Setting up women to be successful mothers and workers requires the support of a nation to ensure paid parental leave is guaranteed

That women make 80¢ to every dollar that men make in the United States is often cited as a fallacy by critics of feminism, and for once it seems that they were right – new research indicates that the gender pay gap is much bigger than previously accounted for.

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French DJ Martin Solveig doesn’t know what hit him. After flippantly asking the world’s first female winner of a Ballon d'Or, Norwegian Ada Hegerberg, on stage and in front of the world, if she knew “how to twerk ,” he found himself an overnight sensation – of the not-good kind. The global media and twitter-sphere have had a field day accusing him of being a sexist dinosaur.

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Leadership involves a long and ongoing process–one of which is knowing when to follow.

The professional world epitomizes leadership. No matter what industry you’re in, being a leader is the holy grail of personal, professional, and career success. As a result, most people want to become one–and we glorify the journey of those who do “make it” to the top. As for their “followers”? We barely give them another thought.

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If there’s one theme to my writing here at Forbes, it’s the necessity of women to band together if we want to achieve equality in the workplace and beyond. The shameful display on Capitol Hill last month, as Brett Kavanaugh was rushed to confirmation despite Christine Blasey Ford’s credible accusations against him, only further underlines the fact that, all things being equal, men act to benefit themselves; as a rule, men benefit from the current power structures in place, and with no incentive to help dismantle them, will continue to prop them up and act in ways ...

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Back in 2013, many women of a certain ideological stripe and geographic location (D.C., New York, or basically any big city) wanted to be just like a woman most of us had only recently heard of: Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook.

With her blockbuster book, Lean In, she seemed to offer women a way—as long as we had nannies, educations, and smart biz-cazh attire—to finally get treated the way men do at the office.

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