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Columbia University Settles With Student Cast As a Rapist In Fellow Student’s Mattress Art Project

It was a performance art piece that became famous: A woman who felt that Columbia University had mishandled her charge of rape against a fellow student turned that anger into her senior arts thesis, a yearlong project in which she carried a 50-pound mattress whenever she was on the Morningside Heights campus. (more…)

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Favoring Unwed Mothers Over Unwed Fathers

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a federal law based on what the justices called "stunning stereotypes" — among them that most men care little about their children born out of wedlock. (more…)

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Why Women, Blacks, and Hispanics Are Leaving The Tech Industry

Toxic workplaces — where harassment, stereotyping and bullying occur — are driving away women and people of color, undercutting technology companies' efforts to increase diversity and costing an estimated $16 billion a year. (more…)

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Uber Hires Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder To Investigate Gender Discrimination Claims

Uber has tapped former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help investigate claims of gender discrimination at the company after a former employee posted a scathing account of her time working there, including multiple instances of sexism. (more…)

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Are Americans’ Voting Rights ‘Separate but Equal’?

In a democracy, voting is the most cherished right. And yet, in America — the world’s most exemplary democracy — there is no explicit constitutional guarantee of the right to vote. Instead, the right to vote is selectively addressed in constitutional provisions and in federal legislation. The Voting Rights Act of 1965,

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Ellen Pao Loses Gender Bias Case Against Kleiner Perkins

One of Silicon Valley’s most prominent venture capital firms prevailed Friday over a former partner, Ellen Pao, in a suit alleging gender discrimination in the course of her employment and her ultimate dismissal. (more…)

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