GOP says being a woman is a pre-existing condition, celebrates with beer

  • AHCA: On Thursday the American Health Care Act (AHCA) - the healthcare bill Republicans have been touting as a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act - passed the House of Representatives. It now goes to the Senate for a June vote. Under the bill, c-sections, domestic violence, sexual assault and post-partum depression are considered pre-existing conditions. Perhaps writing "identifying as a woman" is a pre-existing condition seemed too obvious.
  • ACA: Of interest to our community - personal bankruptcy has decreased thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
  • URBAN OUTFITTERS: CtW Investment Group has called out Urban Outfitters' board for its lack of women. The apparel retailer has just two women on its board of directors. Yikes. 
  • GIRLS WHO CODE: Private equity firm KKR has invested in Girls Who Code, alongside GoDaddy and First Data. Each company is sponsoring a summer program for 40 girls. 
  • MERGE REQUEST REJECTED: A longtime engineer at Facebook found that code written by women was rejected much more frequently than code written by men. WTF? 
  • JOB LOVE: Are women allowed to love their jobs? Jill Fillipovic asks. 
  • SOME BS: The Ninth Circuit Court has ruled that employers can pay women less than men for doing the same job...as long as they made less at their previous workplace. Circular logic, no?

- Alicia McElhaney / She Spends Issue #1

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