Fox News will pay former network anchor Gretchen Carlson $20 million to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. Carlson sued the network two months ago, accusing then-Chairman Roger Ailes of sexual harassment. Carlson said her refusal of sexual advances led to a pay-cut and a move to an afternoon show. Two weeks after the lawsuit was filed, Ailes stepped down from his position. Fox News has also agreed to issue a "highly unusual public apology" as part of the settlement.
"What politicians and legislators must understand is that [gender] inequity bleeds countries of their potential and forces all income earners, regardless of gender, toward lower wages."
The Liberty Project, Canada's new cabinet is an investment in gender equality
"While it goes against what has been thoroughly engrained in my mind, I now realize I deserve to have as much confidence as men. I deserve to proclaim, own and embrace my beauty, even if no one else agrees with me or would venture to call me attractive."
The Liberty Project, The modern woman's guide to accepting compliments and being confident
"This is not to say you cannot have it all, whatever “having it all” might mean to you. You just will not be a superhero at it. Sometimes, you will fail. You will not always serve the greater good. Some days, some things will be worse because of your efforts."
The Liberty Project, Why women need to stop trying to be Wonder Woman
On International Women's Day, just how far are women away from equality?
1. There's no denying that women have made considerable strides towards professional, economic and social equality over the past century. Compared to the first International Women's Day in 1908, women now make up half of the United States' workforce and actually earn college degrees at a higher percentage than men. The good news doesn't stop there. A number of metrics prove women's march towards equality hasn't been in vain.
2. All progress considered, how much work is there left for women to do? Quite a lot, says a new report from the International Labour Organization. Examining data from 178 different countries, the report concluded that women work much longer hours, (both paid and unpaid) compared to men. Also, the global gender gap budged only 0.6 percentage points since 1995. All eyes are on the year 2030 when the agency hopes women will finally reach true professional equality, with help from the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Agenda.
3. So, is women's progress to equality slowing down?
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"It is difficult for anyone who identifies as a woman to feel safe and secure in the spaces she inhabits. Society has convinced men that women are here for their amusement, and has convinced women that being harassed is a normal part of everyday life."
The Liberty Project, Will women ever feel completely safe in public?
'Female Viagra' finally approved, could make you faint
1) The FDA finally approved Addyi - better known as female Viagra - and low-libido women across the nation rejoiced. Billed as the first prescription drug for treating the female sex drive, the "little pink pill' had twice been rejected by the FDA for its underwhelming effectiveness and concerning side effects. What exactely are those side effects? Fainting, mostly, when mixed with alcohol.
2) Addyi's side effects are so severe that the drug will carry a "boxed warning," the most serious type of warning mandated by the FDA. Consequently, consumer watchdog group Public Citizen predicts that Addyi will be yanked from the market "within a few years" due to its harmful side effects.
3) Is Addyi the real deal? Or a real danger?
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