Tag Archives: Inequality

Weekly Feminist Reader

TweetThree 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 [...]
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How to support women and girls in disaster recovery

TweetBy Brenda Berkman, cross-posted from MAKERS.com People are the same the world over. We see a disaster happening and we want to help. Often that impulse to help is short-term and a Band-Aid approach – we hold a bake sale to raise donations; we load a vehicle with canned goods and deliver it to a [...]
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New study: Life expectancy for women has decreased in parts of U.S.

TweetChange 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 [...]
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Social justice philanthropy

TweetThe 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 [...]
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