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Positively Bi: Gender Differences in Stigma Against Bisexuals

<i>In the "Positively Bi" series, bisexual activists A.J. Walkley and Patrick RichardsFink explore questions about bisexuality. This first post in the series tackles the question of whether there is more stigma against male bisexuals than against female bisexuals.</i><p><b>A.J.:</b> I wanted to address this …

Sexuality

Beyoncé Writes Essay on Gender Equality

Girls may run the world, but Beyoncé is making it known that they don’t have the paychecks to show for it.<p>The singer has written an essay for The …

Young Woman Explains Why She Identifies as 'Queer' (VIDEO)

<i>I'm From Driftwood is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit archive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer stories. New stories are posted on the site every Wednesday.</i><p>For her whole life, Jaime-Jin Lewis has felt like an "other." She explains why:<p>[F]rom being an Asian American, being female, being a …

Minimum Wages and Women's Wage Inequality: They're Intimately Related

I think this is a pretty remarkable picture that hasn't gotten enough attention, perhaps because it's a touch complex. It shows the relationship between wage inequality among women workers and the minimum wage, and the fit is very tight.<p>The blue line shows the gap in pay between middle- and …

Economics

How the Right Wing Is Killing Women

According to a report released last week in the widely-respected health research journal, <i>The Lancet</i>, the United States now ranks 60th out of 180 countries on maternal deaths occurring during pregnancy and childbirth.<p>To put it bluntly, for every 100,000 births in America last year, 18.5 women died. …

Health Care

Belle : A Lesson in the Timelessness of Racism and Misogyny Against Black Women

It's not often that audiences are exposed to a portrayal of racism that is viewed through the lens of black women. Dido Elizabeth Belle, a mixed-race woman in 1700s England, was the daughter of an admiral and an enslaved African woman. The film <i>Belle</i>, which was released nationwide this weekend, …

Feminism