Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Feministing Five: Ariel Boone

TweetRegular readers will have noticed that in recent months, Feministing has brought in a number of new contributors: Ariel, Jos, Lori, Rose Afriye and myself. No doubt you’re getting to know them and their expertise by reading their posts and engaging with their ideas in the comments section, but I also suspect that you want [...]
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What We Missed

TweetPresident Obama signed into law the Matthew Shepard Act, which adds sexual orientation and gender identity to existing hate crimes laws. A trans woman in Australia successfully fought for an apology and a change in policy from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade after she suffered embarrassment and harassment while traveling abroad with a [...]
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Ebay refuses auction to support Dr. Tiller’s murderer

TweetA group of people wanted to hold an online auction to raise money for Scott Roeder, the man who shot and killed Dr. Tiller at his church in May. Ebay refused to allow the auction. Based on the details we know about the anticipated listings, we believe these would violate our policy regarding offensive material,” [...]
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Obama Lifts HIV Travel/Immigration Ban

TweetAbout. Damn. Time. Via The Advocate and Akimbo: “The United States is one of a dozen countries that bar people with HIV from entering the country,” Obama said as he announced the lifting of the U.S. policy banning travel and immigration to the U.S. by people who are HIV-positive. “If we want to be the [...]
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Quick Hit: UK Equal Pay Day

TweetToday is Equal Pay Day in the United Kingdom. The pay gap there, for full-time workers, is 17.1%. Meaning women make on average 17% less than men make. This website has some interesting graphics that breakdown the details of the pay gap for two different cities in the UK, where the pay gap is actually [...]
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