Heyoooo ShoutOuters! This week’s newsroom is special edition because both Wannabeaudre and Southernantibelle are updating YOU on what’s poppin.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
If you don’t know, now you know. This month’s theme is prevention is possible. We can stop sexual assault through awareness, activism, and changing the policies to help the victims. Check out Wannabeaudre’s piece on the top four documentaries you should watch this month for #SAAM.
U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Demand Equal Pay
Recently, players are demanding equal pay with their male counterparts. There is an existing bargaining agreement until a final solution is resolved. These ladies are producing revenue (even more than the men’s team) due to their World Cup WIN. #EqualPlayEqualPay
JMU Rock Vandalism
Unless you live under a rock, you probably saw the horrendous occurrence last weekend when someone painted over a memorial to fallen brother of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity with Trump 2016. It was repainted and the candle vigil continued on. Check out eternallyfeminist’s JMU IS NOT DISNEY WORLD on how this incidence is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s wrong with JMU.
North Carolina’s “Anti-Discriminatory” Law is passed
Sadly, another one of these discriminatory laws was passed in North Carolina allowing businesses to bar transgender folk from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity. HOWEVER, there has been serious economic backlash like Google Ventures, PayPal, and Red Ventures stopping any new business plans from happening in the state.
California is WINNING.
North Carolina may be having some struggles, but California is making some serious progress. They just passed a bill that will require all single-occupancy restrooms to have the label “all-gender” rather than attributing the bathroom as either male or female. Jerry Brown also recently raised the minimum wage to $15 (the first state to do so).
Election Update: Clinton and Trump Lost.
Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz won Wisconsin. Clinton lost by ten delegates and Trump lost by 30. Sanders has also won the last 6 out of 7 contests. It is looking more likely that a contested election will be in store for the Republicans.
Lena Dunham launching own publishing imprint, “Lenny”
Partnering with Random House, Dunham will be starting her own imprint that she describes as having, “feminism, style, health, politics, friendship and everything else.”
You are now current. You’re welcome.