Labor Organizer Ai-Jen Poo Is Another MacArthur “Genius” Grant Winner

  • Ai-Jen Poo, a labor leader with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which organizes immigrant women workers, was one of the recipients of a MacArthur “genius” grant this week. [Colorlines; DomesticWorkers.org]
  • Dykes To Watch Out For comic Alison Bechdel was just one of many queer folks in history who have received a “genius” grant from the MacArthur Foundation. [Queerty]
  • SURPRISE! Women have a generally dim view of the NFL in light of the recent domestic abuse and child abuse scandals. [New York Times]
  • Sweden’s political party the Feminist Initiative failed to get the four percent of the votes necessary for a seat in Parliament. [Guardian UK]
  • On the many complications between women who are gestational surrogates and the parent or couple who are using their services, the laws of which vary state by state. [New York Times]
  • A domestic violence counselor recounted her experience working as a civilian employee of a police department. [xoJane]
  • Infertility is more than just a rich, white woman’s problem. [NYMag.com]
  • Here’s a woman on teaching her son about the new rules of masculinity. [For Harriet]
  • Dr. Christine Whelan, an epidemiologist who waded into the regulation of food chemicals, has died at 70. [New York Times]

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