The group SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY FMLA declared November, Gender Wage Gap Awareness Month, and held their second Pay Equity Bake sale to demonstrate the average wage gap experienced by women in 2001 in California. SFSU FMLA Leader Lora Kihorany recently wrote on the event for an article for the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center, a non-commercial, democratic collective of local independent media makers/outlets, and a local chapter of the global Indymedia network.
The GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance recently brought dozens of students together to rally against rape through their annual Take Back the Night event. The evening brought activists, students, and community members together for a march, candlelight vigil, and open-microphone session with speeches and personal testimony from survivors. The group received press for their event, check out the article.
10/21/2014 Afghanistan's New First Lady Advances Women's Issues - Just a few days after moving to the presidential palace, Afghanistan's new First Lady Rula Ghani said that she hopes to encourage greater respect for women.
Rula Ghani already broke tradition by participating in her husband, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai's, campaign for President. . . .
10/21/2014 Hulu Silences Rape Survivor Speaking Out Against Anti-Abortion Amendment 67 in Colorado - Hulu, an online, ad-supported streaming service, has refused to run an advertisement from the "No on 67" campaign in Colorado, citing the company's policy regarding "controversial" political positions on issues like abortion.
In a letter to the CEO of Hulu, dated October 10, the Vote No on 67 Campaign, which is supported by the Feminist Majority Foundation, asked the company to reconsider its unwillingness to air a 35-second spot featuring a rape survivor's testimony about the far-reaching impact of Colorado's proposed Amendment 67. . . .