Iconic underwear brand Victoria’s Secret debuted their runway show in 1993, over 23 years ago and a lot has changed since then. Including, leading campaigns that are more inclusive in the world of fashion. However, VS has famously struggled with casting models who are women of color and more recently, trans. Trans model and activist, Leyna Bloom wants to change this by becoming the brand’s first trans WOC to ever walk the iconic Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway.
Monday, punk protest group, Pussy Riot, tweeted that two of their members–Olga Borisova and Sasha Sofeyev–have been located after going missing while traveling from the Crimean Peninsula to Moscow.
Even though there’s still many struggles for women globally, Iceland continues moving in a direction to ensure the equality of women and men.
The Nordic country rolled out a new law that says it’s illegal for women to be paid less than men for doing the same job.
The new Icelandic law is now in place to make gender equality apart of the ever day life in Iceland. Yay!
A couple of days ago I posted an infographic on Instagram that broke down the wages of varying ethnicities and genders in the United States in comparison to white men. The reactions to it were expected. A bunch of angry white men leaving angry comments about the wage gap being a myth and a bunch of questions asking about the validity of the infographic. When I started to investigate the validity of said graphic and found that the information in it was true from this 2016 article in the Washington Post about a study from the Pew Research Center that reported on how Americans are paid based on race and gender. Continue reading “The Reality of the Wage Gap in America”