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Louisiana Named One of the Worst States for Women’s Equality


After a particularly contentious presidential election, 2017 has been largely marked by closer examinations of the female presence in politics, the workplace, and popular culture. Though progress has certainly been made in the near-century since women won the right to vote, there is still a tremendous amount of work to do. A new study further reveals the shortcomings of gender equality in the U.S., naming Louisiana as one of the top ten worst states for women’s rights. 


NOLA Women to Celebrate Their Power on Equal Pay Day


Tuesday, April 4th is Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when women have finally caught up in salary to what men earned the previous year. In the over half-century since the Equal Pay Act went into effect, little progress has been made to close the gender wage gap in America. In fact, recent reports have projected that the gap will not close until 2115 in Louisiana, one of four states expected to have a pay gap into the 22nd century. 


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NoDef Interviews 'Girldrive' Author



 

On October 15, 2007, writer Nona Willis Aronowitz and photographer Emma Bernstein hit the road on a cross country roadtrip that they later chronicled in "Girldrive," a book about their travels.

 

Though they were in their 20s and in a 'searching mode', the trip was not simply about discovering the glory of the open road and marveling at oversized produce.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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B. E. Mintz

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