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Education Department Officially Rescinds Obama-Era Protections For Sexual Assault Survivors
On Friday, the Education Department rescinded Obama-era guidelines on how universities and colleges address campus sexual assault, putting interim rules in place, the AP reports. The guidelines, known as the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter, required schools to lower the beyond a reasonable doubt standard of evidence used in criminal court to a preponderance of evidence, in line with studies that have shown sexual assault is exceedingly common, false reports are rare, and rape is underreported and rarely prosecuted. The Education Department also rescinded the 2014 Questions and Answers on Title IX Sexual Violence, replacing it with their own interim Q&A on Campus Sexual Misconduct that allows schools to use the evidence standard or a clear and convincing evidence standard.
Sep 22, 2017 3:57PM - The Slot (theslot.jezebel.com)
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The Democrats Are Taking Black Women for Granted
Keith Ellison spent the two hours mostly in silence. The Democratic congressman from Minnesotaand deputy chair of the Democratic National Committeeflipped through a white binder, jotting notes with a royal blue pen that perfectly matched his tie. He typed into his plum-cased smartphone.
Sep 22, 2017 2:20PM - New Republic (newrepublic.com)
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Black Women Deserve WAY More Credit for Their Contributions to Feminism
Even if their stories weren't told in the headlines or transcribed in the history books, black women have always been at the front line in the fight for equality. Many of the struggles and rewards we have today are off of the shoulders of black women, both known and unknown. These women are essential in understanding feminism and the fight for civil rights.
Sep 21, 2017 11:51PM - Teen Vogue (teenvogue.com)
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017 Balls were flying high and goals were scored for gender equality across the river from the United Nations, as the Global Goals World Cup took place on 19 September in Brooklyn, New York, to raise awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Women from all over the world have come here today to make the world a better place by using the power of sport to raise awareness on the SDGs, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark said at the opening of the tournament, adding, Sport has the power to change the world. One of the participating teams was the SDG5 Dream Team, a team composed of strong gender equality activists working towards changing the realities of women in their countries, each of them nominated by a high-level personality.
Sep 21, 2017 9:26PM - UN Women (unwomen.org)
Thats garbage, Senator Lindsey Graham snarled, as NBC News reporter Kasie Hunt asked about experts claims that his eponymous health-care bill will hurt Americans with preexisting conditions. Graham elaborated in a tweet: Obviously, this bill is on steroids when it comes to its clunky, ever-lengthening name. To widen its reach, Graham and his original co-sponsor, Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, reached out to two senators who said they opposed the last bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (but in the end voted for it): vulnerable Nevada Senator Dean Heller and Wisconsins Ron Johnson, who accused Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell of telling moderate and conservative senators entirely different things about what the last Senate bill did.
Sep 21, 2017 8:02PM - The Nation (thenation.com)
The eleventh-hour Obamacare repeal bill sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) would reduce Americans access to reproductive health care in a number of ways. But one particular provision would take effect fast, and could plunge patients, insurers, and state governments into chaos.
Sep 21, 2017 6:45PM - Vox (vox.com)
TV REX/Shutterstock EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, Showtime has landed a comedy series project from former The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams and indie filmmaker Jim Strouse, the duo behindThe Incredible Jessica James, with Williams set to star. Williams and Strouse will write and executive produce the comedy, which tells the story of an African American aspiring science fiction writer (Williams) who comes of agein Brooklyn. Strause will direct.
Sep 21, 2017 5:03PM - Deadline (deadline.com)
Lani Kaahumanu came out as a lesbian in the 1970s after divorcing her husband, the father of her two children. A few years later, she came out againthis time as bisexual. Kaahumanu became a trailblazing activist and went on to help found what would become BiNet USA, the first nationwide organization for bisexual rights.
Sep 21, 2017 4:05PM - Rewire (rewire.news)
My fondest moments as a girl were when my mother would braid my hair while we watched horror films and TV shows on her small TV screen. Tales from the Crypt, Hellraiser, and particularly gruesome episodes of The X-Files (Home) are singed into my childhood memory, the early days of what would turn into a lifelong obsession. Much has been written about the genre in recent years, particularly about how it is a powerful avenue for young actresses to cut their teeth and for filmmakers to delve into stories that center on womens psyches.
Sep 21, 2017 3:37PM - Vulture (vulture.com)
Subscribe now onApple Podcasts,Google Play,Stitcher, orSoundcloud. In the inaugural episode of Boom! Lawyered, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandydiscuss the opening of the U.S.
Sep 21, 2017 1:24PM - Rewire (rewire.news)