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Why we stay silent after sexual assault

Why we stay silent after sexual assault

If you think a prior sexual assault doesn’t disqualify someone from the United States Supreme Court, what are your priorities, I wonder? In the midst of this Brett Kavanaugh confirmation chaos, I find myself perplexed by numerous things, but the question, “Why didn’t Christine Blasey Ford tell her story earlier if it really happened?” is…

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California’s ‘giant step forward’: Gender-quotas law requires women on corporate boards

California’s ‘giant step forward’: Gender-quotas law requires women on corporate boards

Beginning next year, California’s corporate board rooms will be required to take on a different look. Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed landmark legislation that will require all publicly traded companies with headquarters in California to have at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. The minimum requisite will…

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How the economy changes will affect the citizens

How the economy changes will affect the citizens

To start planning for your future for the long term, here are the top nine predictions that most affect the U.S. and your own personal economy over the next decade. 01  The U.S. Economy Will Boom Then Bust Auto manufacturing is an important driver of GDP. (Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) The Federal Reserve predicts economic growth, as…

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Yes, white ‘privilege’ is still the problem

Yes, white ‘privilege’ is still the problem

Job seekers chat during the Opportunity Fair and Forum employment event in Dallas, May 19, 2017. (LM Otero / AP) Dahleen GlantonContact ReporterChicago Tribune People are uncomfortable with the term “privileged.” Several readers took offense recently when I differentiated between privileged youths and underprivileged youths in a column about the March for Our Lives. “Categorizing and…

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Parents Threatening a Transgender Child Caused an Entire School District to Shut Down

Parents Threatening a Transgender Child Caused an Entire School District to Shut Down

All schools in Achille, Oklahoma were closed for several days out of safety concerns. Content Warning: Violent threats against a trans child below. An entire school district in Oklahoma is closed until Wednesday, after a group of parents posted horrifying, violent threats against a 12-year-old transgender child on Facebook. The graphic remarks were posted to a Facebook…

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Women Can’t Advance In A Corporate Because They Don’t Give A Fuck About Football??

Women Can’t Advance In A Corporate Because They Don’t Give A Fuck About Football??

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A woman walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Sorry we don’t serve women here.” The woman says, “That’s no good. You ought to update your policy, since we make up over 55% of the workforce in the US.” The bartender says, “Fine, but only women that can…

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At Work, Dads Get a Bonus, but Moms Get a Penalty. WTF?

At Work, Dads Get a Bonus, but Moms Get a Penalty. WTF?

Each May, families around the country celebrate Mother’s Day, honoring the special women in their lives. Yet after all the praise we heap on moms, did you know that many can expect barriers in the workforce? Mothers typically are paid only 71 cents for every dollar fathers are paid. It’s called the “motherhood penalty,” and it’s…

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Amazon’s HR boss tells employees it’s ‘wrong’ to deface LGBT posters, months after first incidents

Amazon’s HR boss tells employees it’s ‘wrong’ to deface LGBT posters, months after first incidents

Amazon’s SVP of human resources Beth Galetti said it’s “wrong” to discriminate against others, in response to multiple LGBT pride posters that were defaced in recent months. Amazon’s silence on the issue has sparked a debate inside the company on whether Amazon’s response was adequate, drawing over 100 responses in an internal email thread. The…

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Transgender and unemployed: Businesses shut doors to trans workers

Transgender and unemployed: Businesses shut doors to trans workers

‘When employers aren’t supporting [trans people], they’re compromising the health of those people’ Michelle Leard has been struggling to find work ever since she transitioned into a woman. She believes being transgender is playing a role in her job struggles. (Michelle Leard ) Mike Leard was an ad man, a real Don Draper type, loved his…

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Income disparity: US middle class falling farther behind the wealthy, Pew report claims

Income disparity: US middle class falling farther behind the wealthy, Pew report claims

But in an encouraging sign, the middle class has stopped shrinking for the first time in decades, reports the Pew Research Center. (Photo: Getty Images) A slight majority of U.S. adults (52 percent) lived in middle-class households in 2016, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. That might seem like only a bare improvement from the previous…

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