5:00 pm, August 14th | by Laura Donovan
New Columbia graduate Carolyn Giles should be celebrating having obtained an Ivy League education, but she doesn’t have the privilege of doing that thanks to the Ford Models agency, which reportedly used her modeling photos for an escort ad and greatly misrepresented her identity.
10:45 am, August 2nd | by Amy Tennery
Ever told someone to “grow a pair”? Is it a vulgar thing to say? Sure. Inappropriate? Yea, pretty much. Illegal? Well, technically, it is now — in Italy.
6:30 pm, July 24th | by Amy Tennery
We all know that men still outnumber women in business schools by a staggering margin (much to our chagrin). But there’s one post-grad program in which the numbers of men and women are nearly equal: Law school. But while law school is roughly egalitarian, the law firm ranks are anything but. Numerous reports show the upper ranks of many U.S. law firms are as gender diverse as a frat house.
But could all this be changing?
11:35 am, July 23rd | by Amy Tennery
We were alarmed yesterday when we heard about Savannah Dietrich, a 17-year-old victim of sexual assault, whose two attackers reportedly spread photos of the assault around. But while the case itself was shocking, the aftermath took the awful circumstances of the case to a whole new level.
3:15 pm, July 18th | by Amy Tennery
A student at the University of Texas at Austin has filed suit after an alleged sexual assault during a fraternity party. The target of the suit? It wasn’t the school — it was the frat.
10:30 am, June 28th | by Amy Tennery
The Supreme Court ruled this morning that the individual mandate to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act could be upheld under a taxing clause. The stunning — and quite legally complicated — decision could lead to broad health care coverage for previously uninsured Americans. It’s also a huge win for women.
2:45 pm, June 9th | by Amy Tennery
This week a Minnesota mom was thrown out of a public library for breastfeeding her child, which an on-duty security guard referred to as “indecent exposure,” according to news reports. Of course, breastfeeding in public does not constitute indecent exposure in Minnesota — a fact that had eluded the guard.
Sadly, this story isn’t unique. Again and again, women are humiliated and degraded because, apparently, a staggering number of people have no clue what the public breastfeeding laws are in the U.S. And in the absence of real knowledge, the “ewww, cooties!” interpretation of the law appears to win out among the ignoramuses of society.
3:24 pm, May 8th | by Amy Tennery
But a new study focuses on an often overlooked demographic, asking a crucial question: Which states are best for working moms? And, more importantly, which are worst?
10:45 am, April 27th | by Amy Tennery
Hell hath no fury like a Nutella-lover scorned.
A woman in San Diego took Ferrero U.S.A. to court over the company’s claims that its chocolate-hazelnut spread, Nutella, was “nutritious” and an integral part of a “healthy breakfast.” Apparently the whole “chocolate-hazelnut spread” part of it wasn’t a tip-off.