Four Things You Probably Don’t Know About Title IX

By: Tuesday February 5, 2013 1:20 pm

Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 6th, is National Girls & Women in Sports Day, which has people singing the praises of Title IX from soccer fields, softball diamonds, tracks, pools and countless other sporting venues — and for good reason! Title IX is an enormously important law for female athletes — no other law has done more to expand opportunities for women and girls in athletics.


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Leigh Ann Wheeler, How Sex Became a Civil Liberty

By: Sunday January 13, 2013 1:59 pm

Do you believe that the government should stay out of your private sex life? Let me guess… What I love about How Sex Became a Civil Liberty, by Leigh Ann Wheeler, is how she forces us to reexamine our assumptions.

Wheeler, a historian at Binghamton University and the co-editor of the Journal of Women’s History, sets out to unearth the history of a phenomenon most of us probably see as natural—that we possess, in Wheeler’s apt phrase, “sexual civil liberties.”

Late Night FDL: That Which Does Not Kill Herman Cain…

By: Friday November 4, 2011 8:00 pm

Okay, it wasn’t exactly betting on the Cardinals to win the World Series when they were still 5 games short of a playoff spot in mid-September, I’ll admit that. But still, you can see in this week’s news stories what I meant three weeks ago when I told you Herman Cain’s rivals for the GOP presidential nomination were due to turn up the heat against him. And to boot, I wasn’t far off the mark with my lame joke educated guess that the insinuations against him would be sexual in nature.

Herman Cain Tosses Out the Race Card; Ann Coulter Say’s He’s ‘A Better Black’

By: Wednesday November 2, 2011 3:34 pm

The Herman Cain sexual harassment story is moving too fast to keep up, but did he really believe such charges and settlement wouldn’t explode. But the right wing is anxious to pin his sins on liberal media, because, as Ann Coulter opines, “we have better blacks.” Huh?

Lawyer Says Cain Violated Confidentiality Agreement on Sexual Harassment Settlement

By: Wednesday November 2, 2011 8:20 am

Herman Cain has been admitting more and more details about the sexual harassment allegations and settlements. Now an attorney for one of the women claims Cain is violating the settlement agreement not to disclose details, creating pressure on the employer to release everyone to talk. Popcorn, anyone?

Ensign Report Shows Sexual Harassment, Cluelessness About the Law

By: Sunday May 15, 2011 5:20 pm

The John Ensign report from the Senate Ethics Committee is really a sad piece of pulp fiction. You have a US Senator in a strong position of power essentially bullying a female subordinate into an affair, refusing to give up on it after being caught several times, finally trying to cover up the evidence of the affair and pay off the participants, and lying and covering his tracks as the plot slowly unravels. That’s about it in a nutshell.

But the details are even seamier.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Steven Greenhouse: ‘The Big Squeeze’

By: Sunday August 17, 2008 2:00 pm

Quick, let’s all raise our hands: How many of us could live on less than $10 an hour?

That’s a take-home pay of roughly $300 a week. Most one-bedroom apartments cost at least $1,000 a month. Ooops. There goes nearly the entire salary in one rent check.

So how do the nearly 33 million U.S. workers who make less than $10 an hour survive?

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