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Trump Administration Continues Separating Immigrant Children from Parents at the Border The Trump administration is in its second official month of its inhumane policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border. The Boston Globe reports the tragic story of many immigrant children who are taken from their parents and put into shelters or foster homes across the country while their parents await trail in ICE detention centers, often with no knowledge of where their children reside. Read more at The Boston Globe. Today in...
Google is celebrating the 171st anniversary of suffragist Millicent Fawcett’s birthday with a Doodle. But, who is she? Fawcett is considered one of the most influential people in the women’s suffrage movement in Britain. According to the Independent, she has also been described as one of the most influential feminists of the past 100 years. The colors for her movement, which are represented in the doodle, were green, white and red, which stood for "Give Women Rights." Fawcett was a feminist from a young age. During her childhood, Fawcett’s...
Lily Allen Comes Foreward About Sexual Abuse In Music Industry In a recent interview with the Daily Telegraph, Lily Allen revealed that she had been abused by a person in the music industry, saying, “The music industry won’t let me escape my abuser.” Allen compared herself to Rose McGowan, saying she had reported the abuse to people around her in the industry and no one did anything about it. She has not named her abuser because she is worried about the impact it will have on...
  The Restoration era in Britain was truly a golden age of misogyny. The culturally ingrained fear of and contempt for women is evident in the literature and drama of the period. My personal favourite historical derogatory term for single women comes from Restoration literature, in which spinsters are referred to, charmingly, as “ape leaders."The most potent and horrifying manifestation of Restoration misogyny is the witch trials of the period, in which women were made the scapegoats of a society in state of political and social...
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Bye, Brock Turner's Judge California Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, known for giving Brock Turner a lenient sentence after the Stanford student sexually assaulted an unconscious woman, was removed from office last night. The Washington Post reports that 59.6% of voters supported his removal. “Women across all sectors of society are standing up saying, ‘Enough is enough,’” Stanford professor and Recall Judge Aaron Persky Campaign Chairwoman Michele Dauber told the publication. Read the full story in The Washington Post.  Rest in Peace, Kate Spade Yesterday, designer Kate Spade...
Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, finding that the baker from Masterpiece Cakeshop maintained the legal right to deny a product to customers if it violates his religious beliefs—welcome to Pride Month, everybody! Who you are as a person is now legally viewed as violating someone’s religious beliefs.  This ruling comes just three years and a few weeks off from the court’s landmark 5-4 decision making same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. While the...
Bill Clinton Still Believes He "Did The Right Thing" In an interview on Today, former president Bill Clinton was asked if he would have handled his affair with Monica Lewinsky diifferently in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Clinton responded by saying that he would still fight his impeachment rather than resign, “I think I did the right thing. I defended the Constitution.” He also admitted to never privately apologizing to Lewinsky. Clinton added that while he likes the #MeToo movement, he doesn’t “agree with everything.” Bill Murray Has...
Roxana Hernandez Dies In ICE CustodyRoxana Hernandez, 33, has died in ICE custody. Hernandez (pictured above) was a trans woman from Honduras who arrived at the border as one of about 60 Central American trans women immigrants seeking asylum in a caravan organized by immigration rights group Pueblo Sin Fronteras. Hernandez was then held for five days by ICE in a cell described as an “icebox,” a holding cell that the American Immigration Council has called “inadequate for any overnight attention” because it is “routinely...
Eleven Saudi women's rights activists, most of them women who were fighting for the right to drive, have been detained since last week in Saudi Arabia, reports CNN. The arrests come just weeks before the countrywide ban on women driving is scheduled to end. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, announced last year that the ban on women driving would be lifted on June 24, 2018. The decision caused many Saudi women's rights activists, including those who have...