Tag Archives: discrimination

Women: stop getting yourselves sexually harassed!

Tweet When I saw the following headline, I thought I had accidentally stumbled onto The Onion website: Formal complaints over sexism should be last resort for women:  The negative impact of formal reporting outweighs any benefits, writes a lawyer. Instead, define your boundaries early on. But no, I was on The Guardian’s website, in a [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader: Mother’s Day Edition

TweetHappy Mother’s Day! A Mother’s Day letter by Gloria Malone: “The problem with being a teen mom is that I don’t hate myself nearly as much as you wish I did.” To celebrate Mother’s Day, give the gift of prison phone justice. Mamas in the South continue the fight for reproductive justice. Download a Mother’s [...]
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Today we’re “celebrating” Equal Pay Day

TweetIt’s that time again–the day when we take stock of how little the gender pay gap as budged in recent years. Thanks to the gap, it takes until today, April 9th, for the average woman in the US to work enough to earn as much as the average man earned in 2012. And while the pay [...]
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Prominent women’s colleges unwilling to open doors to trans women

Tweet Last summer, Calliope Wong, then a high school senior, began an open-letter campaign regarding the admissions policies of Smith College. Calliope had hoped to apply for admission to their undergraduate program. But as a trans woman, Calliope encountered an admissions policy at Smith with such prohibitively high demands and so many inconsistencies that her [...]
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Chart of the Day: The gender wage gap widened last year

Tweet A new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research shows that our progress in closing the gender wage gap has stalled–and actually backslid last year. The ratio of women’s to men’s median weekly full-time earnings was 80.9 percent in 2012, a decline of more than one percentage point from 2011. In fact, you have to go [...]
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