The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued guidelines suggesting that more women, as well as greater racial, ethnic and age diversity, be included in research trials by companies submitting drug and device applications for review and approval. Unfortunately, the agency stopped short of requiring that companies have greater diversity in their study populations and to study the drug’s effects in those sub-populations.
Posts Categorized: Ending Sex Discrimination
NOW’s #RealPay campaign was meant to draw attention to how race affects the gender pay gap, but it was also meant to highlight what “mainstream” feminist discourse has been struggling with for decades: inclusion.
First publicized over thirty years ago, the lack of women in clinical trial research of drugs and devices is still a serious problem. As CBS’s Sixty Minutes reported on May 25, we now know that women sometimes respond very differently to prescription drugs than men.
Terry O’Neill visited New York last Thursday to push the state legislature in Albany to pass Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed ten-point Women’s Equality Act, which hopes to end gender-based discrimination.
It’s tempting to look solely at the wage gap and think the only thing keeping men and women from economic parity is 23 cents. We tend to ignore the other ways women, especially LGBTQ-identified women, women of color, and LGBTQ-identified women of color, are saddled with undo economic burdens because complication is hard.
April 8th recognizes part of the economic disparity women struggle with, and our #RealPay campaign has tried to suss out how race and other societal realities put women at a considerable financial disadvantage. But there is another layer to the way pay discrimination works: LGBT-identified individuals are much more economically vulnerable than their straight counterparts.1… Read more »
Terry O’Neill explains that Hobby Lobby and companies like it are using corporate “religious freedom” as an excuse to oppress workers’ rights.
GOP candidate for Senate in Michigan Terri Lynn Land finds herself in hot water over anti-equal pay statements made in 2010. Ed Shultz and Terry O’Neill (NOW President) discuss.
A woman in Mississippi is being tried for “depraved heart murder” because prosecutors claim that the then-16-year-old’s cocaine use caused her baby to be stillborn. NOW, among others, is urging the court to dismiss the charges.
Women’s rights activists and conservative pundits alike need to take a look at women’s #RealPay.