Tag Archives: Policy

Closing the gender wage gap at the federal level

TweetThe federal wage gap is slightly better than the gap for all employees in the US – federally employed women earn 89 cents for every dollar men earn, instead of 77 cents. I know, winning! The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released a joint memorandum Tuesday committing to [...]
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Quick hit: the problem with New York City’s new mandated sex ed programs

TweetEarlier this week, we wrote about the announcement of a mandatory sex ed program in New York City public schools. Mayor Bloomberg’s new law require that comprehensive (which is to say, not abstinence-only), and will be taught in all NYC public high schools and middle schools. This is great news! However, Anna Lekas Miller at [...]
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Will today be the day, New York?

TweetThere is a lot of buzz in the New York area this morning about the possibility of getting marriage equality by day’s end. My fingers are certainly crossed (which, yes, makes it hard to type). New York is bigger by population than previous legalizing states combined, so the number of Americans that live with marriage [...]
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The FBI’s “forcible rape” definition

TweetWhile the GOP tries to redefine rape and exclude survivors in their anti-choice ventures this year, it looks like the FBI has been way ahead of the game on that front. Yep, the definition of rape used in the bureau’s Uniform Crime Report is pretty damn vintage. And not vintage like 70s vintage — this [...]
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Republicans block DADT repeal

TweetDemocrats were 3 votes short of the 60 they needed yesterday to prevent a filibuster and approve the Defense Appropriations bill, containing the provision ending DADT. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called it like it is, before calling out the vote: “It’s quite clear that they’re trying to run out the clock.” Defense Secretary Robert [...]
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