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The world's poorest 50% are a trillion dollars worse off - what's going on?

Those living in poverty are getting poorer even though their incomes are rising, Oxfam number-cruncher Deborah Hardoon tries to work out why<p>It has become something of a tradition that in January every year we take a look at the Forbes list of billionaires and the Credit Suisse global wealth …

Poverty Rate

Income Inequality and Income Mobility: New Evidence from OECD Nations

<i>By Andrea Garnero, Economist, OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Alexander Hijzen, Senior economist, OECD Directorate for</i> …

Income Inequality

Study Finds Income Causes Educational Inequality

Income has a major impact on success in K-12 schools and perception plays into the number of students who drop out of high school before earning a …

The Link Between Income Inequality and Physical Pain

The United States is in a pain crisis. The use of pain killers increased by 50% from 2006 to 2012 and one recent estimate put the cost of physical pain on the U.S. economy at $635 billion — a 1,000% increase from 20 years earlier. At the same time, a widening income gap, growing sense of financial …

Income Inequality

Is Disney Exacerbating Income Inequality?

<i>Editors' Pick: Originally published March 23.</i><p>Snow White’s seven dwarfs are immune to the stresses of working daily in a dangerous and filthy mine and …

Duke University

Living in Poverty Amid Affluence

As income inequality grows among Americans, so does the tension it fuels.As one of millions in this country struggling to make ends meet, I am weary …

Jimmy Kimmel Has Little Kids Explain Income Inequality (Video)

One child believes Donald Trump could help close wage gap<p>Income inequality has long been a hot button issue in America, so Jimmy Kimmel decided to …

Hillary Clinton

This Plane’s Seating Chart Tells The Story Of American Income Inequality

The space on a regular plane, of course, is already divided unequally. The seats with more space up front in first and business class have more space …

Income Inequality

Ellen DeGeneres Is Pissed Off About Hillary Clinton And Sexism

For some reason, unknown to some in the LGBT community, Ellen DeGeneres is a big advocate for Hillary Clinton for president. However, she has managed …

Discourse: Engaging men in the fight for gender equality

<i>The HeForShe campaign is a worldwide initiative from UN Women that was launched in 2014 to engage men in the fight for gender equality, even getting</i> …

Feminism

HKFP Interview: Leta Hong Fincher on 'leftover women' and the future of feminism in China | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

<i>Leta Hong Fincher is a visiting professor at Columbia University in New York. Her book, Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China,</i> …

Genius Period Panties Allow You to Bleed On Politicians Who Don't Support Women

Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin — the choice is yours.<p>You've seen the super innovative period undies that absorb your period blood without …

A new bill aims to make Brazil's abortion law even tougher

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Abortion

Before the Wisconsin Primaries, “I’m an Atheist and I Vote” Billboards Go Up Around Madison

March 28, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>When the Wisconsin primaries take place next Tuesday, April 5, candidates who visit Madison will see these billboards …

Despite Claims of Tortured Baha'i Inmates, Iran Takes No Action

<i>A version of this article was originally published on the site of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.</i>On March 27, 2016, the …

Shelf Help: 'The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America'

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America. (Photo: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)<b>The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of</b> …

Meet The Woman Investor Pushing Amazon, Google, And More To Close Gender Pay Gap

Within 24 hours last week, Amazon.com and Expedia, Inc. — two of the largest internet companies in the world — both announced their intentions to close the gender pay gap among their employees.<p>Amazon, in fact, said they’d essentially closed it already, paying women 99.9% of what men working for the …

The Catch-22 of Being a Self-Proclaimed Male Feminist

Shares 9<p><i>No one gets feminism right every time, and no one gets to tell you you aren’t a “real” feminist.</i><p>—<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy …

Inequality and the future of work - The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

Does inequality matter? In the rich OECD economies, including the UK, the inequality of income and of wealth has been rising for more than a quarter …

Largest ever study of transgender teenagers set to kick off

Scientists will track psychological and medical outcomes of controversial treatments to help transgender adolescents transition.<p>For transgender …

These 8 Simple Things Are Keeping Millions Of Girls Out Of School

Vansa loves school. Her eyes lit up as she told me about how she dreamed of becoming a physician so she could help her community of Ggaba, a …

Siblings

FBI hacks iPhone: Does this make your phone less private?

A legal battle weighing privacy rights against the government's need to investigate terrorism came to an end Monday when the FBI said it found a way to gain access to Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone 5c.<p>The announcement may have staved off a historic court battle, but questions still linger about how …

Privacy

Vietnamese Bloggers Sentenced to Prison in a Renewed Crackdown on Free Expression

Prison

Oral kits let people test for HIV at home

A quick swab of the gums and people know their test results. In Malawi, many people didn't get tested for HIV before because that meant visiting a …

The Effects of Believing in Reverse Discrimination

2<p>SHARES<p><i>Whites in America are being discriminated against</i>. To victims of actual racism, that's a laughable assertion, but it's widely accepted among …

“Nearly Half Of The Great Barrier Reef To Die In The Next Month”, Abrupt Climate Shift Is Now

Dane Wigington geoengineeringwatch.org Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the "7 wonders of the world", nearly half of it is expected to die in …

Planned Parenthood launches Spot On, a period tracking, birth control app

Planned Parenthood has launched a new app, called <b>Spot On</b>, that helps users track their period and manage their birth control.<p>Spot On allows users to …

Planned Parenthood

These 11 photos illustrate an Arctic in crisis — and hint at what could be in store for the rest of our planet

Not only is sea ice at record lows since we began tracking its seasonal extent into the Arctic Ocean, but scientists announced that Alaska's Juneau Ice Field could disappear in fewer than 200 years.<p>After a winter that saw Arctic temperatures average 4 to 11 degrees Fahrenheit above normal, are you …

North Carolina attorney general refuses to defend anti-transgender law in court

North Carolina’s attorney general vowed not to defend the state’s controversial transgender law in court, calling it a “national embarrassment,” …