One Time in New Orleans – Women Stormed a Bar Meant Just for Men

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Photo: Rebeca Todd GoNOLA September 5, 2017 By Jenny Bahn The bar was three rows deep with pill box hats and slingback heels. On September 26, 1949, a platoon of women elbowed their way into the Roosevelt Hotel, that grand white beast just south of Canal, in pursuit of equal rights and the best drinks in town. They found both …

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Lawyers Club of San Diego – Sexual Harassment Taskforce

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  The Sexual Harassment Task Force was created to explore explore issues surrounding sexual harassment in the legal community and to create solutions to help prevent women from leaving the practice of law due to sexual harassment in the workplace. We are working with City Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry on the Workplace Equity Initiative, exploring the topic of …

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Lawyers Club of San Diego – Sexual Harassment Task Force

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  The Sexual Harassment Task Force was created to explore explore issues surrounding sexual harassment in the legal community and to create solutions to help prevent women from leaving the practice of law due to sexual harassment in the workplace. We are working with City Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry on the Workplace Equity Initiative, exploring the topic of …

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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 …

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Gov. Jerry Brown signs a slate of bills inspired by the #MeToo movement

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Los Angeles Times September 30, 2018 By Melanie Mason The #MeToo movement has now made its mark on California law, with Gov. Jerry Brown signing a number of bills Sunday that were introduced following an outpouring of attention to sexual harassment and misconduct. Among the bills approved by Brown was a measure to prohibit settlement agreements that prevent the disclosure …

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Who Voted Saudis Onto UN Gender-Equality Body? Democracies Still Won’t Say

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CNS News April 27, 2017 By Patrick Goodenough (Update: Belgium on Thursday became the first of a group of democracies on ECOSOC to admit voting for Saudi Arabia to join the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. Prime Minister Charles Michel told lawmakers he regretted the decision, which was taken by a diplomat acting with proper consultation with the …

Fight Back with Bold Bills: #StrongerCA 2018 Legislative Agenda for Gender Equity Webinar

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Go to Meeting Registration Fight Back with Bold Bills: #StrongerCA 2018 Legislative Agenda for Gender Equity Webinar Date: Friday, June 22, 2018 Time: 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Pacific Time (US and Canada) Cost: Free California is leading the nation on bold legislation to ensure women’s equality. The Stronger CA 2018 Legislative Agenda will help end workplace sexual harassment, close the …

Here’s A Superhuman Volleyball Play From Three Different Angles

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Deadspin October 22,2017 By Lauren Theisen Coming to you from Decatur High School in Texas is what has to be one of the best amateur sports highlights of the year, courtesy of senior Autumn Finney. Finney covered an incredible distance to get to a lost-cause ball in the back, laid out with a dive, and somehow mustered enough power to …

Miss Peru Pageant turns into gender violence protest

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BBC November 1, 2017 Participants in Peru’s Miss Universe Pageant broke with tradition and recited statistics detailing violence against women rather than give their body measurements. The organisers also joined in showing news material of prominent cases of gender-based attacks. The 23 aspiring beauty queens were hoping to get through to November’s Miss Universe Competition in Las Vegas. Last year …

At Women’s Convention in Detroit, a Test of Momentum and Focus

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The New York Times October 28, 2017 By Monica Davey DETROIT — Nearly everyone here had a story about where they were in January, the day after President Trump was inaugurated. Some packed into the streets of Washington, in a defiant demonstration against the new leadership and what it would mean for women. Others recalled marching beside grandmothers and daughters …