Tag: Women and Girls

Kamala Harris Announces Plan to Close the Gender Pay Gap

Senator Kamala Harris of California on Monday announced a proposal to close the gender wage gap by requiring larger companies to certify that men and women are paid equally, in an effort to combat wage discrimination on a federal level. Unlike previous federal legislation regarding the pay gap, which asked workers to report or sue […]

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A Transgender Woman Who Was Attacked in Dallas Last Month Has Been Found Dead

When a transgender woman was attacked in a Dallas parking lot in April, cellphone camera footage of the episode made national headlines, and the police investigated it as a possible hate crime. A month later, on Sunday, the Dallas Police Department announced that the woman, Muhlaysia Booker, 23, had been shot and killed. The police […]

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What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 Weeks Pregnant?

Now that several states have passed bills that effectively ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, the new laws are raising a lot of questions about early pregnancy and miscarriage treatments. The fetal heartbeat can typically be seen on an ultrasound at around six weeks into pregnancy, but many women have no idea […]

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Nxivm Trial: Naked Meetings and Photos for Sex Cult ‘Grandmaster’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] At the start of the meetings, female members of the so-called sex cult Nxivm — the “slaves” — would offer a tribute to their “master,” Keith Raniere, the group’s leader. The women would remove their clothes and array themselves […]

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‘I Don’t Even Know How to Talk to the Other Side About This’

Kay Ivey, Alabama’s Republican governor, this week signed some of the most restrictive abortion legislation this country has seen in decades into law. In response, thousands of women took up the #YouKnowMe hashtag torch on social media, sharing their abortion stories and urging others to do the same. Readers whose beliefs place them on both […]

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Post-Roe America Could Be Worse Than Anything That Came Before

This week, Alabama’s governor signed legislation banning most abortions without exceptions for rape or incest, with sentences of up to 99 years in prison for abortion providers. It follows a measure that Georgia’s governor signed last week effectively banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and that is worded in a way that could […]

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An Art Show for Hundreds of Women. And That’s Just the Artists.

What would you do, a friend asked the artist C. Finley, if you could curate the Whitney Biennial? Easy, Ms. Finley replied: It would be all women. “The Whitney Houston Biennial!” her friend announced. That was in 2014. Ms. Finley laughed, and then she got to work — from that throwaway line, a festival was […]

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On the Front Lines of the War on Women

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alabama weather will make you sweat like you never knew possible. Our summers last seven months, and we get two weeks of spring if we’re lucky. As it happens, Tuesday was one of those rare spring days; outside the Statehouse there was a breeze. But inside, up in the gallery, where religious […]

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‘Booksmart’ and How Hollywood Stopped Fearing Lesbian Teens

Jokes about masturbation, crushing on a cool girl from afar, messy first sexual experiences, bodily fluids in places they shouldn’t be, porn in places it shouldn’t be. Olivia Wilde’s directing debut “Booksmart” has many of the moments we’ve come to expect from a gross-out high school comedy, except this time, the teenager on a merry […]

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Olivia Wilde, Director: ‘It Grosses Me Out’ That This Is My First Job Not Based on Looks

Before Olivia Wilde was a first-time feature director or the star of innumerable projects that she was told would make her the Next Big Thing, she was one more Hollywood newcomer looking for guidance. It was in this unsettled period when Wilde, then around 20, spotted Tilda Swinton at a Golden Globes party, sidled up […]

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Overlooked No More: Grace Banker, Whose ‘Hello Girls’ Decoded Calls in World War I

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. By Kasia Pilat The alarm went off at 2:15 a.m. Grace Banker stirred awake and roused three of the women she was bunking with. Groggily, they shared a quick breakfast by candlelight, then reported to their […]

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In Abortion Fight, 2020 Female Candidates Lead Call to Arms

For Senator Elizabeth Warren, the moment brought up memories of “back alley butchers” and “desperate women.” Senator Kamala Harris compared it to “a scene from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’” And Senator Kirsten Gillibrand warned about a “war on women,” calling for Americans to “fight like hell.” Female presidential candidates have charged into the battle over the […]

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Abortion Opponents Think They’re Winning. Have They Set Themselves Up to Fail?

Abortion foes in state legislatures seem awfully sure of themselves lately. By passing bills that would severely restrict abortion, lawmakers in Alabama and Georgia have in effect asked the Supreme Court not only to overturn Roe v. Wade immediately, but also to recognize the personhood of the fetus. The history of the abortion debate suggests, […]

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Editorial Observer: The Nuclear Weapons Sisterhood

In the mid-1990s, Laura Holgate, then a senior Defense Department official, was in Moscow leading a delegation to discuss ways the United States could help the Russians secure plutonium from dismantled nuclear weapons. After a male Russian official gave a confusing explanation about the Kremlin’s storage plans, she sought clarification. The Russian, his voice dripping […]

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Work in America Is Greedy. But It Doesn’t Have to Be.

The best employees show unending loyalty to work, staying long hours and being on call for bosses or clients. At least, that’s the credo of 21st-century American capitalism. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Even though long, unpredictable hours have become a feature of many jobs, and people who work them now earn […]

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In India’s Elections, Female Candidates Still Need the Blessings of Men

GAINDAWAS, India — Swati Yadav had lost count of the number of village campaign stops she had made since her morning began — was it 27, or 28? She was doggedly stumping for a parliamentary seat through 100-degree temperatures in the northern Indian state of Haryana this month. But the biggest struggle in many places […]

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In India’s Elections, Female Candidates Still Need Men’s Blessings

GAINDAWAS, India — Swati Yadav had lost count of the number of village campaign stops she had made since her morning began — was it 27, or 28? She was doggedly stumping for a parliamentary seat through 100-degree temperatures in the northern Indian state of Haryana this month. But the biggest struggle in many places […]

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Stuff Your ‘Rules’

It was the worst of times; just trust me on this. It was a time when almost every single movie ended with a wedding, no iota of nuance to be found anywhere, even if the woman in the movie had just spent 83 minutes prior making a case as to why she didn’t want to […]

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