anonymous asked:

You go to Georgetown Law? That’s so cool! What year are you and do you like it? And sorry if this is too personal but how are you dealing with the cost of law school? I’m interested in going to law school but the cost is a huge deterrent because I don’t really want to go into corporate law. Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated.

i literally just started this past fall! i went straight from undergrad so i was able to defer those loans until i’m done with law school. i got some decent scholarships & grants from GU and took the rest out in loans. there’s various scholarships available, especially if you’re a woman (national women’s law center & the aauw) that do provide grants. i also work after my classes as a law clerk to try to pay off some of them while i’m still in school. 

This week marks the 42nd anniversary of Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs that receive federal funds. Title IX opened doors for women and girls in school to pursue sciences and sports, and also protects women from sexual harassment and violence — although there’s still a lot of work to do to eradicate sexual violence on campus. 

Happy birthday, Title IX. Here’s to continuing to make school a more equal place for women.

(h/t National Women’s Law Center)

purrfectcakes  asked:

My teacher said the wage gap between men and women exists because women often agree to be paid the first wage offer the employer makes, while men discuss a better one right away (I mean right at the beginning of the job). Is this true? Or is it just an excuse to make it sound like women are at fault for having lower wages?

The wage gap between men and women exists because women are systematically discriminated against in the workplace. The wage gap is even bigger for women of color. Your teacher is absolutely wrong. I’d recommend checking out the extensive information page on equal pay and the wage gap from the National Women’s Law Center for more detailed information.

There are lots of things you can do for National Women’s Health Week, but we say be proud if you start with just a couple. And if you’d like more detail about how the Affordable Care Act could affect your birth control coverage, check out the article the National Women’s Law Center wrote for us laying it all out.
Action Alert: Support birth control with no co-pays? Tomorrow's the last day to make your voice heard!

If you support making birth control more accessible and affordable for U.S. women, the Obama Administration needs to hear from you now. They’re asking for comments on a compromise to get coverage for women who work for certain organizations with religious objections to birth control while also respecting those objections. And the commenting period closes tomorrow, April 8th.

Get details and proposed language to take action through The National Campaign’s policy portal. Or, if you already know what you want to say in your comment, you can go straight to the comments form.* Then spread the word!

For some background on what the new health care law means for women with insurance, check out the article the National Women’s Law Center wrote about it for Bedsider.

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