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It pays to have more women on the Supreme Court

TweetCrossposted at Of Means and Ends. The proponents of a colorblind, gender-blind, whatever else-blind outlook on the world don’t just undermine attempts to identify and rectify discrimination. They also ignore the valuable perspective one can bring from experiencing American culture as someone other than a straight white man. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor was pilloried in [...]
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Victory! Supreme Court Decides: Our Genes Belong to Us, Not Companies

TweetBy Sandra S. Park, ACLU Women’s Rights Project Should companies be able to patent human genes? Today, the Supreme Court answered that profound question with a resounding NO. Seems like common sense, right? But over the last 30 years, the U.S. Patent Office has issued patents on thousands of human genes, including genes associated with [...]
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September 25, 1957: 55 Years Later

TweetFifty-five years ago today Little Rock Central High School was integrated. On May 17, 1954 the Supreme Court ruled on Brown v. Board of Education and ended de jure segregation. The ruling was protested by civilians and government officials. The outcry from white Americans was violent. It took nearly three years to start implementing the historic ruling. It’s important to [...]
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Women and the 99%

TweetThere’s been a fair amount of coverage recently regarding the demographics of Occupy Wall Street.  The surveys reflect what can be gleaned from a quick glance around Zuccotti Park: the Occupiers are mostly male, and mostly white.  One of the many criticisms of the movement is its failure to adequately include the voices of women [...]
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What Walmart and Brett Easton Ellis Don’t Have in Common

There is a base level of misogyny in corporate America that’s larger than any of the individual corporations that comprise it.
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