Tag Archives: discrimination

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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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet If you haven’t yet, go read @ClinicEscort‘s account of explaining the importance of abortion rights to an Amtrak-full of students heading home from Saturday’s “March for Uterine Conscription” (scroll down to January 26). The NYT on the BS lawsuits challenging religious groups’ responsibility to provide insurance that covers birth control under the new health [...]
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Walmart claims discrimination too varied to be discrimination

TweetOnce again, women are suing Wal-Mart for discriminating against them based on their gender, seeking  “to end Wal-Mart’s discriminatory practices regarding the pay and promotion of female employees.” Tuesday, Three women from Tennessee claimed they were denied training opportunities and were paid less than their male co-workers and are seeking class-action status for current and [...]
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Breaking: Health care law protects against gender identity discrimination

TweetThe Affordable Care Act, aka Health care reform, aka Obamacare, aka that thing the Supreme Court said was constitutional, includes a ban on sex discrimination in federally-funded health services. In another big win for the transgender community, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has clarified that this covers discrimination based on gender identity. This [...]
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Are all job programs created equal?

TweetThe Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a sexual descrimination suit against Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) of Asheville, North Carolina.  The SPLC  alleges that women veterans were given unequal access to job training classes, as well as, resident support in comparison to men. The SPLC filed the complaint on behalf of Bagby, an Army [...]
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