If your Twitter feed isn’t thick with comic writers, artists, and reviewers, you may have missed the tidbit of breaking news from Marvel: Our favorite Norse God is now a Goddess. The next storyline of Thor will feature Thor as a woman. As you might expect, reading the comments on Twitter and on the direct […]
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In 1996, under re-election pressure, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Defense of Marriage Act, a U.S. federal law that allows states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages granted under the laws of other states. After numerous appeals were brought against the law over the following years, it wasn’t until Wednesday, June 26th 2013 […]
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On Tuesday, May 7th, the United States Department of Defense’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office released its annual report on the rising sexual assault cases in the military. The survey estimates that 26,000 active-duty people in the armed forces, 6.1 percent of female respondents and 1.2 percent of male respondents, were sexually assaulted last […]
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About a month ago, several of us responded to VIDA‘s report on the rates at which major U.S. literary and news publishers feature women and men writers. We should not have been surprised to see that the majority of writers in major publications are men, but the figures were discouraging nonetheless. Lest feminists from either […]
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The numbers for women in publishing are in and the results are not pretty. Yesterday, VIDA released its annual report tracking the representation of women in publishing, from reviewers, to bylines, to authors reviewed in reputable magazines like Harper’s and The Atlantic. This year, the nonprofit that supports women in the literary arts had also […]
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Earl Belke, a 35-year-old Boy Scout volunteer accused of physically and sexually abusing Boy Scouts during the late 1970s and early 1980s, did not know the color of his eyes. On a confidential one-page form that he filled out upon request from his superiors in the Boy Scouts, he speculated that his eye color was […]
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