Monthly Archives: January 2008

Not Oprah’s Book Club: Flying Close To the Sun

TweetI like to imagine Ms. Wilkerson—turtleneck, cardigan, unremarkable haircut—writing the Pythagorean Theorem on the chalkboard as her students text message, fall asleep, and take notes. They probably think Ms. Wilkerson is “cool� or “okay,� but assume she has no life outside of the four walls of their underfunded classroom. Little do they know she was [...]
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If Hillary Wins…

TweetMORE magazine, one of the best women’s magazines for high quality writing and a complex take on women’s lives, has a fascinating feature up on their website: If Hillary Wins… A range of feminist authors, politicians, and activists weigh on what they think a Hillary Clinton presidency would be like. Some samples: Justice Ruth Bader [...]
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New bill makes it easier to sue schools for sexual harassment

TweetHere’s something you may not know (I certainly didn’t): A new civil rights bill introduced in Congress last week makes it easier for students to sue schools where they were sexually harassed or abused, if the school didn’t respond reasonably. From Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER): As the law currently stands, students have fewer [...]
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The (growing!) tech wage gap

TweetAccording to a recent survey, the wage gap between men and women in the tech industry is growing. Men are making more money than women in technology jobs, about 12% more than they did last year, according to a salary survey by career site Dice.com. The survey found that salaries for men increased by 2.4% [...]
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Feministing’s start…and a new blogger!

Tweet For anyone who ever wanted to know how Feministing came to be, here’s the (probably too long) story of our start and how we know each other. If you can stand to sit through my rambling, though, you’ll get to find out about the very cool new blogger we’re bringing on board. (More to [...]
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