New York City is being sued by the U.S. Government for failing to respond adequately to complaints of sexual and racial harassment by four city employees participating in workfare programs. In this unusual case, the federal government is seeking compensatory damanges and the halting of improper conduct by NYC on behalf of four city employees. Three of the plaintiffs claim that supervisors touched them improperly, while a fourth said she faced racial caricatures and a noose hanging in a window of a building where she was on assignment as a painter.
8/26/2015 Saudi Women Prepare to Vote for the First Time - The fight for gender equality is making slow but notable progress in Saudi Arabia, where women will be allowed to vote for the first time in upcoming December elections.
This shift in Saudi law came in 2011, when a royal decree announced that women would be allowed to vote and run in local elections beginning in December of 2015. . . .
8/25/2015 Fraternity Signs Promote Rape Culture, Elicit Outrage - Old Dominion University (ODU) in Virginia is receiving national attention for a fraternity's vulgar and offensive signs that were on display as first-year students moved into their dorms.
The signs, which were hung on fraternity Sigma Nu and displayed derogatory messages for incoming female students- and their mothers- have since been removed, and the University has promised disciplinary action. . . .