Tag: Gender Equality

“Ghostbusters” reboot adds another twist on gender norms

Women in comedy have been thriving over the last few years. Amy Schumer has shooed away those who would call stand-up comedy a man’s world. “Saturday Night Live” also holds strong female comedians in its current lineup, consisting of Cecily Strong and Kate McKinnon. Perhaps the greatest victory for women in comedy over the last… Read More

Is calling Hillary “Hillary” and not “Clinton” sexist?

American television host Sean Hannity recently criticized presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton for creating a grandmotherly image of herself and claimed that she is “kind of stale, and tired, and out of ideas.” Such an ageist, sexist attack will hardly be the first for Hillary.   Public relations are highly relevant to the world of… Read More

Daddy issues: Ashton Kutcher draws attention to fatherhood struggles

There is no shortage of things to complain about when it comes to public restrooms. However, there’s one issue in particular that’s made its way into the spotlight thanks to some celebrity attention: the scarcity of changing tables in men’s public restrooms.   Actor and new dad, Ashton Kutcher, recently spoke up about the problem… Read More

Sexist label crisis involving Indonesian clothing company Salvo Sports

In honor of International Women’s Day last week, we have seen a lot of individuals, organizations, and brands vocalizing support for women’s rights and the need for gender equality. Unfortunately, there’s also no shortage of individuals, organizations, and brands that continue to show us how far we still have to go before achieving these goals. This… Read More

Is it possible to change deeply rooted public perceptions shaped by gender?

From the way we express our emotions to the language we use in confrontations, men and women have vastly different ways of communicating. The different communication styles are deeply rooted in perceptions shaped by gender, the various ways men and women view the world around them. For those of us in communications, this presents challenges that… Read More

Time Off for That Time of the Month: Why Menstrual Leave for Women May Be More Harmful Than Beneficial

Women know all too well the pain and discomfort that strike once a month in the form of migraines, bloating, and cramps. These are the dreaded physical symptoms of menstruation, and they can reach a point of being so unbearable that some women may want nothing more than to press pause for a few days and suffer in… Read More

2014 Nobel Peace Prize: Why We Must Amend Our Perception of Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai and Their Role in Children’s Rights Advocacy

On Friday, the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Kailash Satyarthi, 60, of India and to Malala Yousafzai, 17, of Pakistan, both of whom were chosen on behalf of their efforts to promote the rights of children worldwide. The two advocate primarily for children’s right to education, Satyarthi doing so mostly in conjunction with… Read More