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Why Few Women are Leading America’s Newsrooms

Why Few Women are Leading America’s Newsrooms

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HARI SREENIVASAN: Women hold few positions of authority in newsrooms across the United States. This according to a Nieman report published on Thursday by a Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.

For more about this, we’re joined now from Portland, Ore., by Anna Griffin, she is a reporter and editor at the Oregonian and is the author of the…

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#newsrooms  #Women 
Vote YES on Ballot Measure 89 - the Oregon Equal Rights Amendment

By Monica Kirk, Attorney

Study the past, protect the future.

I agree with RetiredJudge. The Oregonian Editorial Board is wrong to oppose Ballot Measure 89.

As a retired attorney who practiced law for 32 years, I absolutely agree that any amendment to the Constitution should not be taken lightly.  Yet I support Ballot Measure 89.

I feel like I am in good company.  Retired Oregon Supreme Court…

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If Christians Controlled the United States

If Christians Controlled the United States

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

ISIL’s control of Iraq has been top in the news this past week, especially after President Obama’s speech, partly because many people are afraid of having a government controlled by religion. Here are some attempts to have that control in the United States.

Rick Santorum:“I think we should start calling secularism (which is defined as ‘without religion) a…

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Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15th

“Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, andNicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.

The term Hispanic, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to Spanish-speaking people in the United States of any race. On the…

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#Hispanic Heritage Month  #Virginia Gibbs 
NFL, U.S. Have Violence against Women Problem

NFL, U.S. Have Violence against Women Problem

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

Rush Limbaugh: forcing the NFL to punish players for domestic violence will “chickify” the game:

“We’re feminizing this game, and it’s a man’s game. If we keep feminizing this game, we’re going to ruin it.”

Limbaugh also said that NFL players are Democats—probably because they’re black—and no Republicans are accused of beating up on their wives.


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Would You Buy From A Company That Is A Gender Equal Workplace?

Ruchika TulshyanContributor


Socially-conscious consumers vote with their dollars regularly. Only buy organic? Prefer to stay at a LEED-certified hotel when you travel? You’re making a social statement with your choices. You can even use an app to boycott Israel in grocery store aisles.

So would you prefer to buy from a company that claimed it was a gender equal workplace?

L’Oréal USA…

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#EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality)  #L&039;Oreal USA 
George W. Bush Created ISIL

George W. Bush Created ISIL

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

It started 13 years ago with planes crashing into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field. George W. Bush’s first action was to ensure that any potential accomplices from Saudi Arabia were flown home before any investigations. A month later, Donald Rumsfeld stood in front of a $2-billion bomber and told the aircrews:

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We (Still) Need the ERA: 9 Reasons Why, 9 Decades Into the Fight
September 9, 2014 by | Leave a Comment

In 1923, Alice Paul first introduced the Equal Rights Amendment to members of Congress. After a flurry of national attention in the 1970s and an all-out war over the would-be Amendment in the early 1980s, full ratification of the ERA – and with it, the first Constitutional acknowledgement of gender inequality – continues to elude us.


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#Constitution  #ERA 
Demand Exit Strategy for War

Demand Exit Strategy for War

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

With the drums of Iraqi war beating more loudly and steadily, President Obama made a brief address last night to announce his plans. It was a mild speech that largely dealt in generalities:

  • Increase airstrikes to “roll back” ISIL in Iraq and into Syria, if necessary.
  • Strengthen troopsby sending off another 475 military members to help Iraqi and Kurdish…

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GoFundMe bans all abortion-related campaigns — except for the anti-abortion ones

When the crowdfunding site GoFundMe pulled a campaign to raise money for a woman’s abortion last week, it claimed that it did so because the campaign was “inappropriate,” as it involved a “subject matter that GoFundMe would rather not be associated with.”

Yesterday, it updated its guidelines as to what is and is not allowed on the site. Despite language on its “About Us” page indicating that the…

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#Abortion  #GoFundMe