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Monica Marquez just became the first openly gay Latina Supreme Court Justice in Colorado. Woot!

Ann talks about why 2010 was not a good year for women in politics.

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Colorlines reports that residential segregation fell to its lowest point in 100 years in 2009 according to the census.

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Oregon Passes Groundbreaking Workers Rights Law

Unpredictable work schedules can make it impossible for retail and restaurant workers – especially working moms – to arrange child care and make ends meet, but that may be about to change for workers in Oregon.

Fair scheduling is one of the feminist and labor movement’s next big fights. If you’ve ever worked a retail job, you know that many employers saddle low-wage employees with unpredictable or on-call work schedules. Here’s how it works: employers can change retail workers’ hours based on predicted demand, with little notice, and often creating chaos in workers lives.

As Vox points out, the retail, healthcare, and restaurant workers most affected “tend to be young ...

Unpredictable work schedules can make it impossible for retail and restaurant workers – especially working moms – to arrange child care and make ends meet, but that may be about to change for workers in ...

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When Internet Trolls Run For Office

In September of 2016, journalist Olivia Nuzzi received a series of disturbing rape threats from a Trump supporter. Nuzzi, like most female journalists, was used to being on the receiving end of harassment, but this time was different – the online threats came from a GOP candidate for elected office.

Mike Kravitz, a candidate for a town council in New Jersey, started posting on Nuzzi’s Facebook page in late 2014, first propositioning her (gross) then later calling her an “Ugly. Stupid Cunt. :)” when she ignored him (double gross, equally predictable). One day, when Nuzzi posted an embarrassing piece about then-candidate Trump, he responded with: 

In September of 2016, journalist Olivia Nuzzi received a series of disturbing rape threats from a Trump supporter. Nuzzi, like most female journalists, was used to being on the receiving ...