Jaelyn Richter

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Women Are Poorer Than Men in Every State

New findings from IWPR expose disturbing disparities in poverty levels nationwide. Despite obtaining higher levels of education, women—particularly …

How ‘Real’ Do We Want Women’s Bodies?

They seem rousing and feminist, but do advertisements like Lane Bryant’s ‘I’m No Angel’ campaign merely trade on body insecurity to sell bras and …

Meds Don't Make Women Crazy—Trauma Does

There's a good reason women use more meds than men—trauma. A survivor of childhood rape makes the case for medication.<p>I remember parts of that night …

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Should Voter Registration Be Automatic?

Under a first-of-its-kind law, Oregon will mail a ballot to any citizen with a driver's license. Is mandatory participation coming next?<p>"I forgot to register."<p>It's one of the frequently cited reasons that people give every year for not voting in America, as well as a convenient excuse that the …

Government

Hillary’s Ready for the ‘War on Women’

Can the GOP figure out a way to limit the presumptive Democratic frontrunner’s appeal with female voters?<p>The contours of how Republicans plan to take …

6 Proven Strategies That Move The Needle On Gender Equality In Corporate America

<i>Part of the series “Women, Leadership and Vision”</i><p>Awareness of gender inequality has spiked in recent months. With impassioned speeches at the UN from Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson regarding the U.N. “He for She” movement, and more recently a heated discussion that ensued from Patricia …

Human Resources

Why Don't Conservatives See Racism?

You can build an extensive library on the books detailing the long and sordid history of racial discrimination in the United States. You can find volumes of books on the attempts by activist liberals to convince the country to live up to its promise of equality for all.<p>Conservatives have a strong …

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The New Year's Best Hair Trends

The hottest hair trends to try in 2015.<p>The hottest hair trends to try in 2015. Also, check out this updated step-by-step guide to getting perfect waves.

This Is Why Feminism Does Not Need Rebranding

BuzzFeed poll shows majority believe in feminism in all but the name.<p>The BuzzFeed Feminism Survey was taken by more than 300,000 people last week, and though admittedly the anonymous nature of the poll means the conclusions aren't unimpeachable, the data we collected offer some insight into the …

How to make a snow globe out of a mason jar

Shake up your holiday gift-giving with a fun, personalized present that anyone would love.<p>The holidays are a great time to bust out your craft …

For Women At The Top, It’s Lonely–And Depressing

A new study finds that job authority correlates with increased depression symptoms in women.<p>It’s fashionable these days to cheer women on as they “lean in” and climb the management ladder, à la Sheryl Sandberg. But new research based on historical data suggests that for women in a position to hire, …

Mental Health

Barbie Is a Computer Engineer: The terrible book gets remixed.

It isn’t that anyone expected Barbie to be a role model for aspiring engineers. Maybe that’s why Computer Engineer Barbie’s appearance on shelves a …

7 Questions About The President's Immigration Plan Answered

<i>This post was updated on Dec. 1, 2014, at 4:52 p.m.</i><p>President Obama is set to announce executive action tonight, granting temporary relief to some of the nearly 12 million immigrants who are living in the United States illegally. Here's what we know so far:<p><b>1. What kind of relief is the president</b> …