The Pulse on Gender Equity in Seattle & Beyond


Update: Victims of revenge porn will be better protected by new Washington State laws

Washington StateMartha BurwellComment

What a couple of weeks it's been!  Last week (as I'm sure you're aware of, if only by the fact that rainbows took over social media) the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. 

And now, another victory, this time closer to home.  Earlier I wrote about how Legal Voice, a local nonprofit that fights for women's rights by changing laws, was working to pass bills to fight non-consensual pornography, often referred to as 'revenge porn.' 

What are those politicians up to in Olympia anyway? ‘Legal Voice’ gives an update.

Washington StateMartha BurwellComment

What do you think of when it comes to politics and gender equality?

You might think of the back and forth arguments about abortion. Maybe you consider the fact that women hold less than 20% of the seats in congress at the federal level. Or perhaps you’d think of the many women that Obama has appointed to high-level political positions, such as Janet Yellen.

But what about in Washington State?  What’s happening here?