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Nevada eliminates tampon tax in leap forward for menstruation equality

“We’re a long way from menstruation equality, which makes Nevada’s recent elimination of the “tampon tax” a critical step forward” writes Heather Dockray for mashable.com. On Tuesday, Nevada voted to do away with their 6.85% sales tax imposed on sanitary pads and tampons.However, Nevada decided to drop the tax given that tampons — unlike, say, luxury soap — are considered medical necessities. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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More than 50 companies, including Apple, Amazon, Google, Intel, and Microsoft, sign a letter opposing Trump admin’s efforts to roll back transgender rights

“Our thought bubble: In the past, when states have passed laws limiting gay or transgender rights, some companies have declined to do business there” reports axios.com. “We oppose any administrative and legislative efforts to erase transgender protections through reinterpretation of existing laws and regulations. Source: axios.com Share This:

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Bodyguard undermines battle for female equality, TV writer Daisy Goodwin complains

“Daisy Goodwin, creator of ITV’s Victoria, said the casting does not accurately reflect reality and is showing the world through a “gender-blind lens”” writes Anita Singh for telegraph.co.uk. With a female Home Secretary, counter-terrorism commander and police chief, not to mention bomb disposal experts and markswomen, the BBC’s Bodyguard was hailed by many as a triumph for gender equality.”It’s a woman’s world in Bodyguard, and to some extent that bears out the facts: a woman is currently in charge of the Metropolitan Police (Cressida Dick) and until recently Amber Rudd…

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Why some white Americans see racial equality as oppression

“Indeed, the problem of Confederate monuments points to a larger, persistent conviction among some white Americans that racial equality brings white oppression in its wake” writes August At Am for washingtonpost.com. The dread of racial equality lay at the root of the violence in Charlottesville last summer, a dread that can be traced directly to Union victory and black freedom. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Israel Is Proud of Who We Are

“We are proud of our Jewish traditions and identity, and we are proud of the equality and freedoms for all our people” reports nytimes.com. This law now sits proudly alongside Israel’s other Basic Laws (which carry quasi-constitutional power) that reinforce the freedom of expression and equality for all citizens of Israel. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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Israel passes controversial ‘nation-state’ law that gives special status to Jews

“The new law promotes the development of Jewish communities, possibly aiding those who would seek to advance discriminatory land-allocation policies” writes David M for seattletimes.com. If the new law was meant to give expression to Israel’s national identity, it exposed and further divided an already fractured society.The basic laws legally supersede the Declaration of Independence and, unlike regular laws, have never been overturned by Israel’s Supreme Court.JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has long demanded that the Palestinians acknowledge his country’s existence as the “nation-state of the Jewish…

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Performance implications of default struct equality in C#

“After a very quick look at the code it was clear what was the problem: We used a tuple that contained a custom struct with default equality implementation” reports microsoft.com. A more appropriate approach is to warn a developer when “inappropriate” struct with default equality members (defined in the app or in a third-party library) is stored in a hash set.And, as you may imagine, this will cause a drastic performance impact if these instances are stored in a hash set or a hash table. Source: microsoft.com Share This:

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Labour antisemitism code could breach Equality Act

“The legal advice has been prepared by law lecturer Tom Frost and confirmed by Doughty Street QC Jonathan Cooper” writes Jessica Elgot for theguardian.com. The Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) will hand the party new legal advice, ahead of a crunch meeting on Tuesday, which advises that the party’s decision to exclude some examples from an international antisemitism definition breaches the 2010 act. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon reveals the lessons she’s learned in the fashion industry

“Sweat equity describes the contribution a businessperson puts into a project in the shape of effort and labor” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. On Tuesday, Mellon reiterated what she said on Equal Pay Day, about how she did three private equity deals with Jimmy Choo and went onto discover that the male CEOs received double the sweat equity that she did. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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