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She was so infuriated by the support shown to Ham’s creationist views that she wrote an impassioned blog post about the need for science literacy and tweeted it out into the ether.
Her unique call to action? That the least expected yet potentially most effective champions of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) could be… actresses. On Women's Day, Iceland Becomes First Country to Require Pay Equality. While women's rights activists marched worldwide to demand equal pay on Wednesday, Iceland celebrated International Women's Day by becoming the first country in the world to require that businesses prove they offer equal pay to their employees.
The Nordic nation is the first to make this mandatory for both public and private firms, where wages are difficult to mandate, the Independent reports. The new law will require every company with 25 or more staff to obtain a certificate demonstrating that they pay all employees equally “regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or nationality.” Thousands of Icelandic women left their workplaces at 2:38pm in October and joined a demonstrated outside parliament to protest the gender pay gap.
According to unions and women's groups, differences in pay with men mean that women in Iceland effectively work for free after that time each day. A new commemorative coin depicts Lady Liberty as a black woman, and it’s gorgeous. U.S.
Girls and Power in the Age of Trump. This story is part of a WNYC multimedia project called The People’s Guide to Power, which came out of the wave of activism that followed the 2016 presidential election.
Get a closer look at how government works in our region – and how it doesn’t. See video and hear the stories of people who chose to get involved — some with more luck than others. And learn how you can take some first steps into the fray. For many women and girls, Nov. 9 was a primal scream kind of moment. Hillary Clinton conceded to Donald Trump after an election cycle that churned up issues of misogyny, sexual assault and "locker-room talk. " In her concession speech, Clinton addressed girls in particular. Famous Viking Warrior Was a Woman, DNA Reveals. Dignity kits distribution begins for Barbuda women and girls impacted by Hurricane Irma and Jose. NASA Dedicates Building To Hidden Figures Heroine Katherine Johnson. Georgia Tech Dancer Raianna Brown Shares Why She Kneels. Hundreds of NFL and WNBA players took a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial violence this weekend, furthering a movement started by quarterback Colin Kaepernick last season.
No White House Invite for Champion Women's Basketball Team. Dawn Staley and her champion South Carolina Gamecocks are still waiting for their invite to the White House.
"We haven't gotten an invitation yet and that in itself speaks volumes," the women's basketball coach told The Associated Press in a phone interview on Friday night. Miss Peru contestants accuse country of not measuring up on gender violence. It was that moment in the beauty pageant where the contestants come forward, introduce themselves and then announce their bust, waist and hip measurements.
But in the opening segment of Sunday night’s televised Miss Peru contest, a whole different set of figures were presented to the audience as each competitor listed a hard-hitting statistic about violence against women in the South American country. This Woman Is Said to Rival Einstein, and She's Only 23. Einstein For Millennials At age 14, Sabrina Pasterski walked onto the MIT campus to request notarization of aircraft worthiness for her single-engine plane.
She built it herself and had already flown the craft solo, so even within the bastion of brilliance that is MIT, people were interested. Nine years have passed, and now Pasterski is an MIT graduate and Harvard Ph.D. candidate in physics at age 23. (You can stay up to date with her many published papers and talks on her website, PhysicsGirl.com.)
Want proof of the outsized value of women in public office? Look to the health care fight: Mark Wilson/Getty Images Anyone currently hosting a dance party on the grave of the Senate’s disastrous health care bill can thank Republican women for the freshly-packed soil.
After Republican men failed to come up with a health care proposal their own party could abide, a desperate Sen. Mitch McConnell tried on Tuesday to simply repeal Obamacare as a half-measure that might help the legislators save face. Three Republican women—Sens. Mashable. The term mansplaining came from an author who had a man explain her own book to her.
Now, men are explaining not just the contents of books ... but the act of writing a book itself. Taylor Swift Goes to a Darker Place: Discuss - NYTimes.com.