being made to the public. Many of these are …

7 Male Celebrity Feminists Adding Their Voices in Support of Equality

2015 was an important year for women in film, as the industry put forth wide-ranging roles for complex female characters, from the likes of <i>Room</i> and</i> …

Why Do We Have More Female Scholars, But Few Public Intellectuals?

When I think of Dr. Brittney Cooper, Joan Morgan, Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, Dr. Tanisha Ford, Dr. Treva Lindsey and Dr. Kaila Story, I imagine the …

As Women Take Over a Male-Dominated Field, the Pay Drops

Women’s median annual earnings stubbornly remain about 20 percent below men’s. Why is progress stalling?<p>It may come down to this troubling reality, new research suggests: Work done by women simply isn’t valued as highly.<p>That sounds like a truism, but the academic work behind it helps explain the …

Gender

Where are the female record producers? | The Star

Harris says he’s long endeavoured to enrol women and hire female faculty, but he’s only recently seen signs of progress. And progress here …

Alicia Keys

Female Programmers Earn 72 Cents on the Dollar, Study Says

A new study from Glassdoor, the online job information firm, shows that female programmers are making far less than their male counterparts, when compared to other fields with pay inequities. The study showed a gap of 28.3 percent, or an average of 72 cents for every dollar earned.<p>As a whole, the …

Gender

All the women who have run for US president—starting before they could even vote

Hillary Clinton could become the first female president in US history. But she won’t be the first woman to have tried.<p>Several women have run for the top job in American politics, beginning long before they were even allowed to vote. (Women got the right to vote in 1920.)<p>Still, there remains a …

Young Muslim women take lead over men in race for degrees

Muslim girls are academically outperforming their male counterparts for the first time, researchers have found.<p>A “new and remarkable” cultural shift will be revealed this week to the British Sociological Association annual conference, when it hears evidence that more young Muslim women have been …

Muslim Women

11 incredible women in law promoting social justice for all

While activists and leaders of social movements create conversations and awareness, it's the work of politicians, lawyers and judges that reinforces …

Inherit the Wind: An Historical Analysis

The film and play of the most publicized creation/evolution trial of all time are seriously biased and inaccurate.<p>Rarely does a year go by that the …

101 Reasons Why Evolution is True

<i>These reasons will work from the general to the specific. I’ve used links to articles in Wikipedia as much as possible because Wiki articles are</i> …

Ten Major Court Cases about Evolution and Creationism

1. In 1968, in <b>Epperson v. Arkansas</b>, the United States Supreme Court invalidated an Arkansas statute that prohibited the teaching of evolution. The …

U.S. Lags World in Grasp of Genetics and Acceptance of Evolution

A comparison of peoples' views in 34 countries finds that the United States ranks near the bottom when it comes to public acceptance of evolution. …

Probing Question: Why is teaching evolution still controversial?

Penn State political scientists Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer explain that, despite 40 years of court cases ruling against teaching creationism in …

Surprising Number Of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution (VIDEO)

One in three Americans doesn't believe in evolution, according to new survey results from the Pew Research Center.<p>The results, released Monday in report on views about human evolution, show that 33 percent of Americans think "humans and other living things have existed in their present form since …

Horoscopes

So I coincidentally came across a horoscope application yesterday, and so I thought it would be a good thing to write about. Opinions differ from …

The truth about horoscopes

On November 10, 2014<p>Some people read their horoscopes for entertainment. Others glance at them briefly and keep them in the back of their mind to see …

Astrology. It's all a load of rubbish isn't it? | Notes and Queries | guardian.co.uk

<b>Categories</b><p><b>Astrology. It's all a load of rubbish isn't it?</b><p>Al Kitching, Ely, UK<p>You're only saying that because you're a Scorpio.<p>Garrick Alder, London<p>I knew somebody was going to say that.<p>Stuart Young, Pisces, Penrith, UK<p>Yes, except... As a sceptic, I think that belief in the connection between what …

What did Einstein think about Astrology?

<b>What did Einstein think about astrology?</b><p><i>"Astrology is a science in itself and contains an illuminating body of knowledge. It taught me many things</i> …

Data from 22,000+ Horoscopes Shows True Nature of Astrology

There have been a lot of studies on the subject of horoscopes, astrology, and astrological predictions in general and as Wikipedia so succinctly …

Case for and against astrology (Abstract+Article)

<b>The case for and against astrology</b> <b><br>End of a shouting match</b><p>"If I doubt astrology to a believer, I am looked at with a shocked and bewildered stare, as …