It's been 26 years since the so-called "Year of the Woman," when a record number of women were elected to Congress in 1992. Four senators and 24 representatives were sent to Capitol Hill, following contentious Supreme Court hearings for then-nominee Clarence Thomas, who was accused by Anita Hill of sexual harassment.
In a society built on patriarchal norms, it is no surprise that women often face harassment on various social media platforms — especially in professions like journalism and politics, where women are in the public eye. On Tuesday, the human rights organization Amnesty International released the largest study of its kind emphasizing the scale in which women endure online abuse.
In the gospel stories, Mary the mother of Jesus is a humble, devout young woman of her time – which means she has little choice in the matter.
The QuÃ©bec government has recently announced its plan to ban civil servants from wearing religious symbols.
Anti-feminist politicos and talk show yakkers try to ridicule the reality that women in our rich and advanced society might endure any "oppression." America isn't Afghanistan, they snort. Women here get to vote. Girls play all kinds of sports and can grow up to be astronauts or CEOs or anything. Why, we even had one nominated for president two years ago! Well, women certainly have made strides from the colonial chauvinism of 1789, and they've escaped much of the suffocating paternalism of the "Father Knows Best" years. But is that our highest standard? It's ridiculous, dishonest and socially destructive to pretend that the 51 percent majority of us are getting anywhere near the fair share of power and respect they're due.
After Israeli forces shot her 15-year-old cousin in the head with a rubber bullet last December, Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian girl from Nabi Saleh in the West Bank, stood up to the occupying Israeli forces and was arrested and charged for slapping a soldier. The story of the activist went viral.
Late on the afternoon of Dec. 6, 1989, 25-year-old Marc LÃ©pine entered Ã‰cole Polytechnique de MontrÃ©al armed with a semi-automatic weapon.
This GOP Senator Admits There Are Still Serious Doubts About Brett Kavanaugh's Claims of Innocence - But Voted for Him Anyway
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) made a stunning admission Tuesday on ABC's "The View." He still harbors serious doubts about Justice Brett Kavanaugh's innocence of the sexual assault allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford, but he voted to put him on the Supreme Court anyway.
Trump Absurdly Claimed It's 'A Scary Time' for Men - And This Woman Shut Him Down with an Epic Musical Fact-Check
In the midst of the controversial Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh ($%^&#@!), Donald Trump stood on the lawn of the White House and said, “It's a scary time for young men in America.” For the millions of women who’ve been sexually assaulted, it was rage-inducing to hear Donald Trump complain that men are the ones truly in danger.
Lynzy Lab decided to channel her anger into a song called It’s A Scary Time, and its is fan-freaking-tastic.
Take a listen (you can watch the video and read the full lyrics below) and share with those who need a lift today. And like Lynzy Lab says, “let’s make some noise” on Nov. 6.
I CAN’T WALK TO MY CAR LATE AT NIGHT WHILE ON THE PHONE
I CAN’T OPEN UP MY WINDOWS WHEN I’M HOME ALONE
I CAN’T GO TO A BAR WITHOUT A CHAPERONE
AND I CAN’T WEAR A MINI SKIRT IF ITS THE ONLY ONE I OWN
I CAN’T USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AFTER 7 PM
I CAN’T BE BRUTALLY HONEST WHEN YOU SLIDE INTO MY DMS
I CAN’T GO TO THE CLUB JUST TO DANCE WITH MY FRIENDS
AND I CAN’T EVER LEAVE MY DRINK UNATTENDED
BUT IT SURE IS A SCARY TIME FOR BOYS
YEAH GENTLEMEN! BAND TOGETHER, MAKE SOME NOISE
ITS REALLY TOUGH WHEN YOUR REPUTATION’S ON THE LINE
AND ANY WOMAN YOU’VE ASSAULTED COULD TURN UP ANYTIME
YEAH, IT SURE IS A SCARY TIME FOR GUYS
CAN’T SPEAK TO ANY WOMEN OR LOOK THEM IN THE EYES
ITS SO CONFUSING, IS IT RAPE OR IS IT JUST BEING NICE?
SO INCONVENIENT THAT YOU EVEN HAVE TO THINK TWICE
I CAN’T LIVE IN AN APARTMENT IF IT'S ON THE FIRST FLOOR I CAN’T BE WEARING SILK PAJAMAS WHEN I ANSWER THE DOOR
I CAN’T HAVE ANOTHER DRINK EVEN IF I WANT MORE
I CAN’T MAKE YOU FEEL INVALID, UNSEEN, OR IGNORED
I CAN’T JOG AROUND THE CITY WITH HEADPHONES ON MY EARS
I CAN’T SPEAK OUT AGAINST MY RAPIST AFTER 35 YEARS
I CAN’T BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY IF I'M HOLDING BACK TEARS
AND I CAN’T EVER SPEAK EARNESTLY ABOUT ALL MY FEARS
BUT IT SURE IS A SCARY TIME FOR DUDES
CAN’T TEXT A GIRL REPEATEDLY ASKING FOR NUDES
CAN’T MAKE HER HAVE SEX WHEN SHE’S NOT IN THE MOOD
AND WHAT GIVES HER THE RIGHT TO GIVE YOU ATTITUDE??
YEAH, IT SURE IS A SCARY TIME FOR MEN
GIRLS LIKE TO ACT LIKE YOU’RE TO BLAME AND THEY’RE THE VICTIMS
HER DRESS WAS SHORT AND SHE WAS DRUNK, SHE’S NOT SO INNOCENT
THANK GOD YOUR DAD’S THE JUDGE AND YOU WON’T BE CONVICTED
OH WAIT...THAT’S RIGHT… IT’S NOT SUCH A SCARY TIME FOR BOYS
THEY’VE ALWAYS HAD THE UPPER HAND, THEY’VE ALWAYS HAD A CHOICE
IT’S TIME FOR WOMEN TO RISE UP, USE OUR COLLECTIVE VOICE
THE DAY TO VOTE’S NOVEMBER 6, SO LET’S GO MAKE SOME NOISE
Women's Equality Day Arrives As Record Number of Female Candidates Appear on Ballots in November Midterms
Today, August 26, is Women’s Equality Day. It’s the day in 1920 that the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was formally adopted, giving women the right to vote. It was finally fully ratified eight days earlier when Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the constitutional amendment, giving it the needed three-fourths of all states. August 26 is also the day designated by Congress in 1971 to commemorate American women getting their voting rights.
GOP Candidate Says People Are Only Complaining About His Sexism to Distract from How Great the GDP Is
Mark Harris, a former Baptist minister running for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, has faced intense scrutiny for a serious of misogynistic sermons he gave in recent years. But he has refused to back down or apologize for any of it.