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9 Female Showrunners On Diversity, Discrimination, & Fighting For Change After #MeToo

By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America - Lena Waithe, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=67931354

From being the only woman in the room to fielding period jokes and making sure there’s space for fellow female creatives, here’s what these showrunners want you to know when it comes to working in TV, or really any male-dominated industry. 
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Slate’s Hiring Policy: No Fat Chicks?

The question I was being asked most in the e-mails flooding my inbox was, “Why in the world would a fast metabolism have anything to do with an editing gig?”

Slate's new job posting for Political Editor requires candidates with a fast metabolism. This is why that phrasing is fat-shaming and discriminatory.

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Becoming A Lesbian After 34 Years As A Heterosexual Woman

"Being gay isn’t a choice. The only choice I made was to follow my heart and pick love."

Our "how we met" story is a classic one. We met at work. On my second day, I accidentally sat in her chair at the weekly staff meeting and we instantly became friends. We talked about everything under the sun. Both of us were at a crossroads in our personal lives, wondering what to do next.

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#RavsRadar: Another Step Forward For LGBTQ Workplace Protections

Another move forward for LGBTQ non-discrimination.

For a long time, one of the central flaws in civil rights for the LGBT community has been a lack of employment protections.

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Kay & Jared Jewelers Caught In Nasty Class-Action Suit For Wage Discrimination

I guess that’s why the slogan is “HE went to Jared” instead of “SHE went to Jared”. Only HE could afford to shop there after working there.

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Pregnant And East Indian? No Need To Push!

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Many women encounter pressure in the delivery room to opt for surgery. If you're a minority, you might face additional scrutiny. But never forget: as long as baby and you are healthy, the choice to push is yours.

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Pregnant And East Indian? No Need To Push!

How to stick with your birth plan (Image Credit: Think Stock)

Many women encounter pressure in the delivery room to opt for surgery. If you're a minority, you might face additional scrutiny. But never forget: as long as baby and you are healthy, the choice to push is yours.

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I’ve Experienced Fat Shaming And Thin Shaming And I Can Tell You Which Is Worse

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It is worse to be fat shamed because thin shaming is often just fatphobia in disguise. Let me say that again for the people in the back.

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Racial Inequality Starts Early – In Preschool

Why should kids get suspended in preschool?

For the first time in March 2014, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) collected data regarding how early learners are disciplined during the 2011-12 school year.
That report showed that while black children represent 18 percent of preschool enrollment, they accounted for 48 percent of students receiving one or more suspensions.

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5 Ways Being Queer Is Actually An Advantage For Me

I think there are some real advantages offered by moving away from compulsory heterosexuality! Image: Thinkstock.

Straight people, it isn’t that you aren’t awesome; so many of you are! It’s just that, while you enjoy the numerous advantages that your straight privilege allows you, I’d like to celebrate the little things that make being queer totally rad.

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