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How women can restore America's middle class

Before World War II raged, 12 million women comprised a quarter of America’s workforce. Conflagration drew another 6 million into the war effort. …

Florida woman earns middle class salary selling positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist

A Florida woman who is six months pregnant has found a creative, albeit immoral, way to make some extra cash this holiday season.<p>The Jacksonville woman posted an ad on Craigslist in which she explicitly said she does not care why or how the positive pregnancy tests are used, only that she is …

Selling

Diane Sawyer to Expose 'Startling' Middle Class Struggle in New Special

ABC’s “My Reality: A Hidden America” took over a year of reporting<p>ABC News will debut a new Diane Sawyer “20/20” special called “My Reality: A Hidden …

How to Kill the Middle Class

Strangling public-sector unions in Wisconsin has shrunk teachers’ pay and benefits. Who’s next?<p>Back in 2009, Rick Erickson was happy with his job as a teacher in one of the state’s northernmost school districts on the shores of Lake Superior. He made $35,770 a year teaching chemistry and physics, …

The Link Between Race and Solitary Confinement

Men of color are overrepresented in isolation, while whites are typically underrepresented.<p>Stark disparities in prisoners’ treatment are embedded into criminal-justice systems at the city, county, state, and federal levels, and have disproportionate, negative effects on men of color. A new …

Homelessness declining in nation's cities, but hunger is on the rise

Even though homelessness in America's cities continues to decline, food banks and pantries are still being stretched thin as the number of people seeking emergency food assistance climbs, according to a survey of mayors from 38 of the nation's cities.<p>The number of people seeking emergency food …

Income Inequality

St. Kitts Island Guide

It's time for women to run for office

With warmth and wit, Halla Tómasdóttir shares how she overcame media bias, changed the tone of the political debate and surprised her entire nation …

National Geographic Determined What Americans Will Look Like in 2050, and It's Beautiful

It's no secret that interracial relationships are trending upward, and in a matter of years we'll have Tindered, OKCupid-ed and otherwise sexed …

Airlines have no idea what to do when people are sexually assaulted on flights

Dana T. had never felt more excited about her life.<p>In April, she'd landed what she calls her "dream job," working in sales at a global travel company. Like every other employee, she would need to attend training at the company's headquarters in Cologne, Germany.<p>So on May 7 she arrived at the …

Lawsuit: Cops made women shake breasts in traffic stop

DETROIT — A lawsuit filed against four Michigan police officers accuses them of making two women expose their breasts and shake them during an early morning traffic stop.<p>At least one officer from the Hazel Park Police Department allegedly recorded the incident on a cellphone — but when asked for …

Crime

UNC student says she was raped by football player

<b>(CNN) —</b> A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student has gone public about her alleged rape on campus by a football player, claiming prosecutors and the university have been slow to bring justice.<p>Delaney Robinson, a sophomore at the university, told reporters in Raleigh she was assaulted …

Title IX

Women have already taken back Trump's 'nasty woman' insult

In what may be the fastest case of reappropriation in this election cycle, women have already taken back one of the insults Republican nominee Donald Trump lobbed at Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during Wednesday night's debate.<p>"Such a nasty woman," Trump interjected as Clinton answered a …

Presidential Debate

Ladies First

Hillary Clinton has campaigned by bringing women up on stage alongside her—cooperating with them, instead of competing.<p>In the battle of the sexes, 2016 has brought no shortage of new lows. The phrase “pussy grabbing” is now officially part of our cultural lexicon. Whether or not you hold sexist …

Why Men Fear a Female President

Chants of “Lock her up!” (and worse) have been well-documented during the 2016 election, and misogynistic comments that have accompanied Hillary Clinton’s candidacy are not likely to abate anytime soon. Adapted from Peter Beinart’s article, “Fear of a Female President” this short video explains the …

The Original ‘Nasty Woman’

For centuries, Medusa has been used to criticize powerful women. So it’s no surprise the mythological Gorgon has re-emerged this election cycle.<p>As a professor of English, I teach a humanities course on female icons in pop culture, and one of the first examples my students learn about is Medusa. A …

Did racism and sexism elect Trump?

In the aftermath of the biggest upset in U.S political history, people are groping to find the reasons why. One popular explanation is that racism and misogyny elected Donald Trump. As Jenée Desmond-Harris wrote in Vox, "Never underestimate the power of racism and bigotry." He brought out the worst …

Women Make Up Majority of U.S. Law Students for First Time

For the first time, women make up a majority of law students, holding just over 50 percent of the seats at accredited law schools in the United States.<p>The number of men and women enrolled in juris doctorate programs has been nearly equal for a number of years, but this is the first time women have …

The Sexism They Faced

One colleague’s constant refrain: “When are you going to have babies and quit?”<p><i>This is the seventh story in a seven-part series looking at women’s ambitions in the years following college.</i><p>When we began this project we knew the odds were good that we’d hear stories about sexism and sexual harassment …

Evidence of the Superiority of Female Doctors

New research estimates that if all physicians were female, 32,000 fewer Americans would die every year.<p>Salaries for female physicians average some $19,879—eight percent—lower than male physicians. At academic hospitals, male physicians receive more research funding and are more than twice as likely …