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Interns Deserve Protection From Sexual Harassment, Too

I Was Sexually Harassed
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I was sexually harassed at my corner store. Read More »
Lawmaker's Lewd Comment
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Connecticut State Rep. Hewett makes lewd comment about "snake" to 17 year old. Read More »
No Female Interns
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Politician doesn't want female interns so he can behave "good." Read More »
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  • Unpaid interns in New York City are now protected from sexual harassment and racial/religious/sexual discrimination, following the passage of a bill that protects them on the job even if they are not earning a wage or salary. [Think Progress]
  • A Pakistani politician introduced a bill to increase the punishment on any adult who is involved in child marriage. [Reuters]
  • Here’s blogger Brittney Cooper on why she supports #CancelColbert … [Salon]
  • … and here’s what blogger Erin Gloria Ryan from Jezebel says we can learn from the whole thing. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Anthony Weiner Aide Trashes Intern, Call Her The C-Word & “Slutbag”

Meet Sydney Leathers
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Anthony Weiner's latest paramour is a progressive activist in Indiana. Read More »
Sexting Not Over?
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When asked directly, Anthony Weiner doesn't confirm his sexing is done. Read More »
Weiner Confronted
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School teacher yells at Anthony Weiner in front of the cameras. Read More »
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Interns! You’ve got to keep an eye on them* or else they blab secrets that end on the front page of The New York Daily News.

Well, maybe you do when you’re on the beleagured Anthony Weiner mayoral campaign. Ex-Weiner intern Olivia Nuzzi landed on the front cover of the Daily News yesterday under the headline, “People only work for Weiner to get to Hillary and Huma.” In the piece, Nuzzi explained how Weiner’s staff is just riding Carlos Danger’s coattails to get access to his wife Huma Abedin, a former top aide to Hillary Clinton, in hopes that they could get plum gigs if Hill runs for president in 2016.

Awkward? A little bit. But not as awkward as when the Weiner communications director Barbara Morgan went off on a reporter for Talking Points Memo, trashing Nuzzi as a “slutbag,” “twat,” “cunt,” and fame-hungry “bitch” who “sucked” at her job.  Keep reading »

Creepy Politician “Doesn’t Want” Female Interns Because Sexism Keeps Him “Good”

Lawmaker's Lewd Comment
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Connecticut State Rep. Hewett makes lewd comment about "snake" to 17 year old. Read More »
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Last week Connecticut State Rep. Ernest Hewett (D) creeped out America with his lewd and inappropriate comment to a 17-year-old girl about the “snake” under his desk. (He meant his dick.)  Now Hewett has explained to the Hartford Courant that this was not his typical behavior.  How has he kept his record clean? Keep reading »

The Soapbox: I Am Not Here For Your Viewing Pleasure

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These are the dumbest anti-sexual harassment stock photos we found! Read More »
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Catcaller Form
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Here's a handy form for you to give to catcallers. Read More »

The misting of her eyes almost completely distracted me from the words coming out of her mouth. As we stood side by side, overlooking a magnificent skyline view of twinkling skyscrapers, she told me her summer in Manhattan was not what she had been expecting. I knew something was very wrong when my strong-willed, outgoing friend told me this story with tears in her eyes:

“Whoa, what size shoe are you?” her 30-year-old male co-worker asked.

“I’m a size 11. I have pretty big feet,” my 6’1″ friend replied.

“You know what they say about a woman with big feet?”

“No, what?”

“A big clit.” Keep reading »

Super Intern Gets 47 Job Offers, Makes Everyone Else Look Bad

Hillary's Intern
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Hillary Clinton's ex-intern is now doing porn. Read More »
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When Maeghan Smulders, a 24-year-old from Calgary, graduated from college last June, she had 29 job offers (yep, you read that right: twenty-nine). Did she choose the best one and start working her way up the corporate ladder? Of course not! She was convinced she could find something better, so she launched a “speed interning” campaign, working for free at 10 companies over the span of 112 days. “I really wanted to find an environment that I could really grow in,” she says, and wow, did she find it: after sorting through 18 more job offers (one from each company she interned at, and eight from companies who saw her story on the news), she took a job with Beyond The Rack, a fashion startup based in Montreal that created a new position just for her. “I really hope that this journey inspires other students to not limit themselves upon graduating,” says Smulders. “Be persistent and really search for what you want to do.” As much as I love her message, the internship blitz isn’t a realistic option for all the college students out there who are working multiple (paid) jobs and barely making it. What do you think of Smulders’ job hunting strategy? [The Star]

Morning Quickies: “Black Swan” Interns Sue Over Unpaid Coffee-Fetching

Hillary's Intern
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Hillary Clinton's ex-intern, Sammi Spades, is now doing porn. Read More »
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  • Two interns who worked on the movie “Black Swan” are suing Fox Searchlight Pictures because they don’t believe their coffee-fetching and lunch order-taking qualified as “educational” enough to justify labor laws about unpaid internships. [New York Times]
  • In honor of Banned Books Week, check out the women authors and books for young women that topped the American Library Assocation’s 2010 list of most challenged books. [The Mary Sue]
  • Science says doing ‘shrooms gives you “an enduring but positive personality change.” (Ahem, don’t do drugs, kids!) [USA Today] Keep reading »
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