The Paycheck Fairness Act Fails In Congress (Again)

  • The Senate failed yet again to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday, which would have strengthened an employee’s ability to fight pay inequality and prohibited them from retaliation by employers. Republicans have long opposed the bill, which they believe will negatively impact business owners. [Politico]
  • This woman recounts reporting her sexual assault at a school already under investigation for Title IV violations. [The Toast]
  • On the little known feminist origins of Wonder Woman. [The New Yorker]
  • Police in Florida often drop investigations of sexual assault against Florida State University students if the victim doesn’t explicitly ask them to push to investigate. While some might argue this is a victim-centered approach, you could also say that police are giving rapists a free pass by not taking more initiative themselves. [New York Times]
  • This teen mother explains how she was coerced into giving her son up for adoption. [xoJane]
  • In a profile this weekend in The New York Times Magazine, actress Viola Davis from “Doubt” and “The Help” discussed colorism in Hollywood. [New York Times Magazine]
  • On the Lifetime channel, exploitation of women’s lives, and entertainment. [Bitch Magazine]

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