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Japan Airlines just became the first major corporation to get rid of the age-old dress code that mandates women wear high-heeled shoes and skirts to work. The new dress code, which will go into effect next month, will allow some 6,000 women crew members to choose whatever footwear they feel most comfortable with and trade out their skirts for trousers. This a a major win for the #KuToo movement, which has been on a mission to achieve gender equality in the workforce since last year. Started...
Schools and universities across the world have halted classes and closed campuses indefinitely, because of the spread of COVID-19, while many will remain shut for the rest of the semester. Virtual classes were developed, in course's cases, for the first time ensuring students don’t fall behind with their education and credits. But, these classes and the standard of them has already been highly criticized; students have even suggested a cut in tuition fees. That aside, milestones and experiences won’t be had because of this pandemic....
As people from coast to coast grapple with the new reality of life on lockdown thanks to an global pandemic, the question remains of how to help those who are actually imprisoned. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Ayanna Pressley are taking up the mantle in a letter, calling on President Trump to minimize the federal prison population in order to lessen the spread of COVID-19 and the potential death of countless people who are currently imprisoned. All too often people in this nation’s prison systems are...
Our president might not realize the severity of what is going on in our country and the world at large. But thankfully, our queen and savior Rihanna does. Last week, Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley announced that the pop star, who originally hails from the Caribbean island, is donating $700,000 worth of ventilators to their hospitals. Now, the singer has announced that her organization, The Clara Lionel Foundation, will donate $5 million to Covid-19 relief worldwide. Via her Instagram, Rihanna revealed that the $5 million...
The effects of coronavirus are widespread. One aspect of our society that COVID-19 is having a profound impact on that one might not expect, however, is abortion access. Last week, Ohio Attorney General, Dave Yost, deemed reproductive healthcare ‘non-essential,’ and ordered that all abortion clinics in the state stop ‘elective’ abortion surgeries. “You and your facility are ordered to immediately stop performing non-essential and elective surgical abortions” Deputy Attorney General, Jonathan Fulkerson, stated in a letter to a number of Planned Parenthood facilities in Ohio,...
Harvey Weinstein, convicted rapist and disgraced movie producer, tested positive for Covid-19 or Coronavirus on Sunday. It was first reported to the Niagara Gazette and then confirmed by the Head of Corrections office to NBC News. Earlier this month on March 11, Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act. This was a monumental moment in the #MeToo movement and many saw it as a tipping point in the portrayal of sexual assault and harassment in the public...
For the past 44 years, women seeking abortions in New Zealand have technically committed a criminal act. But on Wednesday, New Zealand’s parliament voted on a bill that finally decriminalized the medical procedure. Now, women can get an abortion up to 20 weeks in, and after 20 weeks, too, if a health practitioner deems it appropriate.  Terry Bellamark, director of an abortion advocacy group in New Zealand told The Guardian how significant the legislation is. “Finally after 44 years, New Zealand parliament has recognized that women...
After eight terms as Illinois’ congressman, Dan Lipinski has been unseated by progressive businesswoman Marie Newman. Lipinski’s viewpoints mirror those of most Republicans. He is known for his track record of opposing abortion and same-sex marriage and voting against the Affordable Care Act and DREAM Act back in 2010. Lipinski also opposed raising the minimum wage to $15, and didn’t endorse Obama’s reelection.  Lipinski followed in the footsteps of his father William, taking over the position his father held since 1983 back in 2005. Two years ago,...
With the steady spread of COVID-19 throughout the United States, government officials are scrambling to create a bill that will help to alleviate difficulties many in the country are already experiencing and the uneasy road that still lays ahead. Now should be the time of rational, bipartisan thinking but Republican lawmakers are now capitalizing on the pandemic here in the States to sneak anti-abortion rhetoric into policies that coincide with the bill, aiming to include the Hyde Amendment as part of the package. The Hyde Amendment,...
And then there were two. After Elizabeth Warren dropped out just two short weeks ago, Americans are officially left to decide between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden for the Democratic nominee who will take on Trump in November. Although, it's unclear if Tulsi Gabbard is still technically in the race, lurking in the shadows somewhere. Either way—it’s really between Bernie and Joe now, and last night they took to the debate stage to discuss their policies. While the two dems fall on opposite sides of...