Womens-rights

To Men Afraid Of “False Rape Accusations:” Try Being A Woman

If you don’t want to be accused of sexual assault, don’t sexually assault anyone.

She Said It: The Best Tweets Of This Week (4 – 11 August)

Oh yeah, she said it! This week some badass babes were tweeting about abortion, gun control and women’s rights. 

After Incarceration — How Separated Families Reunite

The trauma from parental incarceration can have a profound impact on families.

16 Malala Yousafzai Quotes To Inspire You This #MalalaDay

“If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?” – Malala Yousafzai.

17 Reasons Abortion Should Be A Basic Human Right

If you aren’t mad about this, you aren’t paying attention.

What It’s Like Having A Period When You Live On The Streets

“You just feel disgusting and there’s nothing you can do.”

Yes, I’ve Been Sexually Harassed. No, I’m Not Posting “Me Too.”

I’ve been telling my stories for years. When will it finally matter?

Here’s What You Need To Know About Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Neil Gorsuch has a bad track record when it comes to women’s rights.

President Trump Puts A Global Gag Order On Abortion

“Women’s health and rights are now one of the first casualties of the Trump administration.”

Ohio Passes Bill Banning Abortions As Early As 6 Weeks Into Pregnancy

Many women don’t even know they’re pregnant at that stage.

Why We Need To Stop Forgiving Problematic Feminist Celebrities

We’re excusing bad behavior under the guise of equality.

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Restrictions

The court rules that Texas law placed “an undue burden on abortion access.”

Amal Clooney Gives Donald Trump A Run For His Money

The war against misogyny and Islamophobia has officially begun.

Investigation Uncovers Shocking ‘Baby Farm’ In India

An underground operation has been selling babies for just $1400.

UN Issues Compensation Order For Woman Denied Abortion

“It’s time for Peru to clarify and implement its safe abortion guidelines.”

Australian Women Outraged Over Potential Pap Smear Costs

Changes to Australia’s healthcare system could see women coughing up for pap smears.

New Study Reveals More Johns Are CEOs Than Women

Just when you thought we were making progress in the fight for gender equality a new report has been released that revealed there are fewer women CEOs in the workforce than CEOs named John. That’s right, more men named John run companies than women altogether!

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The US study conducted by Ernst and Young says: “Only 16 per cent of S&P 1500 board seats are held by women – less than the proportion of seats held by directors named John, Robert, James and William.”

This means that for every women on the board, there are four Johns, Roberts, James’ and Williams’. That’s not even including blokes with a different name. Furthermore, the study also went on to reveal that the proportion of women on boards has increased by “only 5 percentage point over the last 10 years.”

And while it’s still positive that the number has actually increased, Ernst and Young revealed that the companies had grown in size, raising the question as to whether “boards are holistically refreshing or simply adding more directors?”

So does this mean that the gender gap isn’t closing like we’re led to believe and findings are actually based on larger board sizes?

“In general, more women are being appointed to board and executive leadership positions though change continues to be gradual,” according to the study.

They say slow and steady wins the race, but if this study is anything to go by it appears the race is dominated by males. So let me ask you: Should we be stepping outside our comfort zones and pushing even harder for more female contenders, or is the corporate hierarchy just more appealing to men?

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