The Institute's founder said the data never fails to shock her Hollywood peers, who largely haven't noticed the dearth of female representation - even at the level of crowd shots. According to Davis, women won't achieve parity on screen for another 700 years.
Prominent Democrats voiced overwhelming opposition to the appointment of Boggs, who supported Confederate flag insignia as a Georgia state legislator, wanted to ban same-sex marriage, and supported the publication of abortion doctors' names on the Internet.
The Senate on Thursday voted to renew the Debbie Smith Act, aimed at cutting the backlog of untested rape kits. The bill, already passed in the House, now heads to President Obama to become law.
Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is the next president of Afghanistan. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, his opponent, will serve as Afghanistan's new chief executive.
Two-thirds of American woman now have access to free birth control, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
An estimated 400,000 people took to the streets of Manhattan over the weekend to demand world leaders take action on climate change.
Legislators and activists are still concerned about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed regional free trade agreement that addresses a broad range of issues and is currently being negotiated between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations.
New White House Campaign Seeks to Engage Men and Empower Campus Activists in Fight to End Sexual Assault
President Barack Obama today announced It's On Us, a multi-platform media campaign and action plan targeted at ending campus sexual assault.
These appointments create a deep pool of expertise for the NFL to draw from as the League attempts to recover from its mishandling of the Ray Rice investigation - but included no African-American women.
"This should be a wake-up call for the international community. It’s the worst Ebola epidemic we’ve seen in history."
The poverty rate for women is not only virtually unchanged, but - at 14.5 percent - it's the highest in two decades.
Pregnancy could be jeopardizing your chances of getting a new home.
The Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday, marking the second time this year and the fourth time since 2012 legislators voted along party lines against the equal pay legislation.
The United States Department of Education has completed its investigation into The Ohio State University's compliance with anti-sex discrimination law Title IX, and OSU has agreed to take steps to strengthen its policies on sexual assault and harassment.
Nearly every speaker, in some way, called for the crowd to heed the message on the rally's banner: "Remember in November."
The economic recovery isn't making a difference for African American women this year.
Passed in 1994, VAWA was the first piece of federal legislation to specifically address domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes and to provide federal funding to improve local response to violence against women, including training and resources for law enforcement and judges.
Senator Claire McCaskill led an oversight hearing Tuesday in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee highlighting growing concerns about the militarization of state and local law enforcement agencies.
Governor Jay Nixon previously vetoed the bill in July, calling it "extreme and disrespectful." Missouri's House voted 117-44 to override the veto, and then the Senate used a procedural move to stop a Democratic filibuster of the bill and vote 23-7 to complete the veto override Wednesday.
The Senate voted 73-25 to allow the bill to move forward to a debate.