Tag: Women’s Rights

Massachusetts Takes Historic Step Toward Equal Pay

In a historic step toward equal pay, employers in Massachusetts can no longer ask potential employees about their salary history during a job interview. Massachusetts is the first state to enact such a law, which goes into effect July 1, 2018. The new law, which Gov. Charlie Baker (R) signed…

Trump: Hillary an 'Enabler' of Bill's Infidelity

Donald Trump attacked Hillary Clinton on what could be the most personal level yet, calling her an “enabler” of Bill Clinton’s infidelity last week and doubling down on these remarks Monday. “But nobody in this country, and maybe in the history of the country politically, was worse than Bill Clinton…

Harriet Tubman To Be On The $20 Bill

President Andrew Jackson’s run as the face of the $20 bill may be coming to an end. Women On 20s, also known as W20, an organization dedicated to putting a woman on the $20 bill, recently compiled a list of prominent females who they see fit to take Jackson’s place….

U.S. Senate Candidate: No One Cares About Women's Issues

By Albert Lin In an appearance on FOX News Channel, U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown (R-N.H.) alienated more than half his prospective constituency when he insisted that voters do not care about women’s issues such as reproductive rights and equal pay. Brown, a former Senator from Massachusetts who moved to…

Is the Supreme Court Sexist

By Chris Hoenig Does the U.S. Supreme Court have a “blind spot” for women and women’s rights One justice thinks so. In a wide-ranging interview with Yahoo!’s Katie Couric, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she believes the court’s conservative justicesall of whom are malefurther revealed a “blind spot” for women…

Breaking News: SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

By Julissa Catalan The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain closely-held businesses are entitled to religious protection when it comes to healthcare offerings. The case was brought by Hobby Lobby, a nationwide arts and crafts chain store, whose owners claimed that their religious beliefs should allow them to avoid…

Taliban-Fighting Girl's Life on the Line

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai will undergo emergency medical care from a team of specialized doctors in a Birmingham, England, hospital. The 14-year-old female-education activist was gunned down by the Taliban as she walked home from class, targeted for her high-profile efforts promoting the need for women’s equality in Pakistani society….