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Car Rental Agents: New THUGS in Town

Car Rental Agents: New THUGS in Town

About a year ago, my wife was filling in paperwork to hire a car when the woman behind the counter suddenly looked up in alarm. “I’m sorry,” she said in a stage whisper. “The computer is saying: ‘Do not rent to this woman under any circumstances.’ It seems you’re...

Playboy Built on Abuse of Women

Playboy Built on Abuse of Women

Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Empire Was Built on the Abuse of Women from Ms. Mag by GAIL DINES and ERIC SILVERMAN Behind the carefully polished veneer of Playboy, life for the women under Hugh Hefner’s rule looked like a typical scene on Pornhub: sexual slavery. This is...

Enhancing Sexual Harassment Law

Enhancing Sexual Harassment Law

JUSTICE & LAW NATIONAL POLITICS VIOLENCE & HARASSMENT Congress Ends Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims, Protects the Right to File Class-Action Lawsuits 2/15/2022 by CARRIE N. BAKER The legislation not only frees survivors to file a...

We Are Still Here

We Are Still Here

The past and future of Native California. By Julian Brave NoiseCat 1-24-2022 The Nation Driving down international boulevard, East Oakland’s main inner-city thoroughfare, it’s hard to miss the Intertribal Friendship House. With its mural-rimmed courtyard featuring...

WAGE GAP for Black Women

WAGE GAP for Black Women

Black women receive 67 cents to a white man’s dollar. Casey Quinlan @ Think Progress Monday is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day that marks when black women are paid the same wages as their white male peers were paid last year. Black women are paid only 67 cents on...