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Newsbrief: Net Neutrality is Key for Women’s Media, 10 Industries Where Women Earn Less Than Men

| April 12, 2011

Net Neutrality is Key for Women’s Media

4/6/11 Ms.: "If you haven’t already heard of net neutrality, you must get up to speed. What ultimately happens with the fight for free speech on the Internet will have a direct impact on female representation in our media–and in our culture."

What It Will Take to Get to Equal Pay

4/12/11 WMC: April 12 symbolizes how far into 2011 women must work to earn what men earned in 2011 in the United States. Here, activist and author Ellen Bravo explains what is at stake.

Should Screen for Criminals?

4/8/11 The Frisky:A woman who was sexually assaulted by her date from is now demanding the online dating site take steps to screen out criminals.


Another Equal Pay Day? Really?

4/12/11 Huffington Post: Forty years and 18 cents later, Marlo Thomas discusses persisting pay inequity.

10 Industries Where Women Earn Less Than Men

4/11/11 The Atlantic:The financial gains that women have made have eroded in recent years.

DC Mayor Arrested After Protesting Abortion Spending Cuts

4/11/11 CNN:DC Mayor Vincent Gray was among those arrested for protesting outside the Capitol, after Congress passed the budget deal banning the District from spending its money to provide abortions for low-income women.

The Almost-Shutdown: Who’s to Blame?

4/10/11 RH Reality Check: Both appearing on “This Week” after the near-shutdown of the federal government, Rep. Pence and Rep. Van Hollen argue about which whose party was more willing to shut down the government, and what role Planned Parenthood funding played in the debate.

Wal-Mart V. Women

4/6/11 New York Times: As the Supreme Court’s decides whether to approve or reject the class action sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart, an NYT editorial outlines why it must be approved.

Transgender Man Launches Discrimination Suit

4/11/11 Jezebel: After being fired from his job, a New Jersey man is taking his former employers to court.

There Is No Male-Female Wage Gap?

4/12/11 Wall Street Journal: In time for Equal Pay Day today, a WSJ opinion piece claims there is no pay-gap between men and women.

Catholic Church Evades Sex Charges in South Dakota

4/11/11 Women’s eNews: “Native Americans who attended Jesuit schools in the Northwest and Alaska just learned they will share in a $166.1 million settlement for offenses including childhood sexual abuse. But plaintiffs in South Dakota--nearly half of whom are women--face a legal barrier.”


Protesters Arrested As France Enforces Veiling Ban

4/11/11 Care2: As the ban on burqas and other robes worn by Muslim women went into effect, protests began and police arrested two fully veiled women outside of Notre Dame in Paris.

Why Is Hillary Clinton Peeping into Indian Kitchens?

4/6/11 Forbes:The US Secretary of State helped launch a global initiative to provide poor women with cleaner cookstoves. India is not convinced about the motives.

Students Take Action to End Gender Violence on Campus in Namibia

4/10/11 The Citizen: Newly released research about gender violence at the University of Namibia prompted students to take action and spread awareness about the issue.

Qaddafi’s “Voluptuous” Nurse Speaks Out

4/11/11 Jezebel: Made famous by a Wikileaks cable, Qaddafi’s former nurse talks to the press.


Women with Children Exercise Less, Eat More

4/11/11 LA Times:A new study reports that moms with young children weigh slightly more and exercise less than women without children.

Why Feminism is the Anti-Viagra

4/9/11 Psychology Today:Dr. Ogi Ogas says American women have so much difficulty in bed because gender equality inhibits arousal.

FDA Rejects Gardasil for Women 27-45

4/6/11 Reuters: U.S. regulators have turned down drug maker Merck’s bid to extend use of its cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil for older women.


Star of “Miral” Killed in West Bank

4/6/11 Huffington Post: The star of the film Miral--centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war—was shot and killed at close range in the West Bank.

Rebecca Black Has Another Reason to Get Down on Friday

4/11/11 Jezebel: YouTube reports that the viral video has seen viewing spikes every Friday; Black will likely be enjoying royalty checks for the rest of her career.


CBS Celebrates Airing Men's NCAA National Tournament, But Where Were the Women?


Care2: During March Madness last month it was easy to find the men’s games on television but finding the women was a challenge.

Female Reporter Banned from Locker Room at Masters

4/11/11 Jezebel: A female sports columnist was excluded from a post-tournament interview with Rory McIlroy because it took place in the locker room of a Georgia golf club that bans women.