"Birth of a Nation" director faces questions about past rape case, of which he was acquitted. Will the promotion of Kellyanne Conway along with the arrival of Steve Bannon bring women into the Trump camp? French towns ban swimsuit worn by some Muslim women.Watch Video
Can Clinton’s comfortable lead in the polls over Donald Trump lead to complacency? Growing up in “the other America” and how identity projects play a role in breaking the cycle of poverty.Watch Video
Who had the better convention - Democrats or Republicans? And can Hillary unify the Democratic Party? Did the focus on family help the DNC? And, the battle of the daughters - Ivanka Trump versus Chelsea Clinton. PANEL: Debra Carnahan, Amber Smith, Jenifer Rajkumar, Jennifer HigginsWatch Video
Director faces questions about past, Trump's shake-up, and French towns ban burkinis.
Dr. Aiken on why the 2016 presidential election and cyberbullying between candidates.
The third-party vote is unusually big this year — bigger than in any presidential election since 1992. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein regularly combine for more than 10 percent of the vote in national polls. But despite those relatively strong showings, we know little about the partisan makeup of Johnson’s and Stein’s voters; there are enough of them to be worth tracking but too few to make up a meaningful sample in most individual surveys. Which party these voters favor outside of the presidential race could affect down-ballot races for the U.S. Senate and House
The election of Hassan Rouhani gave new momentum to Iran’s devout Muslim feminists – but the mullahs aren’t having it.
On Aug. 26, 1970, 50,000 women marched down New York City’s Fifth Avenue in an undeniable display of the strength of second-wave feminism. They were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote, but they were also protesting the limits and expectations placed on American womanhood, demanding changes to childcare and abortion policies and education and employment opportunities. Many abandoned their usual domestic duties for the day, with spiritual sisters across the country staging sit-ins and takeovers of all-male bars.
The Gender Pay Gap Means That More Women Will Be In Poverty Later In Life – But There Is Something The Government Can DoAugust 26, 2016 | Read More »
This week’s report by IFS illuminates the persistence of the gender pay gap. It highlights that women in paid work receive about 18 per cent less per hour than men, with the gap widening consistently for 12 years after a first child is born, by which point women receive a staggering 33 per cent less pay per hour than men. Women over 40 are most affected.
By: Sallie Bingham
I’ve been waiting to get on shore, but now I find waves of sentiment washing across my mood; this experience, with this boat and this crew, won’t be repeated. And it is precious. Yesterday we took the tender to Menemsha on Martha’s Vineyard, another of these seaside resort towns which easily become monotonous: the clam shack, the sailing boats and power boats tied to buoys, the little rowboats with motors skittering around. An attempt to walk left us on a trail through a bog and the deep, welcome shade of an oak forest, but in a matter of minutes, we were out on a paved road and that was the end of the “hike.”Read More »
By: Sallie Bingham
One of Oscar Wilde’s poems, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” has a line lamenting, “…that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky”—his feeling when jailed on charges of indecency or some such after his relationship with a young man was revealed. I used to repeat that line to myself when washing dishes in a Manhattan apartment beneath a window that opened onto an airshaft; now, it comes to mind in my tiny cabin with its porthole that shows a bit of sea and sky.Read More »
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