Gender & Sexual Equity Topics


Your Behavior Creates Your Gender

Summary: Nobody is born one gender or the other, says the philosopher. "We act and walk and speak and talk in ways that consolidate an impression of being a man or being a woman." Judith Butler is a post-structuralist philosopher and queer theorist.

What People Miss About the Gender Wage Gap

Summary: It's more complex than women earning 79 cents for every dollar a man makes. Made by Vox.

Three Gender Pay Gap Myths Explained

Summary: Gender pay gap figures released today reveal widespread inequality across British businesses as every industry continues to pay men more on average than women. In this video Guardian journalist Leah Green busts some of the common myths surrounding the gender pay gap.

Kimberle Crenshaw, “What Is Intersectionality?

Summary: Kimberlé Crenshaw, a 2017 NAIS People of Color Conference speaker, civil rights advocate, and professor at UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School, talks about intersectional theory, the study of how overlapping or intersecting social identities—and particularly minority identities—relate to systems and structures of discrimination.

Ted Talk on the Women’s Suffrage Movement 

Summary: On March 3, 1913, after months of strategic planning and controversy, thousands of women gathered in Washington D.C. for the Women's Suffrage Parade -- the first mass protest for a woman's right to vote. Michelle Mehrtens details how the march rejuvenated the fight for the 19th amendment. 

Two Minute History: Early Black Feminist Activities

Summary: Two-minute history on early black feminist activities by Elexus from Intelexual Media.

What Is Intersectionality Animation

Summary: A brief animated video from Professor Peter Hopkins at Newcastle University on intersectionality.


Center for Reproductive Rights

"We envision a world where every person participates with dignity as an equal member of society, regardless of gender. Where every woman is free to decide whether or when to have children and whether to get married; where access to quality reproductive health care is guaranteed; and where every woman can make these decisions free from coercion or discrimination.

Since 1992, our attorneys have boldly used legal and human rights tools to create this world. We are the only global legal advocacy organization dedicated to reproductive rights, with expertise in both U.S. constitutional and international human rights law."

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.

Rise Up

Rise Up strengthens the leadership of women and girls to be able to drive changes in their communities. It focuses on advancing women’s rights, equality, education, sexual and reproductive health, and economic empowerment. The organization conducts a range of innovative programs and partners up with both global and local organizations to achieve sustainable impact.

Gender at Work

Gender at Work is an international feminist knowledge network working to build inclusive cultures and end discrimination against women. The organization believes that the world is facing the crisis of democratic institutions, in which the actors who fight to achieve social justice have been undercut and where spaces for advocacy and action of civil society groups have been restricted.

National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.