equality

I received death threats for calling the Mr Men books sexist

I received death threats for calling the Mr Men books sexist

I tweeted after spotting Mr Clever sighing and taking way too much pleasure in mansplaining something to Little Miss Curious.

Baltimore Museum of Art’s Pledge to Buy Art by Women Doesn’t Go Far Enough, Critics Say

Critics, artists and arts workers are asking how just one year of buying art by women is supposed to radically change an institution.
Miss World bans model because she’s a mum

Miss World bans model because she’s a mum

Veronika Didusenko, 24, says the rules are 'outdated and sexist'.
Clarence Thomas: The 'Modern-Day Liberal' Has Been Bigger 'Impediment’ than 'Klansmen'

Clarence Thomas: The 'Modern-Day Liberal' Has Been Bigger 'Impediment’ than 'Klansmen'

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said "the modern-day liberal" has proven to be a bigger "impediment" than those he was initially wary of – people like the "bigot in the pickup truck" or
After 33 years in modeling, Naomi Campbell is finally getting to work with black photographers

After 33 years in modeling, Naomi Campbell is finally getting to work with black photographers

While diversity and inclusion are mainstream ideas by now, in many professions, like photography, it's not yet a given that you'll find much of either.
Elizabeth Warren Ramps Up Attacks on Apple Card Bias Claims

Elizabeth Warren Ramps Up Attacks on Apple Card Bias Claims

Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown want the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to examine allegations of bias against women who applied for an Apple Inc. credit card underwritten
Corbyn Campaign Hit by Fresh Storm Over Antisemitism: U.K. Votes

Corbyn Campaign Hit by Fresh Storm Over Antisemitism: U.K. Votes

Jeremy Corbyn is again embroiled in a row over antisemitism, after the U.K.’s chief rabbi suggested the Labour leader is unfit for high office and said a “new poison -- sanctioned from the very top --
Unrest Risks a Domino Effect in Latin America

Unrest Risks a Domino Effect in Latin America

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Female Board Representation’s Surprising Champion Is Africa

Female Board Representation’s Surprising Champion Is Africa

Africa, a continent blighted by the world’s highest maternal mortality rate and scant legal protection for women, beats all other regions globally in the proportion of females on company boards.
Uruguayans Start Voting as Opposition Eyes Return to Presidency

Uruguayans Start Voting as Opposition Eyes Return to Presidency

Uruguayans vote for their next president on Sunday in a runoff in which polls suggest that opposition leader Luis Lacalle Pou will end 15 years of left-wing rule.
Namibia’s Ruling Party Faces Unexpectedly Challenging Vote

Namibia’s Ruling Party Faces Unexpectedly Challenging Vote

Namibia votes Wednesday in an election that promises to be far removed from the overwhelming victories enjoyed by former liberation movement SWAPO since independence in 1990.
Gifted education in America is finally moving past its legacy of inequality

Gifted education in America is finally moving past its legacy of inequality

Increasingly, schools aren't relying on a single test to identify who belongs in gifted-and-talented classes.
1 in 4 black and Asian voters not registered to vote

1 in 4 black and Asian voters not registered to vote

A number of BAME voters either don't realise they are entitled to vote, or don't know how to register.
South Africa’s Epidemic of Hate

South Africa’s Epidemic of Hate

From the highest level of government to the grassroots, the country is blaming foreigners for economic woes.
The unique role corporations played in the fight for LGBTQ rights

The unique role corporations played in the fight for LGBTQ rights

Carlos Ball, author of "The Queering of Corporate America," explains how gay rights activists and corporations went from adversaries to partners.
A New Race to Win: With a New Brand Sponsor, Alysia Montaño Is Ready to Change the Game for Women Athletes

A New Race to Win: With a New Brand Sponsor, Alysia Montaño Is Ready to Change the Game for Women Athletes

“The marathon continues” may have been Nipsey Hussle’s signature line (may he rest in peace), but it is equally applicable to champion American middle-distance runner and fellow 2019 Root 100 honoree
The 15 countries where the gender pay gap swings in favour of women

The 15 countries where the gender pay gap swings in favour of women

Research suggests equal pay remains a 'distant dream' for many women in the UK, but there are 15 countries where the pay gap favours them.
Women should know what their male colleagues earn to stamp out gender pay gap

Women should know what their male colleagues earn to stamp out gender pay gap

The majority of women working in the UK have no idea what their male colleagues earn, new research shows.
When mothers have to choose between food and childcare, women are not being paid enough

When mothers have to choose between food and childcare, women are not being paid enough

When you tell young women to work for less, you tell society that women are worth less in whatever work they do.