Posts Tagged Inequality

Potts

Weekly Feminist Reader

Three teens have been arrested for raping Audrie Potts, who killed herself in September. Check back in for more on Potts tomorrow from Maya.

Janet Mock is the Racialicious Crush of the Week!

Girls — and later women — decide not to run for office because they don’t want to be unlikeable, not because they are lacking leadership qualities.

Swiss bank punks men on “Equal Pay Day.”

Mia McKenzie of Black Girl Dangerous on “accidental” racism.

The Canadian police have reopened Rehtaeh Parsons’ rape case in the wake of her suicide. And Parsons’ dad demands change in a heartbreaking essay.

India’s anti-rape movement: redefining solidarity outside the colonial frame.

Despite protests of his “violently misogynistic ...

Three teens have been arrested for raping Audrie Potts, who killed herself in September. Check back in for more on Potts tomorrow from Maya.

Janet Mock is the Racialicious Crush of the Week!

New study: Life expectancy for women has decreased in parts of U.S.

Change in life expectancy for women in U.S. counties from 1987 to 2007

Go here for a larger version of the map. Red areas indicate counties where life expectancy has decreased. (Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington)

That right there is an astounding map. Since basically forever, life expectancy in the U.S. has increased with each passing generation. But a new study found that while that trend has held steady nationally over the last two decades, for women in 313 U.S. counties, life expectancy has actually declined during that time.

That–like so many other health disparities in the U.S.–should be a national embarrassment. According to the study, the U.S. ...

Change in life expectancy for women in U.S. counties from 1987 to 2007

Go here for a larger version of the map. Red areas indicate counties where life expectancy has decreased. (Source: Institute ...

Social justice philanthropy

The true measure of the wealthy should be their generosity, said Bradford Smith, president of the Foundation Center.

“If philanthropy is indeed becoming the new status symbol of the wealthy it will do a lot more to change the world than buying Gucci bags,” he said.

This is an excerpt from a recent Reuters article about the way in which philanthropy has become a new status symbol among the ultra-wealthy. On the one hand, it’s promising and true. Indeed, if more wealthy people were donating to Oxfam, that would have more of a social impact than were they to use this same amount of money on a shopping spree at Tiffany’s. It doesn’t matter what their motivation is as long as ...

The true measure of the wealthy should be their generosity, said Bradford Smith, president of the Foundation Center.

“If philanthropy is indeed becoming the new status symbol of the wealthy it will do a lot more to change ...

Social justice philanthropy

The true measure of the wealthy should be their generosity, said Bradford Smith, president of the Foundation Center.

“If philanthropy is indeed becoming the new status symbol of the wealthy it will do a lot more to change the world than buying Gucci bags,” he said.

This is an excerpt from a recent Reuters article about the way in which philanthropy has become a new status symbol among the ultra-wealthy. On the one hand, it’s promising and true. Indeed, if more wealthy people were donating to Oxfam, that would have more of a social impact than were they to use this same amount of money on a shopping spree at Tiffany’s. It doesn’t matter what their motivation is as long as ...

The true measure of the wealthy should be their generosity, said Bradford Smith, president of the Foundation Center.

“If philanthropy is indeed becoming the new status symbol of the wealthy it will do a lot more to change ...