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Yes, The Workplace Is Still Kinda Sexist — But We’re Getting There!

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Despite the massive strides that have been made toward gender equality in the workplace, we still have a way to go. Is that the understatement of the century?

According to a report by the Pew Research Center, about 75 percent of young women think the United States needs to do more to create workplace equality. The pay gap is narrowing and women have a better shot at high-level employment than they once did, but that doesn’t mean the playing field is level just yet. Not surprisingly, lots of young women are just as skeptical about workplace equality as their moms and grandmothers were. Keep reading »

General Motors Appoints Mary Barra As First-Ever Female CEO

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  • Mary Barra has become the first-ever female CEO and chairman in the history of General Motors. [Cosmopolitan, Forbes]
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging Congress to vote on the military spending bill, which includes proposals to update how sexual assaults within the armed forces are prosecuted, before the end of the year. [Washington Post]
  • A Florida teen has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the attempted murder of a transgender woman. [LGBTQ Nation]
  • Here’s how the late Nelson Mandela helped bring reproductive rights to South Africa. [The Nation] Keep reading »

Most Americans Don’t Know What The HPV Vaccine Does

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  • … other than turn the adolescent girls who get it into raging sluts, that is. [Think Progress]
  • Breaking news: wealthy women are able to financially support their husbands as stay-at-home dads. Call me when this “trend” affects someone other than people who work on Wall Street. [New York Times]
  • Meet Chirlane McCray, the new first lady of New York City. [ELLE]
  • On the politics of fat and emergency contraceptives. [RH Reality Check] Keep reading »

WTF: Creepy Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Only Gets Three Years Probation

Sexual Harassment?
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resigns over sexual harassment
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Filner Enters Counseling
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"Blurred Lines" Parody
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Former San Diego mayor Bob Filner, who resigned in August after he was accused of sexual harassment and assault by 18 women, has been sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years of probation. Three of those women filed charges against the disgraced former Congressman: two counts of misdemeanor battery and one count of felony false imprisonment. Justice has been served … um, NOT. Keep reading »

Baby Machines Aren’t Making Quite So Many Babies

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  • The pregnancy rate in America is the lowest its been in 12 years, according to a new report from the Centers For Disease Control, observing data from 2000 to 2009. Can someone say “economy”? Some good news, at least: teen pregnancy also reached a historic low in 2009. [CNN, Reuters]
  • On Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston and the overlapping of football culture and rape culture. [RH Reality Check]
  • Rape apologists love to blame women for being drunk when a sexual assault occurs — but here’s what actual research says about women and alcohol. [Think Progress]
  • How “American Horror Story: Coven” is getting race all wrong. [Feministing] Keep reading »

Republican Politicians Being Taught How To Talk About Women

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