How Arbitration Clauses Silence Women Speaking Out About Harassment
Therese Lawless has filed lawsuits against Silicon Valley’s most powerful companies, often for gender discrimination. But a growing trend of arbitration clauses in contracts is effectively silencing many of the women she represents.
Laura Rena Murray
Gender Equality is Necessary For a Sustainable Fishing Industry
Just like any other male-dominated industry, women fishers face discrimination, harassment and other gender-based disparities.
'Free the Nipple' Bernie Sanders Activist Sues LAPD for False Arrest, Assault
According to a lawsuit filed last week, after a 25-year-old woman allegedly removed the tape covering her nipples outside a Bernie Sanders rally in LA, all hell broke loose.
This Teen Was Fired from a Pizzeria for Asking for the Same Pay as Her Male Coworker
A single quarter might not seem like a lot of money for most, but for 17-year-old Jensen Walcott, the pocket change was indicative of a massive gender gap that still pervades much of the food industry and beyond.
Burger King's Parent Company Votes Not to Add Women to Its All-Male Board
A proposal to create a formal diversity policy aimed at increasing the number of women on RBI’s board was firmly rejected this week.
New York's Bartenders Can No Longer Refuse to Serve Pregnant Women Alcohol
City officials are now warning bartenders that hindering a pregnant woman’s right to drink in public is a discriminatory act.
Why These South Asian Desserts Are Fighting Sexism
South Asian culture traditionally marks the birth of a baby boy by giving sweets known as ladoo. For girls, there is no such celebration, something gender equality activist Raj Khaira hopes to change with her Pink Ladoo Campaign.
Student Loan Debt Is Leaving Women Broke and Vulnerable
More women are going to college than ever before—but once they graduate, they have more debt and less pay than their male peers. And it's creating a systemic wealth gap that lasts a lifetime.
Indian Sprinter Dutee Chand Wins "Gender Test" Appeal, Cleared to Run Again
Dutee Chand, an Indian sprinter suspended for excessive (though natural) levels of testosterone, won her appeal and can race again.
Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Is Appealing Her Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
In March, a jury cleared Kleiner Perkins of all claims against the venture capital firm.
Female Athletes in Egypt Face Low Pay and Little Support
In a country with stringent gender norms, women are discouraged from playing sports and even Olympic-level female athletes are expected to retire when they become mothers.
Why Women in Tech Need to Start Flipping Tables
"It certainly was very satisfying to write."