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'I Was Angry.' Taylor Swift on What Powered Her Sexual Assault Testimony

Before the Harvey Weinstein allegations broke, and before #MeToo swept the Internet, Taylor Swift testified in court on Aug. 10 about being assaulted …

Sexual Harassment

The Choice

TIME’s editor-in-chief on why the Silence Breakers are the Person of the Year<p>It became a hashtag, a movement, a reckoning. But it began, as great …

Tarana Burke

Estate Tax Repeal Is Really 'The Donald Trump, Jr. Relief Act'

Donald Trump claims that his giant tax cut proposal would do nothing to benefit the very rich like himself and his family. In reality a major portion of that proposal – the repeal of the estate tax – could reasonably be named: “The Donald Trump, Jr. Relief Act.”<p>That’s because it would provide …

Donald Trump

Taste Beyond The Tongue

American poverty is moving to the suburbs

In his inaugural address, US president Donald Trump listed out the problems he saw in a declining America. At the top of his list: “Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities.” It was not the first time Trump had spoken of urban poverty. “Our inner cities are a disaster,” Trump …

The impact of raising the federal minimum wage to $12 by 2020 on workers, businesses, and the economy: Testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Member Forum

Ranking Member Scott, members of the committee, and Members of the Democratic Caucus, thank you for inviting me to speak with you today. My name is …

Economics

60 Million People Depend on the Incomes of Low-Wage Workers in America: Increasing the federal minimum wage would benefit on average more than 135,000 people in each Congressional district

More than 60 million people, including more than 15 million children, live in American households that depend on the earnings of a low-wage worker, …

Inequality Between America's Rich and Poor Is at a 30-Year High

The economic distance between the nation's wealthiest and everyone else has been growing.<p>There are many ways to compare finances, but perhaps a more holistic measure of financial health looks at household wealth, a comparison of what a family’s assets (home, cars, investments and bank accounts) are …

45 Million Americans Still Stuck Below Poverty Line: Census

Despite five years of economic recovery, poverty is still stubbornly high in America.<p>More than 45 million people, or 14.5 percent of all Americans, lived below the poverty line last year, the Census Bureau reported on Tuesday. The percentage of Americans in poverty fell from 15 percent in 2012, the …

Every geek movie we're excited about in 2017

Construction

Wealth Inequality in America

2-Ingredient Nutella Brownies

<i>2-Ingredient Nutella Brownies Recipe</i><p>by Emma Christensen<p>Is there anything Nutella can't do? It's already basically the most amazing substance known to …

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 …

Health Care

Wealth Divides

Income inequality is on the rise. Explore the geographic fault lines separating America's richest and poorest urban communities.

3 Women Make History As The Marines' First Female Infantrymen

Three women have made strides to become the first female members of a Marine Corps infantry unit, and along the way have changed the military branch from the inside out.<p>The women ― whose names and ranks aren’t being released ― will join the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines in North Carolina, Corps …

Military

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 …

Feminism

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 …

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