June 29, 2011

Female Firefighters Decry New Pregnancy Policy

Posted in Gender Equity, Sexism tagged at 9:31 PM by minoritybrief

from Black America Web

Firefighters face the very real possibility of serious injury and death every time they answer an emergency call. But some female firefighters in the nation’s capital claim they encounter perils on the job their male counterparts are not forced to endure.

Pregnant firefighters in Washington, D.C. used to have the option of desk duty instead of hauling heavy hoses and placing themselves and their unborn children in imminent danger before a new policy took away that option.

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May 12, 2010

Dorothy Height and the Sexism of the Civil Rights Movement

Posted in African Americans, Sexism, women tagged , at 10:54 AM by minoritybrief

By: Paul Delaney, The Root

Please permit a final few words about Dr. Dorothy I. Height before she’s assigned a slot in the Black History Month index. Here are some frank thoughts about her role as a woman of the movement versus a man of the movement.