BY Marissa Dubecky
on Jan 21, 2015
No need to celebrate—but today marks the anniversary of the passage of one of many inane laws women have been subjected to over the course of American history, just because they have lady parts.
On January 21, 1908, the Sullivan Ordinance was put into effect in New York City, barring the owners of public places from allowing women to smoke on their premises. Even more nonsensical than the idea of outlawing this in the first place is the fact that the law did not stop women from lighting up in general nor even in public, just specifically from smoking in public venues. Read More
on Aug 05, 2014
Yesterday, The New York Times published an article, written by Adam Liptak, entitled, “Justice Rulings Advance Gays; Women Less So,” essentially speaking to the apparent disparity between the Supreme Court’s Decisions involving gay rights and women’s rights. Liptak compares the Supreme Court’s recent blows to women’s rights with Hobby Lobby and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, to the recent victories of the Gay Rights Movement, with the repeal of the Defense Of Marriage Act among other similar feats. Read More
on May 16, 2014
Upon hearing news of the rapist list that was publicly inscribed inside of a Columbia University bathroom stall- I decided to do a little digging and fortuitously opened a Pandora’s Box of unnerving sexual assault mishandlings by the “renowned Ivy League.”
On May 15th Columbia University custodians found a little PSA written in sharpie on a bathroom stall, sporting the headline: “Rapists On Campus,” subsequently listing 4 names of male undergraduates. Read More
Well, wouldja look at that, Abercrombie & Fitch is under siege once again. In A&F’s latest news, a young Muslim woman filed an anti-discrimination suit against the company because she was unable to wear a hijab to work. Jeez, this company needs to get its act together.
In 2010, 18-year-old Hani Khan was fired from the San Mateo, CA, Hollister store. Four months into her job, Khan’s manager expressed concern for her head scarf. Khan refused to remove it. In light of this, Khan was terminated from her job. Read More
What’s that, world? Women’s Equality Day was this Monday, and the Equal Rights Amendment still hasn’t passed? And pay discrimination is still legal? Huh, that's weird!
These Disney princesses know what’s up with the gender gap, and sing about it in this awesome video:
Watch out for gems like Ariel’s line, “It’s time to be paid for more than what’s in between our legs!” #tootrue
This happy tune comes as an unfortunate reminder that American women still make 77 cents to a man’s dollar, and that it's totally legal. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Aug 20, 2013
Starting in November, Germany will become the first country in Europe to provide an “indeterminate” gender selection on birth certificates. This law gives parents a somewhat “laissez-faire” approach to their child’s gender identity. Most importantly, children born with both male and female characteristics will be able to choose their own gender later in life. By marking “blank” on the birth certificate, parents can give their kid the freedom to identify in whatever way he or she sees fit. Read More
BY Hallie Marks
on Aug 13, 2013
One of the biggest controversies recently surrounding the Tour de France has to do with Lance Armstrong and drug abuse by participants. But one major controversy surrounding the race is barely talked about: the lack of female participants. Actually, women aren’t even allowed to race in the Tour de France, so it’s less of an issue of participation and more of an issue of straight-up discrimination.
Some women, such as Kathryn Bertine, SKN National Champion Cyclist and filmmaker, as well as many other professional female cyclists, are fed up with the lack of inclusion. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jul 30, 2013
I’m sure you’ve heard every possible excuse and reason for why you might not have a job right now. It’s the economy, it’s all about connections, there’s just so much competition, blah blah blah. But if you’re a qualified lady applying for every job that you know you could do with your eyes closed, it’s likely nothing you can control. In fact, your resume may not even be read past the first line if your name indicates that you’ve got a V and not a P. That’s what Kim O’Grady learned and wrote about in a recent post on his Tumblr. Read More