Jessica Ernster

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This Nonprofit Is Changing the Way Millennials View Charity (One Party at a Time)

Julie Greenbaum raises awareness of cancer with the help of technology and celebrity influence.<p>The month of October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness month. One nonprofit is working to help prevent, detect, and unite people worldwide who hold the cause near and dear to their hearts.<p>I'd like to …

Choose Your Side: The Dueling Feminisms of Taylor Swift, Hillary Clinton, and Kim Kardashian

Modern feminism should allow women to be more complex. So why do I constantly feel like I have to "pick" which feminist I am?<p>It's become impossible to talk about feminism without at least mentioning the three most visible women in American culture today: Kim Kardashian, who embodies sex and power, …

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Study: 911 calls fell in black neighborhoods after police violence against unarmed black men

MILWAUKEE --- The beating of Frank Jude Jr. 12 years ago by off-duty Milwaukee police officers rocked the city, leading to the largest number of firings in department history, federal convictions of seven officers and a series of reforms.<p>A new study reveals another unseen but far-reaching impact: …

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Geena Davis Wants to Solve Hollywood's Gender Gap Problem With New Tech Tool

Actress Geena Davis has a new weapon in her arsenal for her decades-long battle against gender inequality in Hollywood.<p>At a global symposium in New York City on Thursday, she unveiled the Geena Davis Inclusion Quotient (or GD-IQ). The new tool, sponsored by Google and crafted at the University of …

Creating economic opportunities and a future for refugee and rural women in Lebanon

<b>Crossposted from UN Women.</b><p><i>Women entrepreneurs from refugee and host communities in Lebanon are using their unique skills and creativity to build their own model of social stability in Lebanon while launching economically viable businesses.</i><p>Refugee and rural women in host country, Lebanon, learn to …

10 Incredible World Leaders Who Prove Why We Need Women in Power

If, as historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich noted, well-behaved women seldom make history, we're happy to live in an era of so many female miscreants. You'll find a whole host of boundary-pushing, noisemaking young ladies at the International Women's Empowerment Summit, hosted this fall by the Ministry …

The Politics of Pockets

The history of pockets isn’t just sexist, it’s political<p>Much has been written about how sexism dictates whether a garment gets usable pockets. While class unquestionably plays a part, men’s clothing tends to have capacious, visible pockets; women’s clothing tends to have small pockets, if any at …

Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Xia Lin Sentenced to 12 Years for ‘Fraud’

A Beijing court today sentenced a well-known Chinese human rights lawyer to 12 years behind bars for fraud.<p>Xia Lin (夏霖), 46, who has been in detention since late 2014, was accused of stealing CNY10 million (US$1.5 million) from several individuals to pay off gambling debts. He denied the …

At a global gathering of feminists, one thing is clear: it's where you live that counts

Some 1,800 activists from radically different backgrounds at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development conference in Brazil tried to find common ground at a moment in history when women’s rights are being chipped away<p>There was a telling moment at last week’s women’s rights forum in Brazil …

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University of Wisconsin activists shake up student government

A group of 17 minority student activists running for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s student government secured a majority of the available positions on the Associated Students of Madison (ASM) Student Council.<p>In total 26 students ran on the recently formed slate, called the Blind Side. They …