Double standards are real.
Despite segregation, racism, and misogyny, Katherine G. Johnson blazed a trail for scientists at NASA.
[DIGEST: Glamour, New York Times] President Barack Obama is the first sitting president to declare himself a feminist. He made the declaration in an essay he wrote for Glamour to celebrate his 55th birthday, concluding with the rallying cry, “when everybody is equal, we are all more free.” “This is an extraordinary time to be … Continued
[DIGEST: Politico, The Independent] Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce plans to replace President Andrew Jackson with famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. This is not the only change: leaders of the women’s suffrage movement will be featured on the back of the $10 bill and there are plans to feature civil rights … Continued
Staceyann Chin, a lesbian immigrant from Jamaica, shares her story of becoming a single mom in New York – through health insurance problems, bed rest and then raising a baby inside her small Brooklyn apartment.