gender discrimination

‘Illegal, or Just Sleazy?’

A viral comedy video is illustrating to New York state residents that women often don’t get the same legal protections as men.

The video is set as game show, “Illegal or Just Sleazy?”, which asks New Yorkers if various scenarios break the law. The actress playing the contestant role does a convincing job showing her character’s outrage over learning that she can be fired legally for discussing salary with men who out-earn her, that she can be denied an apartment because of her status as a victim of domestic violence, and that it’s merely “sleazy” if her boss at a company with 4 or fewer employees sexually harasses her.

President of NOW-NYC, Sonia Osorio, joins SPAR to discuss how these topics, despite the video making the case as comedy, are no laughing matter, and that voters across the country need to take on the fight for equality under the law that New Yorkers are demanding.


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‘9 to 5’ commemorates the 19th amendment and the March on Washington

Linda Meric, the Executive Director of 9 to 5, an organization dedicated to improving the circumstances of working women, talks with me about where American women are today, in terms of the strides they’ve made for their own jobs and freedom.

The spoiler is that there is still much to be accomplished.


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National Congress of Black Women

Dr. E. Faye Williams leads the National Conference of Black Women, a DC-based organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black women and their families.

She joined me to talk about the state of black women, and the economy and politics that leave all women outside of the places of political power in this country.

And the segment begins with a wonderful bit of trivia that I only learned when Dr. Williams entered the studio.


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