France Bans Street Harassment, Approving Hefty Fines For Catcallers

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NPR August 2, 2018 By Colin Dwyer French lawmakers have approved a measure outlawing sexual harassment in the street, rendering catcalling and lewd or degrading comments a crime punishable by on-the-spot fines of up to 750 euros — or more than $870. The country’s Senate passed the legislation late Wednesday as part of a broader package of measures targeting sexual …

It Doesn’t Get Better — Women Supreme Court Justices Get Interrupted Too

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Above the Law April 6, 2017 By Kathryn Rubino It’s a tale as old as time — no, not the tale of Stockholm Syndrome sweeping the box office — the reality every woman in the workplace knows: men interrupt women. And now there’s a study by Northwestern School of Law Professor Tonja Jacobi and law school student Dylan Schweers that …

Lawsuit Presses the Issue of Lower Pay for Female Law Partners

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The New York Times May 7, 2017 By Elizabeth Olson By all accounts, Mary T. Yelenick had a stellar career at Chadbourne & Parke, the New York law firm where she spent 35 years, rising to the position of chairwoman for the product liability practice. She retired in December to words of praise from the firm. But in March she …