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Study: Women Are Better Educated, But Poorer, Than Men

It will take more than a college degree to lift women out of poverty, according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

It will take more than a college degree to lift women out of poverty, according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

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White House Takes Stance Against ‘Reparative Therapy’

In an online letter posted on Wednesday, the White House threw its support behind state efforts to ban conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors.

In an online letter posted on Wednesday, the White House threw its support behind state efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors.

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After Anti-Gay Pizza Parlor Gets $800,000, Activists Crowdfund for Homeless LGBT Youth

A campaign dubbed #Pizza4Equality has raised more than $100,000 in just four days to benefit a national advocacy organization for homeless LGBT youth.

Campaigns like #Pizza4Equality are trying to match the massive outpouring of support for two anti-marriage equality pizza store owners in Indiana.

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Lawsuit: Catholic Groups Blocking Abortion Access for Immigrant Children Rape Survivors

The ACLU says that the government hasn’t responded for six months to its requests for documentation about how often Catholic-run charities deny immigrant minors access to reproductive health services.

The ACLU says that the government hasn’t responded for six months to its requests for documentation about how often Catholic-run charities deny immigrant minors access to reproductive health services.

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‘Sometimes You’re a Caterpillar': A Story About Privilege

Youtuber Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey and animator Kat Blaque team up to create an absolutely adorable children’s tale about the friendship between a caterpillar and a snail and how not everyone has the same struggles in life.

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The Purvi Patel Case, and Conservative Rhetoric on Rape

On this episode of Reality Cast, Lynn Paltrow explains the Purvi Patel case in Indiana, and host Amanda Marcotte discusses the “religious freedom” debate. In another segment, Marcotte examines how conservative rhetoric on rape is getting uglier.

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Intersex Activists Share Their Stories

Four intersex activists explain what it was like navigating a world in which they were told not to talk about their bodies. [via BuzzFeed]

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Seattle Wage Increase Takes Effect as Proponent Faces Electoral Challenge

Seattle’s minimum wage law went into effect on Wednesday, at a time when its most vocal proponent is facing fierce competition for her seat on the city council.

Seattle’s minimum wage law went into effect on Wednesday, at a time when its most vocal proponent is facing fierce competition for her seat on the city council.

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‘No Hope for Me': Women Stripped of Parental Rights After Minor Crimes

Thousands of incarcerated women risk losing parental rights each year due to a combination of state and federal laws that are intended to protect children and speed up the adoption process.

The combination of mass incarceration and inflexible foster laws leads to an extraordinary, disproportionate punishment that overwhelmingly affects poor and minority women, an expert told RH Reality Check.

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Walmart’s Wage Hike Still Puts Taxpayers on the Hook

Taxpayers spend $6.2 billion every year on public assistance for Walmart employees who make too little money to make ends meet.

Taxpayers spend $6.2 billion every year on public assistance for Walmart employees who make too little money to make ends meet, and according to a new report Walmart’s headline-grabbing minimum wage increase won’t do much to change that.

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