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  Only 24.1 percent of state legislators are women, a number that has not changed since last year and one that is proving to be problematic in the state of New York. Senate Minority Leader, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the only woman leader in the state legislature, is getting a big “talk to the hand” from Gov. Andrew Cuomo as negotiations about the state budget ensue without her. Representing 24 democrats, Stewart-Cousins stated that the tradition of ... Read More
Obamacare is making wave in the Supreme Court: King vs. Burwell—a case that will decide whether or not the IRS can extend tax-credit subsidies to coverage purchased through healthcare exchanges established through the Affordable Care Act—will likely come to a close today. The final decision could impact access to healthcare for millions of women across the country. As it stands now, 14 states have their own healthcare exchanges (or marketplaces) that ... Read More
So the NY Senate is planning to approve 8 bills on the subject of women’s rights. They're all pretty long overdue, but at least they're on the lineup. The bills would outlaw certain varieties of employment discrimination, require workplace accommodations for pregnant women, allow for sexual harassment complaints at places with fewer than four employees (um, why is this even a question?), ensure equal pay across the gender divide, disallow housing ... Read More
Elizabeth Lauten, a GOP congressional staffer and communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), has announced that she will resign from her position after her viral Facebook rant reprimanding the Obama girls for their appearance at the annual White House turkey pardoning. In an online post, Lauten criticized Sasha (13) and Malia (16) Obama for their choice of dress, teen attitude, and essentially being the children of President Barack and Michelle ... Read More
In Norah Shapiro’s documentary, Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile, a Tibetan-American teenageer leaves home in Minnesota, dons a bikini and high heels, and heads to Dharamsala, India to vie for the crown of Miss Tibet. The film follows Tenzin Khecheo on an unusual search for her “Tibetan-ness” by way of a western-style beauty pageant staged by an eccentric impresario in the Indian region home to the exiled Tibetan government. Personally, I have a ... Read More
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