This Week: Racism & Rush Limbaugh, Paycheck Fairness & more

Paycheck Fairness Dies in the Senate
The Nation: “Women fell two votes short on Wednesday to coming closer to getting paid the same as men for the same work. Senate Republicans decided that equal pay for women should not even be considered, as they blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act from moving to the floor.”

Prison Economics Help Drive Arizona Immigration Law
NPR: “That’s because prison companies like this one had a plan — a new business model to lock up illegal immigrants. And the plan became Arizona’s immigration law.”

For Survivors of Sexual Assault, New TSA Screenings Represent a Threat
Newsweek: “For women and men who have already been sexually assaulted, the new screening rules—or just the threat of these rules—present a very real danger. They can be triggering events, setting off a posttraumatic-stress reaction.”

Is the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal DOA?
Politico: “If Democrats fail to pass the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” next month — before Republicans take control of the House in January — it could be years before they get another shot.”

The Bald Racism of Rush Limbaugh
The Atlantic’s Daily Dish: “Most of all the talk radio host revels in being called a racist so that he can throw up his hands and complain about liberal race-baiting.”

Mad World: Toy Ads and Learning Gender
Bitch Magazine: “These ads not only market toys to children but they also promote and encourage gender-specific values that are very limiting to boys and girls in different ways.” (VIDEO)

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