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The Government Made It Easier for Companies to Pay Women Unfairly—But These Google Employees Are Pushing Back

What the Google lawsuit highlights is that equal pay isn't as easy as just comparing male employees in the same job to female employees with the exact same experience in the exact same job. The post The Government Made It Easier for Companies to Pay Women Unfairly—But These Google Employees Are Pushing Back appeared first on Rewire.

Pennsylvania Officials Still Won’t Cut Off Anti-Choice Group Misusing Taxpayer Money

Pennsylvania has for years funneled tax dollars earmarked for low-income families to Real Alternatives, an anti-choice organization. The post Pennsylvania Officials Still Won’t Cut Off Anti-Choice Group Misusing Taxpayer Money appeared first on Rewire.

Reproductive Health-Care Fights Roil Washington

Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Dana Singiser called the GOP's omnibus bill “more extreme than the Trump Administration’s own budget." The post Reproductive Health-Care Fights Roil Washington appeared first on Rewire.

Hate Groups Attack Southern Poverty Law Center, and Some Journalists Pile On

Far-right groups attacking the SPLC claim that the group has lost its credibility because it has targeted groups such as the Family Research Council and others on the far right. The post Hate Groups Attack Southern Poverty Law Center, and Some Journalists Pile On appeared first on Rewire.

Hillary’s Not Campaigning, but Not Exactly Going Away

Hillary Clinton is flawed, but her new election memoir shows that the wounds she sustained during the election were not fatal. The post Hillary’s Not Campaigning, but Not Exactly Going Away appeared first on Rewire.

Abortion Court Rulings? Ignore Them, Says Oklahoma GOP Gubernatorial Candidate

Dan Fisher insists that government officials should simply disregard any abortion-related court ruling with which they disagree. The post Abortion Court Rulings? Ignore Them, Says Oklahoma GOP Gubernatorial Candidate appeared first on Rewire.

Anti-Choice Protesters Dare Sessions to Enforce the FACE Act

Anti-choice activists think the Trump administration will ignore their intentional targeting of abortion clinics, patients, and providers for harassment. They may be right. The post Anti-Choice Protesters Dare Sessions to Enforce the FACE Act appeared first on Rewire.

Being Behind Bars Makes It Difficult—and Sometimes Impossible—for New Moms to Breastfeed

"It hurt so bad and reminded me of having to leave my baby in the hospital." The post Being Behind Bars Makes It Difficult—and Sometimes Impossible—for New Moms to Breastfeed appeared first on Rewire.

California Bill Says Church Employer Can’t Fire Workers if They Use Birth Control

"While Trump and his cronies seek to grant broad licenses to discriminate, California is showing that we stand for reproductive freedom and economic justice for all." The post California Bill Says Church Employer Can’t Fire Workers if They Use Birth Control appeared first on Rewire.

Heated Words, But No Violence, at Virginia Confederate Statue Rally

Seven were arrested, but the day went without physical clashes, despite widespread worry that the protest would be a repeat of the deadly August 12 chaos in Charlottesville. The post Heated Words, But No Violence, at Virginia Confederate Statue Rally appeared first on Rewire.

Nigerian Activists Continue Push to #BringBackOurGirls Amidst Increasing Boko Haram Violence

The Twitter campaign has ended, but sit-ins and weekly meetings have continued across Nigeria. The post Nigerian Activists Continue Push to #BringBackOurGirls Amidst Increasing Boko Haram Violence appeared first on Rewire.

Housing Authority in Indiana Owes $70,000 After Alleged Discrimination Against Women, Disabled Tenants

The seven-page suit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice claimed that the housing authority did not make accommodations for disabled tenants, and that employees made unwelcome comments about female tenants' bodies and appearance. The post Housing Authority in Indiana Owes $70,000 After Alleged Discrimination Against Women, Disabled Tenants appeared first on Rewire.

Anti-Immigrant Bill Exacerbates DACA Tension on Capitol Hill

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) charged that the bill gives broad powers to DHS to target immigrants, whether they're undocumented or have legal status, based on the mere belief of gang involvement. The post Anti-Immigrant Bill Exacerbates DACA Tension on Capitol Hill appeared first on Rewire.

This Week in Sex: Semen Can Carry Dozens of Viruses

And in other news, redheaded men may be singing the praises of a ginger pop musician, and one sexual position is most likely to fracture a penis. The post This Week in Sex: Semen Can Carry Dozens of Viruses appeared first on Rewire.

Haitian TPS Workers in Florida Doubly Affected by Hurricane Irma

Immigrants face the loss of their homes and wages, like countless other Floridians, while also having to contend with the U.S. immigration system. The post Haitian TPS Workers in Florida Doubly Affected by Hurricane Irma appeared first on Rewire.

‘No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist UVA’: One Month After Charlottesville Violence, Students Shroud Jefferson Statue

While surrounding the statue, student protesters read a list of ten demands addressed to UVA President Teresa Sullivan. The post ‘No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist UVA’: One Month After Charlottesville Violence, Students Shroud Jefferson Statue appeared first on Rewire.

Back to School in North Carolina—But Not for School Nurses

For some students in Appalachia, the school nurse is the only health professional they ever see. But in North Carolina, “the school nurse-to-student ratio is well below the level that child health advocates recommend.” The post Back to School in North Carolina—But Not for School Nurses appeared first on Rewire.

Alabama Attorney General Hopeful Wants to Make ‘Hell on Earth’ For Abortion Providers

Samuel McLure argued that should anti-choice activists control the state government, they could effectively end legal abortion in the state no matter what courts decided on the issue. He added that a state militia could be used to defend the policy. The post Alabama Attorney General Hopeful Wants to Make ‘Hell on Earth’ For Abortion Providers appeared first on Rewire.

Mass Freedom: Site Unites Groups Fighting to End Mass Criminalization and Deportation

Advocates charge that mass criminalization is "designed to isolate communities of color and strip them of their social, political, and economic power." The post Mass Freedom: Site Unites Groups Fighting to End Mass Criminalization and Deportation appeared first on Rewire.

Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ Covers Abortion Care, Ends Hyde Amendment

“This bill recognizes what people across the country already know: that health insurance plans should cover the full range of pregnancy-related care, including abortion.” The post Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ Covers Abortion Care, Ends Hyde Amendment appeared first on Rewire.

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