• What Joe Biden Learned From Being A Single Parent | Supermajority | Refinery29
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    What Joe Biden Learned From Being A Single Parent | Supermajority | Refinery29

    Any nation that does not take advantage of more than half the brainpower, half the courage, half the initiative in their country cannot sustain and be competitive in the world. Very excited to be here in Charleston, South Carolina today with former Vice President Joe Biden. If you were to tell women who are watching this, what are the three things that you’ve accomplished for women that you’re proudest of? What would they be? I think the proudest thing I’ve done is writing the Violence Against Women Act over the objection of an awful lot of people early on. We have to change the culture, the way in which women…

  • This comic creator draws on our universal kinship
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    This comic creator draws on our universal kinship

    I illustrate about my life in the hope that my images play some role in other people’s lives. My name is Thaakirah Jacobs and I am an artist. I tend to draw my life in a series of comics while tackling serious topics. My first memory of drawing was when I needed a release after my parents divorced. I’m inspired by my everyday life because what others may see as mundane, I draw inspiration from. There are many things that are difficult to speak about but bubble to the surface daily. I found that it is easier for people to engage and relate to my content rather than have those…

  • What’s between my legs: A universal concern | Dana Lawand | TEDxLAU
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    What’s between my legs: A universal concern | Dana Lawand | TEDxLAU

    Translator: Dănuț Vornicu Reviewer: Amanda Chu 240 women are murdered every year in Afghanistan. 565 women are murdered every year in Iran. 4000 women are murdered in Pakistan. Actually, between the years 1997 and 2004, these 4000 women were murdered. I’m not just talking about women dying; they are being killed. Well, let’s think about it. These statistics aren’t actually – I mean, they’re more like an underestimation of the actual frequency of murders that happens, well, because they’re not well documented. But when you think about these women dying, being killed, why do think is that? It’s actually in the name of honor, pride, dignity, not only hers, but…

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    Virginia Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment | The Daily Show

    One of the hardest things to do in America is pass an amendment to the Constitution. It’s harder than shooting a porno on the Amtrak Quiet Car. Because, you see, in order to be added to the Constitution, the amendment needs to pass in the House, needs to pass in the Senate and be ratified by 38 states. And how can you get 38 states to agree on anything? I mean, think about it. You can’t even get states to agree on potato salad. Yeah. I mean, if you show up to an Atlanta cookout with raisins, the only thing getting barbecued is your ass. In fact, it’s so tough…

  • MOOC WHAW1.1x | 9.5.1 Protective Legislation for Women Workers
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    MOOC WHAW1.1x | 9.5.1 Protective Legislation for Women Workers

    – Let’s add a different dimension now to our intersectional analysis. We’ve talked about working class men and women, particularly working class women a lot before now. But now let’s take a look at what happens to working class women, and what elements of their identity become salient in this turn of the century period. Note that the ideas and practice of marriage once again takes a different shape in the imagination of working class, and especially of the immigrant working class. For them, marriage is often conceived as an escape, a way out of the daily grind of wage work, an opportunity to care for a home and to…

  • MOOC WHAW1.1x | 9.5.3 Intersectionality and Protective Labor Legislation
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    MOOC WHAW1.1x | 9.5.3 Intersectionality and Protective Labor Legislation

    – Historians and students of history, whose perspectives accommodate intersectionality have discovered a rich trove of evidence about the subjective experiences of ordinary people. When we look at this historical evidence through their eyes and compare our findings we uncover some of the ways in which corporations, employers and legislators took advantage of racial prejudice, gender expectations and class divisions to shape the labor force. Consider then, that protective labor legislation, which framed the options and choices of wage-earning women for at least two generations after the early 1900s, may be the tip of an iceberg. In effect until the early 1970s, protective labor legislation for women only initiated the…

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    South Korea’s Constitutional Court has dismissed an appeal for it to review the controversial 2015 agreement between Seoul and Tokyo on the so-called comfort women the Court ruled Friday that the deal is not a state to state treaty but just a political declaration it added that because the deal does not create legal obligations it does not violate the basic rights of the victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery in December 2015 the park geun-hye administration in South Korea and the Japanese government agreed to a deal that would provide around 9 million u.s. dollars to a fund to help the Korean victims in return for the South Korean…

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    S. Korea’s Constitutional Court to rule on 2015 ‘comfort women’ deal

    our top story this morning all eyes will be on South Korea’s Constitutional Court later today as it’s set to rule on the validity of the highly controversial 2015 comfort women agreement between Seoul and Tokyo the ruling comes in the four years after the now elderly victims who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military before and during World War two demanded the deal be scrapped Eason J starts us off in 2015 South Korea’s Park geun-hye administration and the Japanese government agreed to a deal that will provide 1 billion yen or roughly 9 million u.s. dollars to a fund to help the Korean victims of…