This Week: Domestic Workers Rights, Anti-Abortion Ads, & More

It’s Time to Talk to Employers About Domestic Worker’s Rights
ColorLines: “The first of its kind in the nation, the so-called “nanny law” grants fundamental labor protections to some 200,000 full-time and live-in nannies, housekeepers and elder-care providers in the state.”

Mom Sues After Daughter Is Pictured on Anti-Abortion Billboard
Jezebel: “The New York billboard that linked abortion with African-American genocide has been taken down, but the mother of the 6-year-old girl whose image appeared in the ad is still suing.”

Now more women get advanced degrees than men
AP: “For the first time, American women have passed men in gaining advanced college degrees as well as bachelor’s degrees, part of a trend that is helping redefine who goes off to work and who stays home with the kids.”

Three Printers Refuse LGBT Student Publication, Citing F-Word, Images of Cross-dressing
Campus Progress: “Evan Bailey, a former student media specialist at Kent State who worked with Freeport for five years, says that other student publications, including poetry magazine Luna Negra, were printed by Freeport and also included the word.”

Shackled mom wins case
The Tennessean: “Human rights supporters and immigration advocates said the case signified an undercurrent of bias against immigrants. Villegas’ arrest may have been racial profiling by police, they said.”

April is Sexual Assault Activism Month

Cross-posted from For the Birds.

Since April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month – or if you take a page out of SAFER’s book it is Sexual Assault ACTIVISM Month – there are plenty of events, gatherings and benefits to raise awareness, honor survivors and engage in discussions around prevention. One quick way to take action is to support New Yorkers United Against Sexual Violence, by signing this petition to ask the New York City Council to reinstate funding for anti-sexual violence programming for the 2012 budget. (Much thanks to fellow For the Birds member, Lauren Denitzio, for designing the lovely logo!)

–Jessy, For the Birds

For more information on events happening this week, check out listings at For the Birds.