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  If you haven’t already heard, a former fourth grade math teacher from Long Island was fired last month after a topless selfie of hers (that she sent three years ago) circulated around the school she taught at for four years. In 2016, Lauren Miranda sent the photo to a fellow teacher in the same school district, who was a man she was dating at the time. However this past January, Miranda was called into the principal’s office at Bellport Middle School, and to her surprise,...
It’s a win for women in the House of Representatives, who just passed legislation reauthorizing 1994's Violence Against Women Act with stronger plans to broaden transgender rights and restrict buying guns by convicted domestic abusers. The legislation will now go to the Senate. The NRA opposed the bill due to its gun restrictions, which had the GOP figuring out how to salvage their case, but the result was ultimately in favor of domestic abuse survivors and women everywhere with a vote of 263 to 158, as...
When people in power condone non-consensual sex, we should take notice, and that’s exactly what Mr. Justice Hayden, a judge of the High Court of England and Wales, did in court this week. A case was brought to court by social services to consider a mandated order for a man to prohibit him from having sex with his wife for 20 years due to a deteriorating mental health issue: therefore, not giving her the ability to consent. During the hearing in court, the Guardian reported Hayden saying,...
  The boys at a high school in Bethesda, Maryland, one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the country, created a list to rank their female classmates, reported the Washington Post. It included 18 girls from the Chevy Chase High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. The boys rated the girls on a number scale that ranged from 5.5 to 9.4. The list was created over a year ago but it resurfaced last month and was circulated through texts and word of mouth. It only took about 24...

Today is Equal Pay Day, the day dedicated to recognizing the gender wage gap. It’s a day we should celebrate to recognize the long history of wage disparity within the United States. When the discussion of equal pay comes up, the conversation often focuses on white women. Women of color are almost completely ignored or simply forgotten. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, these are what which demographics make in comparison to the white man’s dollar in 2017: White Women: 77.0%Hispanic Women: 53.0%Asian Women: 85.1%*Native Women: 57.0% When...
Democratic politicians in New York have proposed legislation to decriminalize sex work in the state. State senators Julia Salazar and Jessica Ramos and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried will draft the legislation. Salazar, who was elected this past November, was one of the first politicians to include sex workers' rights as part of her platform. In a press conference on February 25, Salazar said: “The climate of fear of intimidation caused by criminalizing sex work makes it very difficult for sex workers to seek any kind of redress...
Just one week after the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques, which killed 50 people, New Zealand’s cabinet has committed to strengthening the country’s gun laws by banning military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high capacity magazines, CNN.com reports. At a press conference in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced; “On 15 March our history changed forever. Now our laws will too. We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a...
In the Maine state legislature, state representative Richard Pickett of Dixfield (take a moment to consider how fitting the name is) just voted against a measure that would have provided free menstrual supplies to incarcerated women, transgender, and nonbinary people. Rep. Pickett stated in a hearing: “Quite frankly, and I don’t mean this in any disrespect, the jail system and the correctional system was never meant to be a country club,” According to the Maine Beacon, Whitney Parrish, director of policy and program for Maine Women’s...
On the same day that David Beckham stood in front of a newly unveiled statue of himself in L.A. and called it a dream come true, the United States Women’s National Soccer Team celebrated Women’s History Month by wearing inspirational women’s names on the back of their jerseys during their game against England. While Beckham stated that he hoped his kids would be able to see what he “created” and that it would likely make them proud, the members of the U.S. women’s team chose to honor inspirational women like...
  1. HYPATIA Hypatia was a genius. She was a mathematician, astronomer and inventor. Our babe had some serious brains and was also ballsy as fuck. She’s one of the first recorded women in mathematics—if not the first. Yeah, we haven't even started and you already KNOW she's the greatest... Hypatia was born sometime between 350-37 BC in Alexandria (an Egyptian province). Her dad, Theon, was one of the last members of the Library of Alexandria (an incredibly fancy palace of knowledge). A famed mathematician, Daddy Hypatia wasted no time teaching...