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Westminster women: the gender gap 27.3.2015 Financial Times US
Leading female politicians explain why the UK parliament remains a men’s club
Chicago Teens Are Spreading The Word About HIV Prevention Among Their Peers 27.3.2015 Think Progres

“It’s important that we meet the youth where they are and allow them to lead this movement."

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Western Pennsylvania teachers' union objects to letting disabled student use faculty restroom 27.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
Howard Zinn, "Finishing School for Pickets" and Paula Giddings, "Learning Insubordination" 26.3.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Tom Englehardt introduces this double-feature from TomDispatch: It gives me a double pleasure to have today's double-barreled post -- an excerpt from a 1960 Howard Zinn piece on the young women of Spelman College turning into protestors and historian Paula Giddings vividly looking back on Zinn and the Spelman experience 55 years later -- on loan from the Nation magazine and up at TomDispatch. First of all, Zinn, who died in 2010, was a  figure at this site . As a professor at Spelman, he had been deeply involved with his students in the Civil Rights Movement, and in response -- as Giddings reminds us -- the school fired him in 1963 for "insubordination." In 2005, TomDispatch  featured  the graduation speech he gave on his proud return to that school, in which he pointed with what could be called a Zinnian lack of discouragement and disappointment to what the protestors of that era had accomplished. ("The lesson of that history is that you must not despair, that if you are right, and you persist, things ...
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Have the millennium development goals empowered women? 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Despite progress on gender parity, the pace of change is painfully slow. Was the MDGs’ focus too narrow, or have they served a purpose? We want your views

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Why gender equality by numbers will never measure up 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The third millennium development goal focused on percentages but ignored the real issues, such as classroom gender stereotypes and male domination of politics

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What is the millennium development goal on gender equality all about? 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

MDG3 was intended to promote global equality and empower women. What achievements have been made since its launch?

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Kyrgyzstan's cocktail of conservatism and apathy a bitter draught for women 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

At her bar in the Kyrgyzstani capital Bishkek, Guliaim Aiylchy places women in jobs that are traditionally the sole preserve of men. But in a country that merely pays lip service to women’s rights, her enlightened approach appears uncommon

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Charges: Special ed teacher inappropriately touched students 26.3.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A special education teacher has been charged with multiple felony counts, including inappropriate contact with special needs students at two Anoka county schools and possessing inappropriate pictures of students.
“I plead guilty” (to insubordination) 25.3.2015 Le Monde Diplomatique
The excerpt from a longer 1960 piece by Howard Zinn and Paula Giddings are from the Nation magazine's 150th Anniversary Special Issue on newsstands in April. They appear here with the kind permission of the editors of that magazine.
Finishing School for Pickets
By Howard Zinn (August 6, 1960)
One afternoon some weeks ago, with the dogwood on the Spelman College campus newly bloomed and the grass close-cropped and fragrant, an attractive, tawny-skinned girl crossed the lawn to her (...) - Open page
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Few nurses are men, but they're still paid more than women 25.3.2015 Daily Kos
Nursing is an occupation massively dominated by women. But the small fraction of nurses who are men earn substantially more than the women , according to an analysis of two large data sets: Every year, each of the data sets found men earned more than women; the unadjusted pay gap ranged from $10,243 to $11,306 in one survey and from $9,163 to $9,961 in the other. There was a gap for hospital nurses, $3,783, and an even bigger one, $7,678, for nurses in outpatient settings. Men out-earned women in every specialty except orthopedics, with the gap ranging from $3,792 in chronic care to $17,290 for nurse anesthetists. Some of the usual possible explanations for how it's totally not sexism apply, except that those explanations themselves typically involve some form of sexism, if not direct wage discrimination. So, yes, maybe women are more likely to work part-time (because they're doing the work of caring for families that men don't bother with). But given pay differentials this pervasive within one ...
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From the Howard Zinn Archive: Fighting Respectability Politics at Spelman College 25.3.2015 Mother Jones
The excerpt , from a longer 1960 piece by Howard Zinn and a 2015 Paula Giddings article, are from the Nation magazine's  150th Anniversary Special Issue on newsstands in April. They come to us from the TomDispatch website. Finishing School for Pickets By  Howard Zinn  (August 6, 1960) One afternoon some weeks ago, with the dogwood on the Spelman College campus newly bloomed and the grass close-cropped and fragrant, an attractive, tawny-skinned girl crossed the lawn to her dormitory to put a notice on the bulletin board. It read: Young Ladies Who Can Picket Please Sign Below. The notice revealed, in its own quaint language, that within the dramatic revolt of Negro college students in the South today another phenomenon has been developing. This is the upsurge of the young, educated Negro woman against the generations-old advice of her elders: be nice, be well-mannered and ladylike, don't speak loudly, and don't get into trouble. On the campus of the nation's leading college for Negro young women—pious, ...
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Imagining Ted Cruz as president 24.3.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
On Monday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for President at Liberty University. In the wake of that address in which Cruz used the term “imagine” over 40 times, Ezra Klein of Vox asked readers to “ imagine Ted Cruz as President .” Back in July 2013, I did just that. Here, then, is a look back at “The Great Nullification Crisis of 2017.” ------------------------------ For most Americans now living, those long-ago events were as unthinkable as they were forgotten. In Little Rock , Arkansas (1957), Oxford , Mississippi (1962), and Tuscaloosa , Alabama (1963), Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy dispatched federal troops to enforce the law of the land in the face of local segregationist officials proclaiming "states' rights" as their rallying cry. And yet, little more than two generations later, a new, even more shocking nullification crisis exploded across the United States. In places like Burlington, Vermont, and Boulder, Colorado, in Concord, Massachusetts, and Concord, California, and in ...
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Is a male nurse worth $5,148 more than a female nurse? 24.3.2015 LA Times: Science
For nurses, it pays to be a man.
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Building Movements Without Shedding Differences: Alicia Garza of #BlackLivesMatter 24.3.2015 Truthout.com
"A love note to our people." That's how Black Lives Matter started, explains Alicia Garza, cofounder of #BlackLivesMatter and special project director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, in this interview with GRITtv. The hashtag that's become a movement exploded on social media after the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Alicia Garza, cofounder of #BlackLivesMatter. (Photo: GRITtv) Truthout combats corporate power of everything by bringing you trustworthy, independent news. Join our mission by making a donation now! "A love note to our people." That's how Black Lives Matter started, explains Alicia Garza, cofounder of #BlackLivesMatter and special project director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance , in this interview with GRITtv. The hashtag that's become a movement began as a call to action for Black people after the killing of Trayvon Martin. It exploded on social media after the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Now, Garza's watching people ...
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Decision time for Dems: Abortion rights or helping the poor? 24.3.2015 Politico
A bipartisan Medicare deal is a gut check moment.
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Ted Cruz Just Laid Out The Most Anti-Woman Agenda Yet 23.3.2015 Think Progres

On nearly every issue the Texas senator named in his presidential announcement speech, women are less likely to be on his side.

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At UN Conference, Domestic Workers Push for International Labor Standards 23.3.2015 Truthout - All Articles
March 2, 2012: Domestic workers march in San Antonio, Texas, in the International Women's Day demonstration in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo: Carlos Lowry ) Want to challenge injustice and make real change happen? That's Truthout's goal - support our work with a donation today! Between March 9 and March 20, member states and global NGOs gathered at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action , the key international policy document aiming to achieve gender equality. Coinciding with the conference, the Clinton and Gates Foundations released No Ceilings: The Full Participation Report , which traces women's demonstrable progress in global health and education since 1995, as well as their insufficient gains in economic participation, leadership and security. Dignitaries, celebrities, and philanthropists gave speeches calling for "50-50 by 2030" —meaning full gender equality in the next in 15 years. Mobilized at ...
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Lee Kuan Yew – the best quotes from Singapore's founding father 23.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

From the Japanese occupation in 1942 to opinion polls, law and order and death, the late Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew had strong opinions. Here are some of his best quotes

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Scott Walker's Foreign Policy Is Not Ready For Prime Time 23.3.2015 Crooks Liars
Just what this country needs: another Republican who cannot correctly pronounce nuclear. Wisconsin's Governor Scott Walker, enemy of unions, women, education and the poor , thinks he has enough knowledge about this world to be the Commander in Chief. Scott Brown asks, "It seems like our foreign policy's actually upside down, what would you do differently that the president and this administration's not doing. Walker replies, "It seems like that movie back to the 80's, "Trading Places," where Israel's our ally, Iran is not, and yet this administration is always doing the opposite direction. I think we need to be aggressive..." Then he proceeds to mispronounce nuclear a few more times. Then Scott Brown tells Walker that this president seems to want to conduct negotiations with foreign countries and do things without telling the Congress, like every other president has always done, but this guy is black (if they had just said it, we could respect their honesty, but of course, they speak in code). So ...
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