Pigs and Prudes: Skirting the Lawyers’ Dress Code

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As if passing the bar wasn’t hard enough, women lawyers and law students are faced with contradictory and often unwritten dress-code rules. First of all, every court has its own set of dress expectations. For example, the Tennessee Supreme Court has rules for how long the sleeves on a woman’s jacket should be. And at […]

President Obama Takes a Stand for Women on Equal Pay Day

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Women in the U.S. make roughly one-third less than men doing the same jobs, which means it would take a woman from January 1 to April 8 the following year (or more than 15 months) to earn what a man does in 12 months. That’s why workers across the country recognize today as Equal Pay Day—a reminder […]

NEWSFLASH: Fast-Food Workers Protest Wage Theft

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Fast-food workers nationwide have come together this week to protest wage theft at chains including McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s. Protesters report having been pressured to work while off the clock, purchase restaurant-related items, such as dish-washing liquid, out of their own pockets and work overtime without proper compensation. The rallies took place across the […]

“Are My Pants Lowering Your Test Scores?”

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When I was a junior in high school, I received my first detention. My offense? Wearing jeans with holes in the knees. I had to, embarrassingly, walk around the rest of the day with duct tape covering them. Seems like a pretty ridiculous reason to be pulled out of school, right? Well, there’s a similar dress-code […]

Hunger: The New Solution for Street Harassment

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Wouldn’t it be great if, instead of the typical “Hey baby” cat-call, you heard something like this from men on the street: “You know what I’d like to see? A society in which the objectification of women makes way for gender-neutral interactions, free from assumptions and expectations. You go, girl!” Well, Snickers Australia has discovered […]

Where is the Next Generation of the Little Rock Nine?

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September 25, 1957. The Little Rock Nine—nine black high school students—were escorted by federal troops into Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., thus taking the first steps toward desegregating public schools in America. March 21, 2014: Fifty-seven years later, the Department of Education’s civil rights office released a report showing the staggering percentages of […]

We <3 McGill University for Reclaiming the "F-Word"

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No, Limbaugh and your like, you can no longer label feminists as typical “bra-burning, butch, bitchy, feminazi” women. The Feminist Collective of the Law School of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, is here to prove the wide diversity of feminism with their new campaign, “McGill Law Feminists.” The campaign collected photographs of McGill staff, faculty […]

25 Reasons We Love Gloria Steinem on Her 80th Birthday

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1. She co-founded Ms. magazine 2. She said, “A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.” 3. She used her skill has a journalist to explain and fight for women’s rights. 4. She went undercover as a Playboy Bunny not to write a sexy story but to expose harsh, […]

Make Room On the Runway For These Transgender Models

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When you look at the photos from Barneys New York’s recent ad campaign, Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters, the models are typical: natural beauty complimented by long legs or buff torsos. What distinguishes this campaign from others: All the women and men are transgender models. Similarly, Swedish jeans label Crocker features a new ad campaign […]

We <3 the General Manager of Fairbanks’ Co-op Market

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After much debate in Fairbanks over the sale of Ms. at their local Co-op Market, citizens have won the battle to keep the magazine on the shelves. Local assemblyman Lance Roberts hadn’t wanted the market to carry such an “extremely left-wing magazine,” but once it refused to bend to his conservative will, he dropped his […]