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Alhambra couple sues employer, saying insurance was revoked because of their sexual orientation 18.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

An Alhambra couple has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against a former employer, alleging the company refused to provide spousal health insurance coverage because of their sexual orientation and rescinded previous coverage, leaving them with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills.

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Syrian actress who became icon of the rebellion against President Bashar Assad dies at 46 17.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Fadwa Suleiman, an outspoken Syrian actress who took center stage at anti-government protests in the early days of the uprising against President Bashar Assad, has died after battling cancer, Syrian opposition groups and friends of the actress said Thursday. She was 46.

Suleiman, who — like Assad...

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Many nurses lack knowledge of health risks to mothers after childbirth 17.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A nationwide survey shows that postpartum nurses often fail to warn mothers about potentially life-threatening complications following childbirth, mainly because they need more education themselves.
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Women and Men Are Equal 17.8.2017 NewsBusters
Google fired software engineer James Damore for writing a 10-page memo critical of the company's diversity policy. The memo violated the company's code of conduct by "advancing harmful gender stereotypes" by suggesting that biological factors were part of the cause for the male/female gap in the tech industry. I shall make the case that Google's actions were totally justified. Other than differences in certain physical attributes such as genitalia, capacity to give birth and the presence of functional mammary glands, males and females are identical in every other respect. Any remaining male/female differences are a direct result of oppression, discrimination and victimization by the larger society. To examine just one aspect of female victimization, let's examine the majors of female college students compared to their male counterparts. According to a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, there are significant sex differences in college majors. For example, though women and men are equally ...
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Protests against Google are postponed as culture wars roil Silicon Valley 16.8.2017 LA Times: Business

Plans to protest outside Google’s offices this weekend have been postponed, but conservatives are taking America’s culture wars directly to Silicon Valley, a place that was long insulated from political rancor but is now one of the most important ideological battlegrounds.

Organizers postponed...

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Before Title IX came along, many people didn't believe discrimination against women was a problem 16.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Bernice Sandler wrote the 1972 federal law that has resulted in radical changes for women and, she says, is still as necessary as ever.
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Young Afghans see opportunities dwindle as security worsens 16.8.2017 Washington Post: World
Sultan Hossaini sent three of his children from their rural home to the capital, Kabul, hoping they would gain degrees and employment in the new Afghanistan that was promised after the overthrow of the Taliban.
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Latest NY Times 'Red Century' Entry: Women Under Communism 'Had Better Sex' 16.8.2017 NewsBusters
Since early April, the New York Times has presented  a weekly "Red Century" series of op-eds  dedicated to "Exploring the history and legacy of Communism, 100 years after the Russian Revolution" in 1917. The competition for the worst "communism wasn't all that bad" entry was pretty close until Saturday (seen in Sunday's print edition), when Kristen R. Ghodsee, a University of Pennsylvania professor of Russian and East European studies, told readers that "Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism," and deigned to tell us why. Ghodsee's alleged proof is quite thin (link to a not-safe-for-work video is in original; bolds are mine throughout this post): Some might remember that Eastern bloc women enjoyed many rights and privileges unknown in liberal democracies at the time, including major state investments in their education and training, their full incorporation into the labor force, generous maternity leave allowances and guaranteed free child care. But there’s one advantage that has received little attention: ...
This ambitious founder wants to find high-paying biz dev jobs for one million Americans 15.8.2017 TechCrunch
 Rahim Fazal grew up in government housing. He worked, as do many students, at McDonald’s during high school. He didn’t go to college. These aren’t the kinds of details that might excite a recruiter at a big tech company, yet Fazal has done just fine, including co-founding SVAcademy in San Francisco. Read ...
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I Grew Up in Tom Price's District: The Sex Ed He Promotes Is Dangerous 14.8.2017 Truthout.com
This article was published by TalkPoverty.org.  Last month, the Trump administration  silently slashed $213.6 million  from at least 81 institutions working on teen pregnancy prevention. The cuts hit a  wide variety of programs : the Choctaw Nation's initiatives to reduce teen pregnancy in Oklahoma, the University of Texas' guidance for youth in foster care, and Baltimore's Healthy Teen Network's work on an app that could answer health questions from teen girls. This move came at the recommendation of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), headed by Tom Price. In many ways, it's on brand with Price's career as an  enthusiastic advocate for restricting women's choices : He has signed personhood acts that ban emergency contraception and abortion, opposed the Obamacare birth control mandate, tried to defund Planned Parenthood, and  defended cuts to Medicaid  that would deny millions of low-income women health care. On an intellectual level, Price's cuts are frustrating because they represent ...
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"A Better Deal" for American Workers? Not Without Unions 13.8.2017 Truthout.com
A labor protest at Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, February 26, 2011. (Photo: sushiesque / Flickr ) At the Tufts Medical Center in Boston, 1,200 nurses recently walked off the job , initiating "the largest nurses' strike in Massachusetts's history and the first in Boston for 31 years." In New York, lawyers representing farmworkers recently argued in the State Supreme Court that they have a constitutional right to organize. In the Pacific Northwest, indigenous Oaxacan farm workers have organized the "first new farm worker union in the U.S. in a quarter century." In New York City, Fast Food Justice, a new nonprofit , will advocate for fast-food workers on issues affecting members, although they will be forbidden to undertake bargaining wage levels directly with employers. And in the South , "workers involved in the Southern Workers Assembly are ... focused on building a network of smaller minority unions that lack collective bargaining to create a groundswell of union support." These encouraging and ...
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Shouting 'trust black women,' Netroots protesters disrupt speech from white Georgia candidate 13.8.2017 Washington Post
Shouting 'trust black women,' Netroots protesters disrupt speech from white Georgia candidate
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Who’s benefiting from affirmative action? White men. 12.8.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The Trump administration’s move to ‘investigate’ policies could be a good thing.
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How we communicate is changing. So should the way we think about free speech. 11.8.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Polarization, technology and campus culture are all shifting rapidly. We need to keep up.
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August 11, 1977, Forty years ago: JP for class struggle 11.8.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Plant-based diet? Sure, but first understand what it means. 9.8.2017 Washington Post
Plant-based diet? Sure, but first understand what it means.
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Why did Qatar just change its residency laws? 9.8.2017 Washington Post
Why did Qatar just change its residency laws?
Paradox of the vote 9.8.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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More Syrian child brides in Jordan amid poverty, uncertainty 8.8.2017 Washington Post: World
Married at 15 and divorced at 16, a Syrian teen says she regrets having said yes to a handsome suitor — a stranger who turned into an abusive husband.
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The classroom and the field 8.8.2017 Columns – The Indian Express
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