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Her is Oscar Nominated – Why Isn’t She?

Her is Oscar Nominated – Why Isn’t She?

By Emily Carter, Legal Assistant, Women's Rights Project, ACLU at 12:41pm
Hollywood's annual awards season culminates with the Academy Awards, a night honoring the best films and performances of the year. This year, all five directors nominated for the Best Director award are men. Last year, all the nominees were men. In fact, a woman hasn't been nominated for Best Director since 2010, the year that Kathryn Bigelow took home the honor for directing The Hurt Locker. Bigelow is the only woman to have ever won the award, and she is one of only four women who has ever been nominated for it in the Academy Awards' 86 year history.
From Drop Outs to Diplomas: Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Teenagers

From Drop Outs to Diplomas: Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Teenagers

By Emily Carter, Legal Assistant, Women's Rights Project, ACLU at 12:56pm

Earlier this week, the United States Department of Education issued a guidance on supporting the academic success of pregnant and parenting students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The last time the Department spoke on this issue…

Women’s History Month: We’ve Come So Far, We Have So Far to Go

Women’s History Month: We’ve Come So Far, We Have So Far to Go

By Emily Carter, Legal Assistant, Women's Rights Project, ACLU at 5:31pm

Today is March 1st – the start of Women’s History Month, which is dedicated to honoring women throughout history who have taken part in the movement to advance women’s rights. Over the years, women have fought tirelessly against discrimination…

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