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Matt Lauer Asks Sexist Question Of GM's Female CEO. Brad Pitt's New Movie On The Steubenville Rape Case Has The Wrong Protagonist. Homeless Mother Gets Job Interview But Doesn't Have Childcare, Ends Up In Jail. By Annie-Rose Strasser "Homeless Mother Gets Job Interview But Doesn’t Have Childcare, Ends Up In Jail"

Homeless Mother Gets Job Interview But Doesn't Have Childcare, Ends Up In Jail

The Amazing Rejection Letter Disney Sent In 1938 To A Woman Who Wanted To Be An Animator. By Alyssa Rosenberg on January 9, 2014 at 1:50 pm "The Amazing Rejection Letter Disney Sent In 1938 To A Woman Who Wanted To Be An Animator" CREDIT: sim sandwich I’ve read artist and animator Bill Peet’s autobiography, which offers up a fairly hairy portrait of working with Walt Disney in the early days of the company’s animation golden age.

The Amazing Rejection Letter Disney Sent In 1938 To A Woman Who Wanted To Be An Animator

And at the National Board of Review Awards, Meryl Streep, who was presenting an award to Emma Thompson for playing P.L. Streep, in making that point, referenced a 1938 rejection letter Mary Ford received from the company–on Snow White stationery, no less–when she applied for an animating job. Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that task is performed entirely by young men. There are so many things that are amazing about the letter.

But in the midst of this depressing worldview, there’s a glimpse of something else. Beauty Pressure. Federal Judge Tells Women Lawyers Not To Dress Like 'An Ignorant Slut' By Ian Millhiser on March 27, 2014 at 9:18 am "Federal Judge Tells Women Lawyers Not To Dress Like ‘An Ignorant Slut’" CREDIT: Shutterstock Judge Richard Kopf, a George H.W.

Federal Judge Tells Women Lawyers Not To Dress Like 'An Ignorant Slut'

House Republicans Are Pushing A Bill That Would Force The IRS To Audit Rape Victims. By Tara Culp-Ressler "House Republicans Are Pushing A Bill That Would Force The IRS To Audit Rape Victims" CREDIT: AP Photo/Mike Groll House Republicans are currently advancing the “No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act,” or HR 7, a measure that would impose sweeping restrictions on abortion coverage that could make the procedure less affordable for Americans across the country.

House Republicans Are Pushing A Bill That Would Force The IRS To Audit Rape Victims

In addition to preventing low-income women from using their Medicaid coverage to access abortion, HR 7 could also have dramatic implications for the tax code and the private insurance market. One of its most controversial provisions could actually require the Internal Revenue Service to conduct audits of rape victims. Why? Essentially, that would empower the government agency to have the final say over what “counts” as a sexual assault or a life-threatening situation. University Of Arizona Student Tells Women: 'You Deserve Rape' By Aviva Shen "University Of Arizona Student Tells Women: ‘You Deserve Rape’" courtesy of Ryan Revock and the Arizona Daily Wildcat.

University Of Arizona Student Tells Women: 'You Deserve Rape'

Rape Culture Claims Another Victim: Teen Ends Life After Photo Of Her Alleged Gang Rape Goes Viral. By Andrea Peterson "Rape Culture Claims Another Victim: Teen Ends Life After Photo Of Her Alleged Gang Rape Goes Viral" Seventeen months ago a Canadian teen was allegedly gang-raped by four of her peers and the photo evidence of the rape spread across her community.

Rape Culture Claims Another Victim: Teen Ends Life After Photo Of Her Alleged Gang Rape Goes Viral

But unlike the situation that unfolded in Steubenville, where the victim was at least given the comfort of knowing her assailants received some measure of punishment (even if the media took their side), this case ended in tragedy: The victim was taken off life support by her family on Sunday, three days after attempting to end her own life. Seventeen-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons’ suicide was the harrowing end to a story involving not only sexual assault, but also the issues of harassment and victim-blaming that are problematic symptoms of rape culture.

Rape Culture Is Alive And Well In America Because Of These 6 Things. Un 'hacker' que reveló una violación afronta una pena mayor que los delincuentes. Boxlunches: colorsoftheswim: pastelmorgue: ... How the Media Failed Women in 2013. 5 Reasons To Care About Texas Abortion Law - Supreme Court Women's Health Ruling. Photo: Getty Images When the Supreme Court declined to block the Texas abortion law this week—the law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic where the provide services—an immediate change in policy took effect that concerns every woman in America.

5 Reasons To Care About Texas Abortion Law - Supreme Court Women's Health Ruling

The new front in the war on choice can seem far away if you’re not from Texas (or Wisconsin, Alabama, Mississippi, and North Dakota where Planned Parenthood is fighting comparable restrictions). No, You Cannot Substitute 'Sex' For 'Rape' (Credit: Change.org) On Friday afternoon, the Associated Press ran a story about a young woman in Washington state who alleges that her high school’s officials failed to protect her from a 16-year-old boy who raped her on school property, and even allowed the boy to remain in the same classroom with her after her guardian reported she was being harassed by him. The school continues to deny most of her claims, and she is seeking at least $400,000 in damages.

In its headline about the story, the AP chose to characterize the encounter — which took place in a bathroom at the high school — as “restroom sex”: The AP story goes on to note that a police investigation didn’t determine whether or not the sexual contact was consensual. Michigan High School Chooses To Protect Star Basketball Player Instead Of His Rape Victims. By Tara Culp-Ressler "Michigan High School Chooses To Protect Star Basketball Player Instead Of His Rape Victims" The National Women’s Law Center is joining forces with a Michigan-area law firm to file a complaint on behalf of a young woman who was sexually assaulted by one of her high school’s star basketball players.

Michigan High School Chooses To Protect Star Basketball Player Instead Of His Rape Victims

As RH Reality Check reports, the complaint alleges that high school administrators did nothing to help advocate for the rape victim after she came forward with her story. In fact, the principal discouraged her from filing charges because he was worried that would hurt her rapist’s chances at getting recruited to play college basketball: According to the complaint, in 2010 the victim was sexually assaulted by a star player on the school’s basketball team. After the news of the assault spread throughout the Michigan high school, the victim faced backlash from her fellow students, who called her a whore and a liar. Rape Culture At Work: Five Examples Of How Employers Turn Women Into Sex Objects.

By Tara Culp-Ressler and Bryce Covert.

Rape Culture At Work: Five Examples Of How Employers Turn Women Into Sex Objects

Manager Training Guide Blames Women For Coworkers Who Come On To Them. By Bryce Covert "Manager Training Guide Blames Women For Coworkers Who Come On To Them" CREDIT: Shutterstock Jhana, an online resource with articles and tools for managers used by employees at Google, Groupon, Eventbrite, Modcloth, and Ask.com, published an article called “What if a male colleague gets the wrong idea?”

Manager Training Guide Blames Women For Coworkers Who Come On To Them

To help women deal with unwanted sexual advances in the workplace. Unfortunately, as Jezebel’s Erin Gloria Ryan found, the manual doesn’t offer helpful advice for how to tell men to back off or even report inappropriate behavior, but instead tells women how they can modify their clothes and behavior to avoid it, placing the blame and the solution for the problem with them. While the article may have been taken down (and is behind a paywall), Ryan took screenshots of the various tips that it gives to working women. Yale Officially Declares 'Nonconsensual Sex' Not That Big of a Deal. Why we need the Violence against women act.

Candidato al Senado de EU dice que los embarazos son obra de Dios, incluso cuando son producto de una violación. Víctima de esterilización forzada en EE.UU.: "No sabía qué me estaban haciendo" Because New Mothers Just Waste Maternity Leave On Stupid Things Like Raising Their Children. You Can Be Fired For Being A Victim of Domestic Violence In All But Six States. McCain Slams Efforts To Curb Rampant Campus Sexual Harassment As Violating Free Speech. End the rape culture at university. July in Washington DC is brutally hot, but last week sexual violence survivors and allies couldn't be contained to the shady corners of the Department of Education's plaza. As part of the Ed Act Now campaign, we'd gathered to deliver more than 100,000 signatures from our Change.org petition urging the department to protect students from assault and harassment on college campuses. We went to Washington DC because under US law, most notably Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, all of us are guaranteed an essential civil right to access to education free from violence, but these provisions are almost never enforced.

During the event I told my own story of sexual violence on campus, one I can now articulate publicly without fear. Universidad de EE.UU. a estudiante violada: "Sin orgasmo del atacante no hubo delito" El Departamento de Educación de EE.UU. confirmó a la cadena ABC News que había abierto una investigación por discriminación sexual, después de recibir la denuncia de más de una docena de estudiantes de la universidad que afirmaban que la institución no tomó las medidas adecuadas después de que reportaran el abuso sexual a los funcionarios. En uno de los casos más impactantes, un policía del campus le dijo a una de las víctimas que su informe de la violación era infundado porque el agresor no tuvo orgasmo, informa el diario 'The Daily Mail'.