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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…