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Italy's Interior Minister Announces Despicable and Trump-Like Plan to Deport Roma People Italy's Interior Minister Announces Despicable and Trump-Like Plan to Deport Roma People

Like Donald Trump, Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini hates immigrants, admires fascists, and is a big fan of Vladimir Putin. On Monday, Salvini announced a plan to conduct a census of the Roma population in Italy and deport anyone who doesn’t have Italian nationality.

Report: Having It All Is Unlikely Report: Having It All Is Unlikely

Further propping up women’s case to prove that the problem isn’t our illogical brains, the New York Times has compiled watertight evidence showing that workplace pregnancy discrimination is pandemic. We know this in the United States, the only industrialized country without paid maternity leave. Mothers around the…

Baker Who Wouldn't Make Wedding Cake for Gay Couple: 'I Don't Discriminate' Baker Who Wouldn't Make Wedding Cake for Gay Couple: 'I Don't Discriminate'

Everyone can relax: Jake Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop wants you to know that he does not discriminate, even though he refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple and then went all the way to the Supreme Court to appeal his case after the Colorado Civil Rights Division and the Colorado Court of Appeals found…

Former Employee Says Coach Brand Fired Her for Taking Maternity Leave  Former Employee Says Coach Brand Fired Her for Taking Maternity Leave 

A former Coach employee is suing the brand’s parent company Tapestry for firing her just two days after she returned to work from her maternity leave.

Interior Secretary Zinke Reassigned Native American Employees After Conveniently Shrugging Off Diversity Interior Secretary Zinke Reassigned Native American Employees After Conveniently Shrugging Off Diversity

Native American senior officials of the Interior Department were disproportionately reassigned under Interior Secretary Zinke, according to a review by Talking Points Memo. Less than 10 percent of the Interior’s employees are Native American, but made up nearly one third of the employees caught up in reassignment…

Report: Health Care Resources for Lesbian and Bisexual Women Removed From Popular HHS Website  Report: Health Care Resources for Lesbian and Bisexual Women Removed From Popular HHS Website 

A couple of reports conducted by the Sunlight Foundation’s Web Integrity Project, and shared with Politico, show that several health resources for lesbian and bisexual women were removed from a Health and Human Services website in the fall.

Texas Teacher Put on Leave After Asking for LGBTQ-Inclusive Language in District's Discrimination Policy  Texas Teacher Put on Leave After Asking for LGBTQ-Inclusive Language in District's Discrimination Policy 

In September 2017, Dallas elementary school teacher Stacy Bailey was put on paid administrative leave for an unspecified reasons, just days after she inquired about adding LGBTQ-friendly language to her school district’s policies.

Newsrooms Remain Shit at Hiring Non-White Women Newsrooms Remain Shit at Hiring Non-White Women

The media landscape is still very pale and very male, according to the Women’s Media Center. The nonprofit released a report called “The Status of Women of Color in the U.S. News Media 2018,” and it’s full of grim details, highlighting slim gains for women of color in largely white online-only media outlets, a…

Bipartisanship Is Alive and Well When It Comes to Silencing Interns Bipartisanship Is Alive and Well When It Comes to Silencing Interns

Many unpaid Capitol Hill interns are expected to sign sweeping nondisclosure agreements, and these documents could be contributing to a workplace culture that protects abusers and punishes victims.

Former Prabal Gurung Employee Alleges the Designer Body-Shamed Her While Pregnant Former Prabal Gurung Employee Alleges the Designer Body-Shamed Her While Pregnant

The former director of sales for Prabal Gurung has alleged that the designer made critical comments about her body and pregnancy in front of employees.

Anti-LGBTQ Sentiment Spikes for the First Time in Years, GLAAD Report Shows Anti-LGBTQ Sentiment Spikes for the First Time in Years, GLAAD Report Shows

For the first time in years, tolerance of LGBTQ people has actually decreased, according to a new poll commissioned by GLAAD and released in the Accelerating Acceptance report at the World Economic Forum on Thursday.

Proposed Federal Policy Could Let Health Professionals Refuse to Perform Abortion Procedures or Treat Trans Patients Proposed Federal Policy Could Let Health Professionals Refuse to Perform Abortion Procedures or Treat Trans Patients

The White House is reviewing a new, horrible policy that, if implemented, would allow health professionals to refuse to treat transgender patients and to perform abortions based on religious or moral grounds.

Walmart Faces Another Class Action Lawsuit For Pay Discrimination Walmart Faces Another Class Action Lawsuit For Pay Discrimination

Walmart is being hit with a new class action lawsuit regarding pay discrimination six years after the Supreme Court threw out Betty Duke’s suit against the company for sex discrimination.

It's Very Hard to Get a Boring Job If You're Too Hot It's Very Hard to Get a Boring Job If You're Too Hot

Um, tell me what I haven’t already personally experienced.

Life Begins at Conception, According to Draft of HHS Strategic Plan  Life Begins at Conception, According to Draft of HHS Strategic Plan 

On Friday, the Trump administration rolled back the Obamacare birth control mandate, offering an exemption on religious or moral grounds to employers who had been required to include birth control coverage in insurance plans—and that was just the latest sign that the Trump administration is following the standard,…

Trump Administration Urges Supreme Court to Rule in Favor of Baker Who Wouldn't Sell Wedding Cake to Gay Couple Trump Administration Urges Supreme Court to Rule in Favor of Baker Who Wouldn't Sell Wedding Cake to Gay Couple

On Thursday, the Justice Department filed a brief on behalf of Jack Phillips, a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for gay couple Charlie Craig and David Mullins in 2012 on the grounds that doing so would violate his religious beliefs, hence freedom, the Washington Post reports. The case will be judged by the…

This Fucker Is Actually Following Through With His Proposed Ban on Transgender Service Members This Fucker Is Actually Following Through With His Proposed Ban on Transgender Service Members

According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, the White House is expected to officially send guidance that gives the Department of Defense authority to remove transgender people from the military. The administration is also reportedly instructing the Pentagon to bar transgender individuals from serving, and to…

Fox's Settlement Costs for the Year Rise to $50 Million, Excluding All Those Astronomical Severance Packages  Fox's Settlement Costs for the Year Rise to $50 Million, Excluding All Those Astronomical Severance Packages 

On Monday, 21st Century Fox reported that it had spent $50 million in costs related to the settlement of copious sexual harassment and discrimination allegations leveled against current and former employees between June of 2016 and this past June

Report: Fox Declined to Settle Multiple Disputes, Including Discrimination Claims, for $60 Million Report: Fox Declined to Settle Multiple Disputes, Including Discrimination Claims, for $60 Million

Now that 21st Century Fox has spent so many tens of millions placating the thin-skinned, groping and propositioning men who damaged its reputation and drove away plenty of its talent (if you want to call it that), it’s time for them to settle with the victims of that alleged abuse.

Report: Trump Banned Transgender People From the Military So He Could Get His Border Wall  Report: Trump Banned Transgender People From the Military So He Could Get His Border Wall 

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