Posts tagged women equality
What the ‘Captain Marvel’ premiere meant to these women

Wet snow is falling outside a Washington, D.C., movie theater as Christie Joesbury spots her target: a man wearing a baseball cap with the word “geek” bolted to the front in plastic letters. As the organizer of a D.C.-based group called Geek Nite Out, Larry Waldman, the man in the cap, has arrived two hours before the theater’s 7 p.m. showing of “Captain Marvel.” He traveled from his home in Maryland to secure a spot in line and to greet the 30 or so group members who have signed up to attend the film’s opening night. Joesbury, a data support specialist originally from England, is the first to arrive.

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Women's national soccer team players sue for equal pay

Players for the U.S. women's national soccer team have filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit seeking pay equal to that of their male counterparts.

The action comes just three months before the team will defend its title at the Women's World Cup.

The class-action lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court in Los Angeles under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. It alleges gender-based discrimination by the U.S. Soccer Federation.

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Despite Trump’s claims, his national emergency declaration hasn’t eliminated his problem with suburban women

Democrats seized control of the House after the 2018 elections for a fairly straightforward reason: They picked off a number of mostly suburban seats that had been held by Republicans.

[ Who do Democrats have to thank for winning the House? Women voters.]

You could see this coming. When Stephen K. Bannon, former adviser to President Trump, warned last July that the Republican Party was losing college-educated white women — a group that overlaps with suburban women — we took a look at what polling showed.

Bannon was right.

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Single women are defying the usual gender gap by purchasing more homes than single men

Single women are defying the usual gender gap by purchasing more homes than single men, even though female workers earn just 80 percent of what their male counterparts make.

Unmarried American women own around 22 percent of homes, while unattached men own fewer than 13 percent in the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, according to online loan broker LendingTree, which used Census Bureau data from 2017 to reach its conclusions.

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