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11/11/2015 - SCOTUS Protects Use of Deadly Force by Police
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11/9/2015 - Protests Force U of MO President Out
University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe has resigned amid escalating protests and calls for him to step down after failing to address the issue of racism and racial intolerance on campus. For months, black students at the University of Missouri have been protesting over matters of racial discrimination, citing that students felt unsafe on campus due to racial slurs and threats aimed towards black students. During homecoming, the protesters blocked the president's vehicle during a parade, but unfortunately, Wolfe did not come out to address them and the police had to move them. Seeing the lack of acknowledgement from the president, a black graduate student, Jonathan Butler, went on a hunger strike last week to bring awareness to the "slew of racist, sexist, homophobic" incidents on campus and Wolfe's lack of response to them. Over the weekend, the protests picked up steam when 30 black football players announced they would not participate in football team activities, including games, until Wolfe resigned....

10/28/2015 - Update: Deputy Fields Has Been Fired
BREAKING: The South Carolina deputy who attacked a female student at Spring Valley High School this week was fired, his boss announced this morning. National shock and outrage followed the spread of cellphone footage on Monday showing Deputy Ben Fields violently attacking a female student for allegedly using her cell phone during class....

10/27/2015 - Outrage Over Footage of Officer Assaulting Black Student in South Carolina High School
National shock and outrage has followed the spread of cellphone footage showing Deputy Ben Fields attacking a female student at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina for allegedly refusing to leave her the classroom....

10/21/2015 - Feminists Call on Yik Yak to Act
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 72 Women's and Civil Rights Groups Urge Education Departmentto Issue New Federal Guidelines to Protect Students from Harassment and Cyber-threatsVia Anonymous Social Media


  WASHINGTON - Seventy-two national and local women's and civil rights groups joined together today to urge the Department of Education to issue new guidance for colleges and universities to do more to protect students from pervasive harassment and threats based on sex, race, or LGBT status carried out through anonymous social media applications, such as Yik Yak. The groups are calling for the Education Department's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to remind schools of their legal obligations under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Students on college campuses throughout the country have with increasing frequency used anonymous social medial applications, such as Yik Yak, to target women students, students of color, and sexual minorities with harassment, threats and other forms of intimidation - with impunity....

10/21/2015 - PRESS RELEASE: Feminists Call on Yik Yak to Act
72 Women's and Civil Rights Groups Urge Education Department to Issue New Federal Guidelines to Protect Students from Harassment and Cyber-threats WASHINGTON: Seventy-two national and local women's and civil rights groups joined together today to urge the Department of Education to issue new guidance for colleges and universities to do more to protect students from pervasive harassment and threats based on sex, race, or LGBT status carried out through anonymous social media applications, such as Yik Yak. The groups are calling for the Education Department's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to remind schools of their legal obligations under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Students on college campuses throughout the country have with increasing frequency used anonymous social medial applications, such as Yik Yak, to target women students, students of color, and sexual minorities with harassment, threats and other forms of intimidation with impunity....

9/22/2015 - University of Texas' Choice of Athletic Director Reveals Deep Inequality
Mike Perrin, a lawyer and former college football player, was chosen as the new interim athletic director for University of Texas over Chris Plonsky, a woman who has worked in the athletic department of the university for a quarter of a century....

9/21/2015 - Feminist Groups Oppose FratPAC Bill
Feminist groups, student activists, and survivor advocates announced their opposition to the proposed Safe Campus Act of 2015, also known as the "FratPAC bill," at a House subcommittee hearing on "Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault on College Campuses" earlier this month. The bill, backed by the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee (FratPAC), is sponsored by Representatives Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Kay Granger (R-TX), and Pete Sessions (R-TX)....

8/14/2015 - Texas Woman Files Complaint After Officer Forcibly Searches her Vagina
An African American woman in Texas says an officer sexually assaulted her when the officer searched her vagina for marijuana outside a Texaco gas station after a traffic stop last month. 21-year-old Charnesia Corley was pulled over for allegedly running a stop sign on June 21st, whereupon the Harris County deputy said he smelled marijuana....

7/14/2015 - Chicago Public Schools Will Increase Athletic Opportunities for Girls After Title IX Complaint
Chicago Public Schools and the Office for Civil Rights reached an agreement late last week to provide equal athletic opportunity for boys and girls. The agreement follows a Title IX complaint that the schools were out of compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all federally funded schools. The National Women’s Law Center filed this complaint in 2010 with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR), alleging that the Chicago district did not equally accommodate the athletic interests and abilities of both girls and boys, and maintained that girls did not have equal opportunities to participate in athletics....

7/6/2015 - US Women's Soccer World Cup Win Comes Despite Huge Inequalities
The United States' women's soccer team defeated Japan this weekend in an impressive and fast-paced game at 5-2, with a hat trick (3 goals in one game) by Carli Lloyd in the first twenty minutes of the game....

6/4/2015 - Speier and Meehan Introduce HALT Campus Sexual Violence Act
Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Patrick Meehan (R-PA) today re-introduced the Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency (HALT) Campus Sexual Violence Act to strengthen efforts to combat the epidemic of sexual violence on college campuses. "We have to stop campus sexual assault in its tracks, " said Speier....

5/15/2015 - Members of Congress Renew the Fight for the Equal Rights Amendment
Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) re-introduced the Equal Rights Amendment yesterday in a bipartisan effort to put women in the United States Constitution. A bipartisan coalition of 170 cosponsors have signed on to this bill, including representatives Maloney, Lummis, Congresswoman Speier (D-CA), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and many more....

5/8/2015 - The ERA was Re-introduced in the Senate for Ratification Yesterday
Just in time for Mother's Day, U.S....

5/7/2015 - PRESS RELEASE: Feminist Groups File Title IX Complaint Against University of Mary Washington
Feminist Groups File Title IX Complaint Against University of Mary Washington For Failure to Take Action Against A Sexually Hostile Climate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ​A Virginia campus group, Feminists United, a UMW student club and an affiliate of the Feminist Majority Foundation and individual students are filing a Title IX Complaint with the U.S....

5/7/2015 - Feminist Groups File Title IX Complaint Against University of Mary Washington
Feminist Groups File Title IX Complaint Against University of Mary Washington For Failure to Take Action Against A Sexually Hostile Climate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ​A Virginia campus group, Feminists United, a UMW student club and an affiliate of the Feminist Majority Foundation and individual students are filing a Title IX Complaint with the U.S....

5/6/2015 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Title IX Sex Discrimination Complaint to be Filed Against University of Mary Washington by Feminist Groups
MEDIA ADVISORY Title IX Sex Discrimination Complaint to be Filed Against University of Mary Washington by Feminist Groups WHAT: On Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., UMW student group Feminists United, national women's rights organization, Feminist Majority Foundation, and individual UMW students will announce the filing of a major Title IX sex discrimination complaint against the University of Mary Washington....

4/17/2015 - Senate Passes Compromise Bill Increasing Federal Funding for Abstinence-Only Sex Education
The Senate overwhelmingly approved of HR 2 on Tuesday, a $200 billion package that included an enormous increase of federal funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage (AOUM) curricula. The US Senate voted 92-8 to pass HR 2, which has been known as the "doc fix" for Medicaid reimbursement rates, as well as many other health care provisions....

2/27/2015 - This Bipartisan Bill Will Hold Colleges Accountable for Ending Campus Sexual Assault
A bipartisan bill aimed at holding colleges and universities accountable for rape and sexual assault cases was introduced in Congress yesterday, spearheaded by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Some of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act's key key provisions include a requirement of confidential reporting systems on colleges and universities, minimum training requirements for campus personnel, and stricter penalties for schools found to be in violation of Title IX or the Clery Act....

2/23/2015 - Princeton Women Were Once Barred From These Clubs - Now, They Run Them
Princeton University's eating clubs are important social events for many students - and despite a history of sexist behavior and barring women, Princeton women have recently been in the spotlight for securing leadership roles in them. Currently, four of these clubs are headed by women, which is the highest total since 2002....

2/6/2015 - Black Girls Matter: New Report Exposes Gendered and Racial Disparities in Education Too Often Erased
A new report outlines the obstacles facing Black girls in America's school systems - and demands that advocates, policymakers, and educators do better to foster safe spaces for Black girls to learn and grow. "Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected" was released yesterday by the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and Columbia Law School's Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies....

1/16/2015 - Two Fraternities Refuse to Comply With UVA's New Anti-Sexual Assault Regulations
Two fraternities at the University of Virginia have declined to sign on to new fraternity regulations put in place after a sexual assault scandal shook the campus. The University of Virginia last week announced new regulations governing Fraternal Organizations to enhance safety on campus, and required all organizations to sign onto new regulations by Jan 16....

12/24/2014 - New FMF Study Finds Nationwide Increase in Public Single-Sex K-12 Education Despite Evidence it Increases Sex Stereotyping and Sex Discrimination
Deliberate sex segregation is on the rise in public K-12 classrooms across the country, despite evidence that it is often illegal and educationally unsound. Tuesday, the Feminist Majority Foundation's Education Equity Program released a second multi-year study "Identifying US K-12 Public Schools with Deliberate Sex Segregation." According to the new study, there has been a 24 percent increase in public coed schools with single-sex academic classes since the period covering 2007-2010....

12/23/2014 - FMF Study Shows Increase In Nationwide Single-Sex Public Education
WASHINGTON, DC The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) just completed its second national study Identifying US K-12 Public Schools with Deliberate Sex Segregation." We found that instead of decreasing sex segregation, the number of public K-12 coed schools with single-sex academic classes and all-girls and all-boys schools have continued to increase since the 2006 Title IX regulation that made it easier to establish single-sex K-12 public education....

11/26/2014 - Thousands Protested the Ferguson Decision Across the Country Last Night
For the second night in a row, thousands of people flooded major roads and thoroughfares in cities across the country in protest of the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Monday evening, St....