Tag: Gender Equality

Chicago Judge Accused of Sexual Harassment, Trying to Kiss a Cop

Cook County Judge Mauricio Araujo has a history of inappropriate and unwanted sexual advances toward the women working around him. Araujo made sexual advances toward a police officer seeking his signature on a search warrant, cornered a court reporter in an elevator and made demeaning remarks about a prosecutor, state…

Nike Releases Gender Equality Ad While All-Male Executives Stop Payments, Disallow Maternity Leave

Nike released its “Dream With Us” advertisement on Monday. It’s a video showing girls and women running toward their athletic goals and dreams, complete with inspirational music and questions like “Will you be the generation who ends gender inequality?” But the advertisement has attracted strong pushback after Olympic runner and…

Olympic Medalist Credited as 'Athlete's wife' by Media

Taking home the bronze medal for women’s trap shooting for the United States on Sunday was not enough of an accomplishment for Olympian Corey Cogdell-Unrein, according to some media outlets. Headlines regarding Cogdell-Unrein’s victory referred to the athlete as the wife of an NFL player. A Chicago Tribune headline said,…

Massachusetts Takes Historic Step Toward Equal Pay

In a historic step toward equal pay, employers in Massachusetts can no longer ask potential employees about their salary history during a job interview. Massachusetts is the first state to enact such a law, which goes into effect July 1, 2018. The new law, which Gov. Charlie Baker (R) signed…

John Kasich: Women Earn Less Due to Lack of 'Skills' and 'Experience'

When questioned about his feelings on the gender pay gap in America, presidential hopeful John Kasich said the disparity comes down to “skills” and “experience.” The Ohio Gov. and Republican vying for the 2016 presidency spoke this Tuesday at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC). The organization’s president, Javier…