In April every year, that pesky gender wage gap jumps to front-page news again as we mark Equal Pay Day.
At Girls Rock Camps across the United States and Europe, teen and preteen girls form bands and learn how to make music all summer long.
Happy Monday. Here's what we're reading:
• A transit security officer pepper sprayed a crowd outside a summit for Black Lives Matter in Cleveland. [Guardian]
This fall, if people riding San Francisco’s Muni buses actually look up from their phones and glance around, they’ll see something beautiful: pen-and-ink portraits of queer San Francisco residents.
All the girls are surfin’ the wave. This is a mixtape of current surf rock songs from female-fronted bands.
Surf's Up from BitchTapes on 8tracks Radio.
Here's all the news we're reading today:
• A gunman killed two people in a Louisiana movie theater showing Trainwreck. Governor Bobby Jindal, presidential candidate and gun supporter said that he never imagined this would happen in Louisiana. Really? Why not? And your job is to plan for these possibilities. [New Civil Rights Movement]
On Backtalk, hosts Amy Lam and Sarah Mirk discuss pop culture of the week, offering feminist analysis on the issues, people, and media that are making headlines right now.
Last night, the Providence Park stadium in Portland, Oregon was packed with the largest crowd ever to attend a National Women’s Soccer League game.
Even if you don’t know the singer, songwriter, and bassist Sylvia Gordon, you’ve certainly heard songs she’s written.
"The justice system is not something we can view in isolation. It is an extension and reflection of some broader decisions we're making as a society."