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Hip, Hip, Hooray

A record number of women are running for the U.S. House of Representatives this election cycle. 309 women have filed their candidacy, up from the previous record of 298 in 2012, and these numbers are only expected to grow before filing periods close in over half of states. 
 

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled on Monday that employers cannot pay a woman less than a man doing similar work due to her salary history — a move that will help close the wage gap between the sexes.

 

Judith Chicago's groundbreaking art installation, "The Dinner Party"--featuring 39 plates inspired by women throughout history depicting in brightly-colored, elaborately styled vulva forms--will now officially be available as real, usable plates in partnership with Prospect NY. Four designs from the original place settings will be available: the Primordial Goddess, Sappho, the Amazon warriors, and Queen Elizabeth I, or Elizabeth R. 

 

F*ck the Patriarchy

According to Cecile Richards, the CEO of Planned Parenthood, Jared Kushner tried to bribe Planned Parenthood to stop providing abortions by telling her that if they wanted to continue to keep their federal funding, they would have to discontinue abortion services. 
 

A recent study revealed that only 5% of tech companies in the state of Washington are founded by women. Widespread VC bias is most likely to blame for the gaping disparity. 


NFL cheerleaders have started speaking about the verbal and physical sexual harassment they constantly deal with on the job, including inappropriate touching and aggressive insults. What's worse, teams have told cheerleaders they must deal with this harassment in a "courteous" and "sweet" manner and to respond by saying things like "That's not very nice."