Hello and happy Feminist Friday everyone!! As always, I have searched the news to gather up the most important feminist stories of the week! This week contains mostly good news stories! Hooray!
In good news…
1. The governor of California has signed a bill the bans forced sterilizations in the state prison system. How was that still legal?
2. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed its first two transgender discrimination lawsuits on Thursday. This is the first time that the EEOC has used the protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to bring lawsuits challenging discrimination based upon gender identity. Yay!
3. The Spanish government has withdrawn a bill that would ban all abortion, except in the case of rape or threat to the mother’s health. It would have been one of the most restrictive in Europe. Go Spain!
4. ‘The Hyde Park List’, a list of people who have sexually assaulted students at UChicago, has been circulating on Tumblr.
5. New legislation introduced in the Senate on Tuesday would require emergency contraception be made available to rape victims at federally funded hospitals. Thank you!
6. Eight of the leading fraternities in the US have began to train members on how to help stop sexual assault, hazing, and binge drinking. Thanks guys!
In bad news…
1. CVS has admitted to illegally charging women co-pays for birth control. CVS is now sending reimbursement checks to all effected customers.
2. Suicide is now the leading cause of death in adolescent girls