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EQUAL PAY DAY PUTS FOCUS ON WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE – APRIL 4

Equal Pay Day is today, April 4th! It was started in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity to draw attention to the gap between men and women’s wages. Equal Pay Day is always held in April to represent how far into the year women have to work to make what men made in…

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RHETORIC, PROFIT, REPEAT: ON MARKETPLACE FEMINISM

The word feminism has been deemed by some as "the f word", a polarizing identification that's reserved for the man-hater, bra burner, trouble maker, and family ruiner. To publicly identify as a feminist, especially if you were a celebrity, used to be highly taboo. Flash forward to 2016 and the word is on everyone's lips, minds, and tee shirts.…

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BUSINESSES + CELEBRITIES PLEDGE TO CLOSE THE WAGE GAP

The fight for equal rights has been an ongoing challenge for women that, in recent years, has finally been thrust into the limelight with the addition of many noteworthy supporters. Where "feminism" used to be seen as a sort of "dirty word," it is now part of common language. Many celebrities turned activists, such as Patricia Arquette, Meryl…

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PATRICIA ARQUETTE ADVOCATES FOR THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT, DO YOU?

While you may know Patricia Arquette from movie roles ranging from A Nightmare of Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, released in 1987, to Holes, released in 2003, it was her role in Boyhood that put her upon the Academy Award stage. Filmed from 2002 to 2012, Arquette received wide praise for her role, but it…

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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH 2015

There is an International Women's Day, and in the eighties in the U.S., there was a Women's Week, and now, since 1988, there is a whole month designated as Women's Month, or Women's History Month. We can't wait till there is a Women's History Year every year, but for now, the Month of March will…

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