Women’s right to sue Wal-Mart upheld by appeals court


One of the biggest sex discrimination cases in U.S. history is moving forward! A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that thousands of female Wal-Mart employees can sue the company for sex discrimination as a single class.

The 6 to 5 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco is the latest step in a nearly decade-long battle to bring the case to trial. Wal-Mart said that it now plans to request that the Supreme Court review the ruling. But attorneys for the women said they hope the case will go to trial by the end of the year.
…The appeals court did not rule on whether discrimination occurred at Wal-Mart but on ...


One of the biggest sex discrimination cases in U.S. history is moving forward! A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that thousands of female Wal-Mart employees can sue the company for sex discrimination as a ...

Obama: Supreme Court pick should support women’s rights, bodily integrity

President Barack Obama met last week with Senate leaders to discuss the appointment of the next Supreme Court justice. Check out what he said when a reporter asked if President Obama would nominate someone who was anti-choice:
“I am somebody who believes that women should have the ability to make often very difficult decisions about their own bodies and issues of reproduction…
I will say that I want somebody who is going to be interpreting our Constitution in a way that takes into account individual rights, and that includes women’s rights. And that’s going to be something that’s very important to me because I think part of what our core . . . constitutional values promote is the ...

President Barack Obama met last week with Senate leaders to discuss the appointment of the next Supreme Court justice. Check out what he said when a reporter asked if President Obama would nominate someone who ...

Quick Hit: The growing threat of lung cancer in women

NPR’s health blog, Shots, points out not only that lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined – but also that lung cancer diagnoses in women have increased six-fold over the last 30 years.

NPR’s health blog, Shots, points out not only that lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined – but also that lung cancer diagnoses in women have increased six-fold over the last ...

Are Black Women Being Used As Scapegoats?

Why, you wonder, why Samhita do you ask these rhetorical questions? But, I haven’t had much of substance to say about the new mainstream media obsession with black women’s marriage options since it is so frustrating and as you may know I am writing a book on dating, marriage and romance, so I don’t really feel like blogging about the topic. I mean there was the OKCupid study that Ta-Nehisi debunked quite effectively, but everyone from Nightline to the Economist has something to say about it. And all of a sudden Steve Harvey is a relationship expert? Give me a break. Of all the issues affecting black women today, marriage rates are what we are going ...

Why, you wonder, why Samhita do you ask these rhetorical questions? But, I haven’t had much of substance to say about the new mainstream media obsession with black women’s marriage options since it is so frustrating and ...

Young women are the future of feminism

On Wednesday night, I attended a panel at 92Y Tribeca called “Young Women, Feminism and the Future: Third Wavers Then and Now.” It was convened to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the publication of Manifesta, by Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner, which the pair wrote together to draw attention to the ways that feminism was being done by a generation of women who had grown up with feminism “in the water.” Richards and Baumgardner were joined on the by Debbie Stoller, the editor in chief and co-founder of BUST magazine, and by Allison Wolfe, a musician, teacher and one of the founders of the Riot Grrl movement. Veronica Chambers, author of Kickboxing Geisha, was scheduled to speak ...

On Wednesday night, I attended a panel at 92Y Tribeca called “Young Women, Feminism and the Future: Third Wavers Then and Now.” It was convened to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the publication of Manifesta, by ...

The Washington Times Publishes Blatantly Transphobic Editorial.

I really think when newspapers publish editorials they should pick ones that have more solid logic than, well, blatant transphobia. Reading Lara sends in this garbage published at the Washington Times,

ENDA purports to “prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.” Clever politically correct wording aside, this is a direct attack on common sense. On some matters, it is good to be discriminating. It is right to discriminate between honesty and dishonesty, between politeness and impoliteness, between right and wrong. And it assuredly is right to be discriminating in choosing who teaches our children. ENDA would make it impossible for a non-church-based charter school, for instance, to remove from the classroom a “she-male” who ...

I really think when newspapers publish editorials they should pick ones that have more solid logic than, well, blatant transphobia. Reading Lara sends in this garbage published at the Washington Times,

ENDA purports to “prohibit employment ...

What We Missed

Salon has a piece on why Arizona’s new law is unconstitutional.
The number of cyclists on New York City’s streets has increased 28% in the last year. Woot!
RHRC has a piece by Jaz up about tampon safety.
Looks like there is an awesome ally to the LGBT community running for a seat in the South Dakota State Senate.
Forget Boobquake and Brainquake! How about Femquake?
Peter Beinart at The Daily Beast makes the argument that what we need on the Supreme Court is a mother.

Salon has a piece on why Arizona’s new law is unconstitutional.
The number of cyclists on New York City’s streets has increased 28% in the last year. Woot!
RHRC has a piece by Jaz up ...

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