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Girls’ loss of leadership confidence in the teen years is tied to the shortage of women in leadership roles later in life, which helps explain a U.S. gender pay gap that leaves a woman earning, on average, 77 cents to every dollar earned by a man. And it’s much less for women of color: for African American women, the gap is 64 cents on the dollar, for Latina and Hispanic women it’s 53 cents on the dollar and Native American women 60 cents on the dollar.

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WtFIndia takes to the streets and asks Indian men if they would marry a rape victim. Decisions are split but some men say that society needs to change, the only way to stop the rapes is to treat women and girls equally. 


People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.



#IAmJada This young woman is so remarkable. Her bravery inspires. While we continue the fight to end rape, right now we can create a world where survivors know they are safe, that they are believed, and that their lives need not be consumed with shame. 

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