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Coming soon: A badass feminist coloring book

What exactly is a feminist coloring book? And why has Ijeoma Oluo, a 34-year-old black Seattleite known for her social justice writing and activist Twitter campaigns, created one? [caption…

How Seattle can deal with the Ellen Pao setback

Ellen Pao has lost her gender discrimination lawsuit against venture capital giant Kleiner Perkins. Only time will tell if she and other professional women will…

Washington fail: College-educated women earn less than men with just a high school diploma

Last week, Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Jean Godden announced a new paid parental leave benefit for City of Seattle employees. It was another way…

Legislators look at bridging gender pay gap

Jean Godden used to be one of six columnists for the now-closed Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper. The other five were men. Then, Godden, who is now…

The duo orchestrating the ladies of Seattle’s music scene

Seattle Women In Music, the organization founded by Elizabeth O’Keefe and Erin Ashley, focuses on building strong partnerships within the music community, especially among women.…

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to women: Don’t ask for a raise. It’s good karma

Update: Thursday, at 5:24 p.m., Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella emailed employees about his comments at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, which Microsoft…

Democrats say state can protect women’s contraceptive coverage

Is there a way for Washington's Legislature to assure contraceptive-related insurance coverage to women employees despite the U. S. Supreme Court's 2014 Hobby Lobby ruling…

Young and gay and down and out in Seattle

The plight of uprooted, dispossessed teenagers and near-teens, out on the street and on their own, has long been the festering secret of America’s chronic…

As Capitol Hill deweirds, LGBTQ hate crime takes off

Doug Hamilton wasn’t alone in a dark alley when he was attacked on Capitol Hill last year. Last July, he was walking with two female…

Fame, media and mass shootings: Culture plays a role in creating these tragedies

As the details unfold in the mass shooting on the Seattle Pacific University campus less than two weeks after the mass shooting at the University…

The Seattle Pacific University shooting and our masculine empathy problem

Yesterday afternoon, a 26 year-old white male gunman shot 4 people at Seattle Pacific University, just minutes from where I am staying in northwest Seattle. One…

Women-unfriendly Seattle must fix its status as the 73-cent city

What if you lived in a city where you think women are doing well — or at least better than in most places — and then you find out…

Why bike sharing could get more women riding in Seattle

Over the past nine years, the percentage of Seattleites commuting by bike has slowly climbed from 2.31 to 4.1 percent. Seattle officials see the forthcoming…

Mind the gap, Jill Abramson. The pay gap for women.

If speculative reports are accurate, Jill Abramson, the fired New York Times executive editor, may want to join Seattle’s “No Wage Gap” campaign.  Abramson was…

Legislators hear what they want on Reproductive Parity Act

It was preaching to the choir. Supporters of the Reproductive Parity Act briefed 11 Democratic state senators Monday about what the companion House and Senate…

Roller derby history: How the women lit the fire

Roller-skating has been a bit badass since the late 19th century. The quick history until then consists of the first skaters being a London theater…

10 things you don’t know if you didn’t read Crosscut

We totally get denial as a life strategy. But we also believe that being informed is a good thing. Help us banish ignorance by making…

A new model for millennial philanthropy?

On Saturday night, about 100 people are expected to gather in a Greek revival mansion on Capitol Hill for a dinner that will resemble a…

Gender equity in city employment requires long-term effort

The Mayor’s Office released a study of gender pay equity in July showing that in city employment, men, on average, are paid 9.5 percent more…

Legislators differ on religious rights and anti-gay discrimination

It's how you parse the words. And how a lawyer reads in between the lines. A proposed religious freedom bill could be a tool to…

State Republicans look at new tack to allow refusal of service to gays

Updated at 10:30 p.m. Sept. 10 to reflect new comments from legislators Washington Senate Republicans are looking at a tweaked version of a bill that…

Pride and Prejudice: Does the annual parade perpetuate gay stereotypes?

On Sunday, June 30th, as an intern for Ed Murray’s mayoral campaign, I had the privilege of marching in the Pride parade along with the rest…

To SIFF and beyond! Kickstarter’s changing the local film game

When Seattle journalists Sarah Stuteville and her husband Alex Stonehill met Sam “Barzan” Malkandi, he hugged them. "You guys smell like Seattle," he said. "It…

Scouting is about to make a leap forward

My church, the Magnolia United Church of Christ in Seattle, has conflicting legacies. It has been an open, affirming church accepting of gay people for…