• Racist Violence; Hollywood vs. Congress; Freelance Economy

    Racist Violence; Hollywood vs. Congress; Freelance Economy

    Racist Violence: Author Chloe Angyal's op-ed on white women's passive role in racist attacks. Hollywood vs. Congress: Actress Meryl Streep's call to action for equal rights for women. Freelance Economy: why the head of the Freelancers Union says freelancing is feminist.

  • State of the World's Fathers;<br>HeForShe; #TheNew10

    State of the World's Fathers;
    HeForShe; #TheNew10

    This Father's Day, we take a look at a report on how fatherhood is evolving, along with a panel made up of fathers. Plus, the progress of the UN's campaign to get men involved in gender equality. And, women will start appearing on $10 bills in 2020.

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  • Michelle Obama; Workplace Priorities;<br>Human Trafficking

    Michelle Obama; Workplace Priorities;
    Human Trafficking

    The First Lady speaks on race relations and becoming a role model. A new IWF study finds women value different things at work. The efforts made by Catholic Charities of Arkansas to stop trafficking in America.

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  • Becoming Papa

    Becoming Papa

    “Becoming Papa” travels an arduous journey with two Brazilian men who live in homes riven with domestic violence as they transition to living violence-free.

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Racist Violence; Hollywood vs. Congress; Freelance Economy

Racist Violence; Hollywood vs. Congress; Freelance Economy

Racist Violence: Author Chloe Angyal's op-ed on white women's passive role in racist attacks. Hollywood vs. Congress: ...

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TTC Extra: Supreme Court Says Same-Sex Marriage is a Right

TTC Extra: Supreme Court Says Same-Sex Marriage is a Right

This week the Supreme Court upheld the ruling that will provide health insurance subsidies to all qualifying Americans as ...

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TTC Millennial Voices
A Family That Sings Together Stays Together... Especially The First Family

July 01, 2015 <b>TTC Millennial Voices</b><br>A Family That Sings Together Stays Together... Especially The First Family

By Zoe Spielvogel

“So, are you a Democrat now?”

My brother Max asked me this seemingly profound question after I sent him a series of pictures from First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Girl Scout Campout held on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday evening.

I’ve always considered myself politically independent, seldom buying into the “fiscally conservative, socially liberal” line fellow non-partisans often like to throw around. I often find that members of both political parties have incredibly coherent and logical arguments – except when they, you know, don’t – and I usually side with whoever makes a more valid point in any given debate.

That being said, the Let’s Move! Outside Campout featured the President and the First Lady in a natural setting that almost made me forget that I was in the heart of global political activity. That is until my brother sprung that thought-provoking question on me.

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TTC Millennial Voices: My Feminist Awakening

June 30, 2015 TTC Millennial Voices: My Feminist Awakening

By Tongwa Aka

It's been five weeks, five weeks that have gone by with such rapidity that I cannot begin to comprehend. In five weeks I have matured as a person, a maturity that has come from being surrounded by successful women, who are making tremendous progress in a country where gender bias/inequality is still a predominant issue.

Prior to working here, I was aware of the issues that women face in today's society. Like a decent human being, I supported equality for all. I read articles and kept abreast of the women's movement. However, I lacked a passion for the subject. I looked on as an outsider, and I wasn't bothered enough because I felt that these issues do not affect me directly. Concerns like wage gaps between male and female employees or employment benefits for expecting mothers never irked me. Even though I agreed with most of the views of this movement, my attitude towards it was very passive.

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Women's News

#BeingFemaleInNigeria: Book Club Ignite Everyday Sexism Debate

July 01, 2015  | Read More »

Inspired by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s feminist pamphlet, a small Abuja-based book club have ignited nationwide conversation about everyday sexism in Nigeria. It all started at a small a book club meet up in the capital, led by Florence Warmate. The group of 15 women and men were discussing Adichie’s 2014 pocket-sized book: We Should All Be Feminists.

How 4 Gay Black Women Fought Back Against Sexual Harassment — And Landed In Jail

July 01, 2015  | Read More »

Everyone agrees on one thing: On the night of Aug. 18, 2006, Dwayne Buckle catcalled Patreese Johnson. Johnson and six of her friends, all young lesbians of color, were walking down Sixth Avenue in New York City's West Village to hang out at the clubs in one of the gayest neighborhoods in America. That's when Buckle, a then-28-year-old black filmmaker, called out to Johnson, who was 19 at the time, with an obscene comment.

Workplace Inequalities Force Women To Plan For Retirement Differently

July 01, 2015  | Read More »

With over sixty million baby boomers reaching age 65 in the next twenty years, many people are just beginning to plan for the vast challenges and opportunities presented in retirement. While proper retirement income planning is crucial to a dignified and secure retirement, planning will not look the same for everyone. One’s gender and demographics will shape when, how, and why he or she plans for retirement. While an individual’s savings, profession, family, and education are all important factors when planning for retirement, gender is often under represented as a crucial factor impacting retirement.

270 Reasons Women Choose Not To Have Children

July 01, 2015  | Read More »

Far too often, women who choose to be childfree are asked to defend their “immature,” “selfish” lifestyles. They’re told that motherhood is the “most important job in the world” and face accusations of living “meaningless” lives.

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