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These factors keep millions of women from obtaining a bachelor’s degree

A bachelor’s degree can give many workers an edge when it comes to job hunting and their salary, so why don’t millions of women — 76 million to be exact — have one? Because of numerous life factors, a new study from The American Women’s College at Bay Path University...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:03pm

Girls Who Code, Accenture empower Bronx students to tackle tech's gender gap

Aminata Jaiteh became interested in computers at an early age. “Not just your typical playing games, but I was genuinely interested in how a computer functions,” the 17-year-old student at Manhattan/Hunter Science High School told Metro. “I wanted to know what it took to make an...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:52pm

Human traffickers used violence, drugs to coerce women into prostitution: AG

Two alleged human traffickers who coerced six women into prostitution using drugs, violence and threats have been arrested for human trafficking in four Pennsylvania counties and New Jersey. According to Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office, Kenneth Crowell, 34, and Barry “Bear...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:27pm

Drag, burlesque, comedy & tattoos for charity at Let's Get Nasty: Witch Hunt

Update, Nov. 28 - Witch, please! Here is your updated list of performers for Saturday's Nasty Woman Project event Let’s Get Nasty: Witch Hunt. Take advantage of the tattoo pop-up and it'll be a night to remember. (Don't forget that all proceeds go to the Anti-Violence...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 5:42pm

No one is taking Ivanka Trump's speech against sexual harassment seriously

Ivanka Trump condemned sexual harassment in the workplace during a speech on women’s empowerment in Japan on Friday and the irony was not lost on Twitter. "All too often, our workplace culture fails to treat women with appropriate respect," the first daughter said at the World...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:05pm

No one knows how many American women die from childbirth every year

No one knows how many American women die from pregnancy or childbirth every year in the U.S. In fact, data collection is so flawed and under-funded that the federal government hasn’t kept official records on maternal deaths in more than a decade. But even with incomplete data, researchers...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:43pm

Celebrities join the #MeToo movement

If you’ve been on Facebook or Twitter this week, you’ve probably seen the words Me Too taking over most of your feed. There two little words behind a big movement on social media aimed at drawing attention to the prevalence of sexual harassment and sexual assault against women. The...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 3:01pm

Trump tells employers they'll never have to worry about providing birth control again

The Trump administration quietly settled more than 13 lawsuits with 74 different employers this week when it promised them they wouldn’t be forced to provide birth control to women who work for them. The move nullifies a battle that has been raging in the courts in the five years since then-...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:38pm

What House Republican's latest attempt at eroding abortion rights means for women

The Republican-controlled House is expected to pass a bill on Tuesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, though the bill still faces a tough battle in the Senate before it could become law. Special exceptions could be granted in cases of rape and incest, but doctors who perform...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 2:57pm

ChickTech conference comes to Boston to provide a community for women in tech

Lately, news around women in tech has been dominated by reports of sexual harassment and controversies like the recent anti-diversity memo written by a Google employee. Unfortunately, these things aren’t new, said Janice Levenhagen, CEO of ChickTech, a nonprofit that focuses on getting girls...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 3:25pm

President Trump sexist toward women: A timeline

For decades President Donald Trump has harassed, demeaned and belittled women, so much so that it's hard to deny that the question: Is Trump sexist? Fat pigs. Dogs. Slobs. Disgusting animals. You might recognize those words as ones used by Trump to demean and harass women. Metro has compiled a...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 11:39am

Female journalists barred from Congress for wearing sleeveless dresses

As temperatures rise on Capitol Hill, a number of female journalists have been barred access to the Speaker of the House’s lobby because Congress says sleeveless dresses aren’t appropriate for the dress code. Can confirm I was warned the next time I would be removed https://t.co/...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 4:58pm

Oh, we're not over fidget spinners yet. Behold Fidgetiddies!

Fidget spinners invaded and have basically gone through every stage of life before their ultimate demise and then resurrection 20 years from now (looking at you, 90s hip hop and “Fuller House”). The fidget spinner fad landed and was touted as a stress-reliever for persons with anxiety...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 8:41pm

Watch Trump interrupt a call with the Irish prime minister to hit on a reporter

During a phone call with Ireland’s new Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Tuesday, Trump interrupted the conversation to bat his eyelashes at a female Irish reporter. After congratulating Varadkar, Ireland’s first openly gay prime minister, on his “great victory,” it seems...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:48pm

With 'Secret Garden,' female artists use erotica to break barriers, reclaimsexuality

Since the election, female-identifying artists have joined forces at the Untitled Space gallery in Tribeca to use their medium of choice to rise up and resist, focus on positivity and now, address the double standards and restrictions they face when it comes to their own sexuality. It’s...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:39am

Czech Republic nuclear power plant hosts bikini contest to pick high schoolinterns

When it came time for a Czech nuclear power station to choose its summer interns, they decided to host a bikini contest. Czech power conglomerate CEZ couldn’t quite narrow down the pool of candidates, so they asked 10 female applicants to don swimwear and pose inside a cooling tower...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 6:56pm

Study about how endometriosis affects men's sex lives has women pissed off

In the latest news about how women’s health really only matters when it affects men, an Australian university is studying how men’s sex lives are affected when their partners suffer from endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition in which the uterine lining (called endometrial tissue...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 7:47pm

Prison lieutenants in charge of educating staff on deterring rape charged with sexual abuse of inmates

Three federal prison officers were arrested on Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting inmates in a New York City facility. Carlos Richard Martinez, Eugenio Perez and Armando Moronta are accused of sexually assaulting several female inmates. The three work at the Metropolitan Detention Center...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 4:44pm

Catcalling is sexual harassment: Here’s what to do when it happens

While there is no off-season for catcalling, especially in big cities, the offensive act toward women usually ramps up this time of year as temperatures rise and, yes, summer clothes come out. As “harmless” as many may think catcalling is — after all, “What woman doesn...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:47am

After Iowa woman calls out GOP congressman who doesn't want to pay for maternity care, Internet names her a 'hero'

Iowa Congressman Rod Blum probably thought he’d get voters riled up when he questioned why Obamacare mandates men pay for maternity care — and it did, just not in the way he intended. During a town hall meeting with constituents in Dubuque last Monday, Blum called out what he said were...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 6:09pm