BY Sonia Edwards
on Jul 10, 2014
Finally, some good news out of Washington.
Yesterday, Democratic Senators Patty Murray (WA) and Mark Udall (CO) introduced a new law in response to the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby ruling. The Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act plans on doing just what its title suggests. It would make it illegal for any for-profit organization to deny its workers of health care guaranteed under federal law, namely ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 01, 2014
Hobby Lobby, the company behind the Supreme Court’s anti-contraception ruling, has been profiting from the same contraception products that they sought to deny from the Affordable Care Act.
What??? A corporation causing a big, sexist stink about preserving its religious beliefs, only to secretly and hypocritically make money off of the contraceptives it was protesting in the first place?? Shocking!
A Mother Jones report reveals that Hobby Lobby ... 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 ... Read More
BY Sarah Fonder
on Feb 13, 2013
Turns out Sarah Silverman's not the only one in her family who likes to make waves-- her sister, Rabbi Susan Silverman, got arrested in Jerusalem for a protest on religious rights on Monday. In a demonstration for civil rights group Women of the Wall, Silverman and nine other women prayed in traditional men's clothes in the women's section of the Western Wall. As the last remaining section of King Solomon's Temple, the Western Wall is incredibly holy land ... Read More
A fatwa (basically a Muslim ruling by a religious official, not necessarily a grand scheme death threat ala Salman Rushdie) has been issued by an important Saudi cleric that says that women may respect declarations in certain countries (ahem, France) that forbid the wearing of the niqab or burqa. Sheikh Aed al-Qarni has said that it is “illogical and unreasonable” for the French government to be going through with this basic removal of religious ... Read More