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Pennsylvania Police Accused Of Discriminating Against Women In Physical Fitness Test

todays lady news
  • The Pennsylvania State Police are being sued by the Justice Department over the allegation that its physical fitness test discriminates against women. . [ [Huffington Post; CBS Local]
  • One Chinese city is paying families about $161 to give their daughters the mother’s last name in order to encourage the idea that girls can carry on a family bloodline. [Market Watch]
  • Emma Watson posted a picture of herself laughing in response to a Turkish politician’s comment that women who laugh in public are not chaste. [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »

Women Sue Goldman Sachs for “Male Corporate Culture”

Three women are suing mega-investment firm Goldman Sachs over what they call “unchecked gender bias that pervades Goldman Sachs’s corporate culture.” Former vice president Cristina Chen-Oster, former managing director Lisa Parisi, and an associate, Shanna Orlich, claim that the firm underpaid them, and failed to promote women. Keep reading »

God Wouldn’t Like Us Discriminating Against Women, Says Jimmy Carter

It’s always awesome to hear male feminists condemn injustices against women—even more awesome when they’re one of the most powerful men in the world.

Writing in London’s Guardian, arguably the cuddliest ex-president ever, Jimmy Carter, said God would not be happy with how religion is used to sanction violence against women and girls, forced prostitution, and genital mutilation:

This discrimination, unjustifiably attributed to a Higher Authority, has provided a reason or excuse for the deprivation of women’s equal rights across the world for centuries…We need to challenge these self-serving and out-dated attitudes and practices…The truth is that male religious leaders have had — and still have — an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter.

Carter could have taken the wussy way out and been more polite to religious leaders, as not to offend. But he had the chutzpah to say this is not what Jesus would do. Keep reading »

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