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Window on Poverty

To Hold Women Back, Keep Treating Them Like Men

Are men and women different? While almost every executive I have ever met, anywhere in the world, says yes, most diversity policies are designed as if the answer were no.<p>Last week, the Global Head of Diversity of a leading professional services firm told me that she “didn’t want to be treated …

The Scientifically Proven Way To Have The Best Vacation Ever

Happiness research shows how to make the most of your precious time off (in 9 simple steps).<p>Vacations are pretty great already. But as psychological researchers discover more about how the human brain works, we’re gaining insights into exactly how to crank up the enjoyment factor–and why you …

In 39 years, US physics doctorates went to 66 black women—and 22,000 white men

From 1973 until 2012, a total of 66 black American women earned physics doctorates—mostly PhD’s—in US colleges. During that same amount of time, 22,172 white men earned their doctorates.<p>These totals only include US citizens or permanent residents who earned their doctorates in the US, not Americans …

American mothers die in childbirth at twice the rate they did in 2000

Here’s something for the 80-some countries celebrating Mother’s Day today to cheer: compared to a few decades ago, many more mothers are around to be celebrated. In the last quarter century, the rate at which women die of pregnancy-related causes has dropped 45%, according to a World Health …

11 amazingly badass women in history

who run the world?<p>We're grateful to be constantly surrounded by powerful, inspirational women in the media—now more than ever. Feminism took over pop culture in 2014, and this year Reese Witherspoon and Emma Watson have brought the topic to the forefront of Hollywood's consciousness. But powerful …

1 In 3 Women Has Been Sexually Harassed At Work, According To Survey

A new survey found that one in three women between the ages of 18-34 has been sexually harassed at work.<p>Cosmopolitan surveyed 2,235 full-time and part-time female employees and found that one in three women has experienced sexual harassment at work at some point their lives.<p>"Sexual harassment …

8 historic women who pioneered the Civil Rights Movement

When director Ava DuVernay decided to helm the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic <i>Selma</i>, she noticed something missing from the script.<p>"When I first came …

Black History

Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

NYC Schools Suspend Black Girls 10x More Often Than Whites

American schools need to talk about race and gender at the same time.<p>Last August, a 12-year-old Georgia student named Mikia Hutchings faced expulsion …

The Blog Comment That Achieved an Internet Miracle

A nerd's attempt to engage feminists—made deep beneath an obscure blog post—spurred the debaters to recognize their mutual humanity.<p>Last month, an improbable Internet exchange inspired many who noticed it to reconsider what's possible when debating politics online. It began when MIT professor Scott …

Feminism

The invisible women of the Civil Rights Movement : WHYY

Tens of thousands of women participated in the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963. But none of the female civil rights leaders marched in the …

Oregon Was Founded As a Racist Utopia

When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black people from living, …

Oregon

I’m tired of suppressing myself to get along with white people

I pocket my black rage, and swap “hey girl” for hello. But in making others comfortable, I’m making myself sick<p>I met my new roommates on Craigslist. Two white, one Chinese. Together we represented Portland, Florida, China and (with me) D.C., and as we moved into our apartment in Bed-Stuy last fall, …