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The newly launched Red Umbrella Project website has some concrete actions you can take to make sure #nycondom is not used as evidence of prostitution.

Do we care if Jesus or someone who writes about “lovesick teenage girls” are/were feminists?

A new study points to mortgage discrimination against women, and in particular women of color.

Today the White House announced a new domestic violence initiative, citing the terrifying statistic that every single day in America, three women die at the hands of their boyfriend, or their husband, or their ex-husband and pledging to put resources towards ending this scourge. Of course, haters are already taking Vice President Biden’s words out of context:

On Steubenville and why acquaintance rape is not a myth #TYZerlina

The UN Commission on the Status of Women is almost over — and the New York Times is blasting the Vatican, Iran and Russia for holding up negotiations.

Queer feminist activist Kate Millett has been inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

Well this is awesome. In celebration of Women’s History Month and WikiWomen’s History Month, groups across the United States are organizing #tooFEW, a feminist Wikipedia edit-a-thon this Friday to edit Wikipedia to include more perspectives on women and people of color.

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  1. Posted March 13, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    “A new study points to mortgage discrimination against women, and in particular women of color.”

    If women earn less than men and black people earn less than white people on average, then wouldn’t it make sense that they be turned down more often? Wouldn’t the best qualified borrower be listed as the primary borrower? Would we in fact call lenders predatory if the lent money to people they knew or should have known would be unable to pay it back? Discrimination might be at play, but is it from the lenders?

    • Posted March 14, 2013 at 9:57 am | Permalink

      If you look at the study John, it clearly indicates that they controlled for factors like income. “Applications involving a wide variety of income levels and lending amounts that have a woman listed as the primary borrower and a man listed as co-borrower were 24 percent less likely to have a loan approved compared to applications that listed the man first.”

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