Women and Society

Why Olay Wants To #MakeSpaceForWomen at Super Bowl LIV With Taraji P. Henson

For this year’s Super Bowl LIV, Olay wants to #MakeSpaceForWomen with their newest spot, by Badger & Winters, that pays homage to the women of STEM who are blazing the trail for future generations. Olay’s ambitious new ad will continue the brand’s commitment to inspire women to “Face Anything’ while also addressing gender parity and giving back to STEM-based organizations,…

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Women’s Rights To Take Center Stage In 2020

World leaders, civil society and the private sector are preparing to make 2020 the biggest year yet for the advancement of women’s rights. Over the course of the year, thousands of people are expected to attend high-level UN events and forums in Mexico City and Paris to mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing platform for action, a landmark agreement to end gender…

Women Set New Records In Hollywood

This year the Academy has more women to consider than ever before. Several new studies reveal that women in Hollywood are breaking new ground, both in front of and behind the camera. But it’s not all good news, as the research reveals that the highest grossing films were still largely dominated by men.  Number Of Female Protagonists Increases The biggest…

It’s 2020 – Women’s Stories Deserve To Be Heard

There’s a scene toward the end of Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women, a starry-eyed update of Louisa May Alcott’s 19th-century novel, in which headstrong Jo (Saoirse Ronan), the character Alcott modeled on herself, anticipates decades of female creative doubt. A writer struggling to produce the popular, contrived sentimental stories of her day and slogging even harder to figure out what…

Michelle Williams’s Speech on Women’s Rights at Golden Globes

By Katherine Schaffstall Michelle Williams took home the best performance by an actress in a limited series or television movie award at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday. The actress was up against Kaitlyn Dever, Joey King, Helen Mirren and Merritt Wever for the honor. She began the speech by thanking the team behind Fosse/Verdon and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, before moving on…

Why We Need More Women in STEM and How AI Could Help Us Get There

Recently, Dr. France A. Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation, gave a presentation at the U.S. Council on Competitiveness meeting in Washington, D.C. She holds an extraordinary record of accomplishment and has made a tremendous impact on academia and the U.S.’s scientific community. Córdova is also the youngest person — and first woman — to serve as Chief Scientist at…

The 2010s: The Decade Women Fought Back

It seems like every year is dubbed the “year of the woman,” in recent memory at least, but for good reason. The back half of the 2010s, a breathtaking, world-changing decade now less than two weeks away from its long-awaited end, was dominated by the resurgent political consciousness of marginalized groups, including women. Fourth-wave feminism has produced words like “manspreading” and “mansplaining,”…

Sudan Crisis: Women Praise End Of Strict Public Order Law

Sudan has repealed a restrictive public order law that controlled how women acted and dressed in public. On Twitter, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok paid tribute to women who had “endured the atrocities that resulted from the implementation of this law”. The country’s transitional authorities also dissolved the party of former President Omar al-Bashir. Mr. Bashir seized power in a 1989…