President Obama Will Issue Two Executive Orders On Equal Pay

  • President Obama will sign an executive order tomorrow that will force federal contractors to submit information to the Labor Department about employees’ pay along with their race and gender, as well as ban them from retaliating against employees who discuss their salaries with one another. [NPR]
  • A 10-year-old girl in Senegal who became pregnant after she was raped by a neighbor won’t be allowed to have an abortion. Senegel punishes women who terminate pregnancies with as much as 10 years in prison. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Here’s how Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill are pushing Congress to allocate more money to the U.S. Department of Education to fight sexual assault on college campuses by enforcing laws more strictly. [Huffington PostBuzzFeed]
  • Sports radio hosts are trashing New York Mets player Daniel Murphy for missing opening day to be with his wife for the birth of their child. I guess real men are supposed to be chewing tobacco in the dugout while the little wifey is in labor[The Nation]
  • Dencia, an African pop star who promotes a skin-whitening cream called Whitenicious, is going after Lupita Nyong’o for becoming the new face of Lancome, which in Dencia’s twisted mind means “the white man pays her, they own her!!” [Jezebel]
  • A 25-year-old woman was physically attacked at a bus stop in Beit Shemesh, Israel, last week by an ultra-Orthodox man who called her a “slut,” pulled her hair, and threw her to the ground, screaming about how she wasn’t dressed modestly enough.  [Haaretz]
  • Germany has opened up its first lesbians-only burial ground. [Sydney Morning Herald]
  • Three miners’ wives recall the day 30 years ago when coal workers across the UK went on strike. [Guardian UK]
  • Why diversity on the runway matters. [Fashionista]

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