Is Occupy Good for Women?

Is Occupy Good for Women?

Christine Bork – Huffington Post – Thursday, 12 January 2012 (originally published 10 Jan) From the 11th floor of our offices in downtown Chicago, I could hear the Occupy Chicago protestors chanting, “We are the 99 percent,” as they marched down LaSalle Street to City Hall last November. They’ve been “occupying” Chicago for over three […]

FBI Takes Major Step Toward Updating Narrow Definition Of Rape

FBI Takes Major Step Toward Updating Narrow Definition Of Rape

Amanda Terkel – Huffington Post – Thursday, 08 December 2011 (originally published 06 Dec) WASHINGTON — An FBI advisory board overwhelmingly voted to update the narrow, archaic way the agency defines rape on Tuesday, a move that women’s rights advocates hailed as a long-overdue success. Currently, the FBI defines rape as the “carnal knowledge of a female forcibly […]

LinkedIn Report: Women without a Mentor

LinkedIn Report: Women without a Mentor

Emily Jasper – Forbes – Friday, 28 October 2011 (originally published 25 Oct) Everyone should have mentors. It only helps you in your career (and life) if you have someone who can share their own experiences, learnings, and battle scars with you. You won’t avoid mistakes, but the idea here is that you may be […]

Dukes v. Wal-Mart and the Limits of Legal Change

Dukes v. Wal-Mart and the Limits of Legal Change

Liza Featherstone – The Nation – Tuesday, 21 June, 2011 The Supreme Court yesterday unanimously slapped down the largest civil rights class action suit in history—on a dry technicality. Justices agreed that Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the ten-year-old sex discrimination lawsuit should not proceed as a class action because the lower courts had not followed proper […]

Native Women Seek Justice at U.N.

Native Women Seek Justice at U.N.

Haider Rizvi – IPS – Inter Press Service – Thursday, 3 March, 2011 UNITED NATIONS, Mar 2, 2011 (IPS) – The United States is facing international scrutiny for its apparent failure to prosecute criminals who enter indigenous territories to prey on Native women and girls. Between 60 and 80 percent of violent victimisation of Native […]

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