News for Greens

Why we still need Equal Pay Day

Posted by in Commentary, Rights

Women rally for equal pay in Berlin. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) By Catherine Rampell Opinion writer April 13, The Washington Post Happy Equal Pay Day! This Tuesday brings us a divisive political holiday of sorts, representing how far past Dec. 31 women must work to earn as much as men did the previous calendar year. Each year the day is celebrated with indignant speeches, political pledges, confusing stats and plenty of eye-rolling from unsympathetic men (as well as some women) who think crybaby ladies should just get over their persecution complexes already. Catherine Rampell is an…read more

“We Saw Your Boobs” celebrates rape on film

Posted by in Rights, Violence

[I guess I’m lucky that I didn’t see most of the show. I did see people groan at the Lincoln joke. I guess the line of acceptability falls between jokes  about dead presidents and rape. –RS]   Hey, Seth MacFarlane, did you know many of those “boob” scenes you sang about were depictions of sexual assault? BY KATIE MCDONOUGH, at Seth MacFarlane during the Oscars on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Credit: AP/Chris Pizzello) Seth MacFarlane has made millions off being an immature man-child. In fact, it was the…read more