WTF, New York?

Apparently it’s fucking noose-mania in my hometown. Shameful. Gothamist reports:

The person who hung a noose on the doorknob of a professor at Columbia’s Teachers College the other week seems to have been a catalyst for NY metro idiots, who have been been copy-cating or otherwise emulating public displays of hateful symbols. Most recently, Parks Dept. employees were appalled to find 10″ nooses wrapped around the necks of their clothes when they opened their work lockers in Queens Saturday morning.
Kenny Clark and Michelle Rouse-Williams are both supervisors at the Queens facility; Clark is party to a class-action lawsuit against the Parks and Recreation Dept. that claims minorities are passed over for promotion. When Rouse-Williams ...

Apparently it’s fucking noose-mania in my hometown. Shameful. Gothamist reports:

The person who hung a noose on the doorknob of a professor at Columbia’s Teachers College the other week seems to have been a ...

UK wage gap hits women of color the hardest


The Fawcett Society, a UK-based organization fighting against the wage gap, has named tomorrow Women’s No Pay Day, “because the pay gap is the equivalent of men being paid all year and women working for free from October 30th.”
In addition to the gender pay gap, women of color in the UK are disproportionately affected:

Katherine Rake, Director of the Fawcett Society, said: “Every year women are being ripped off by the pay gap and at the current painfully slow rate of progress the pay gap will not be closed in our lifetimes]. It’s worrying that all women face these gaps , [but] that some groups of ethnic minority women face even bigger gaps is outrageous.”

To take ...


The Fawcett Society, a UK-based organization fighting against the wage gap, has named tomorrow Women’s No Pay Day, “because the pay gap is the equivalent of men being paid all year and women working ...

More in women-as-toilets


What better way to start the week than a reminder that women are nothing more than headless piss depositories!
By the way, Shakes has a great round-up of some other dismembered woman parts as fun novelty products. Good times.
Thanks to Mary for the link.


What better way to start the week than a reminder that women are nothing more than headless piss depositories!
By the way, Shakes has a great round-up of some other dismembered woman parts as ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

On names and gender connotation.
Biologist James Watson retires in the wake of his racist remarks.
Jenna Bush understands a few things her father doesn’t.
Supporting Aung San Suu Kyi’s non-violent struggle
Massachusetts expands buffer zones around women’s health clinics.
Vietnam’s “Paris Hilton moment.”
Because no woman would ever need to know how to fix her own plumbing or install virus-scanning software on her computer.
Female lawmakers in Illinois start a listening tour, asking women about their concerns.
Queen Latifah: “Beauty is not just a white girl.”
The CIA’s glass ceiling.
An international court rules that it’s a human right to be protected from domestic violence.
The Kansas Supreme ...

On names and gender connotation.
Biologist James Watson retires in the wake of his racist remarks.
Jenna Bush understands a few things her father doesn’t.
Supporting Aung San Suu Kyi’s non-violent struggle
Massachusetts ...

Interview Shout Outs!


Courtesy of Dept of Special Collections/UCLA Library
In lieu of an interview this Saturday, I thought we could use this weekend’s post to give shout outs to bad-ass women you would like me to interview. Let’s pay tribute!
Please include their full name, their website if they have one, why they kick ass, and why you find them so inspiring, and I’ll get working on interviewing them.
Holla!


Courtesy of Dept of Special Collections/UCLA Library
In lieu of an interview this Saturday, I thought we could use this weekend’s post to give shout outs to bad-ass women you would like me to interview. ...

Who’s got the dudeliest campaign staff?

Of course the manliest of manly men (ahem), Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson, employ only a few female senior staffers. Edwards and Obama don’t fare much better.

Power is difficult to discern, but the relative influence of women within presidential campaigns can be partially gauged by gender ratios among salaried operatives playing strategic leadership and advisory roles, the top twenty best-paid individuals, and staff who were paid more than $9000 in the last quarter.
The campaign of Republican Mike Huckabee achieves the closest gender balance at a near 50% division between men and women on all measures (it is also the smallest of all the major campaigns). The campaigns of Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bill Richardson, and Republican Mitt Romney ...

Of course the manliest of manly men (ahem), Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson, employ only a few female senior staffers. Edwards and Obama don’t fare much better.

Power is difficult to discern, but the relative influence of ...

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