I saw the U.S. women’s national soccer team play, and it was everything I’d dreamed of and more

Fit and Feminist

When I heard that the U.S. women’s national soccer team was scheduled to play a friendly against Brazil in Orlando – which is all of 90 minutes away from my home – I am not lying when I say my heart nearly pounded straight out of my chest with excitement.  And when we bought the tickets? Well…have you ever seen video of those kids who find out they are going to Disneyland?  That was me. I was a shrieking seven-year-old girl nearly reduced to tears at the prospect of finally getting to see the Magic Kingdom.

I’ve been following the USWNT since the 2011 World Cup, but for me that has meant sometimes seeing matches on TV and mostly watching them online (often while working – shhhh don’t tell).  The idea of seeing Wambach & Co. in person seemed like a far-off dream that would never come true, yet another…

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All States Are Not Created Equal: Worst Offenders on Wage Gap for Women of Color Revealed | National Women’s Law Center

for women of color, the situation is even worse: in 2012 African-American and Hispanic women working full time, year round made only 64 cents and 54 cents respectively for every dollar that non-Hispanic white men made. The persistence of the wage gap is particularly harmful to minority women and their families.

via All States Are Not Created Equal: Worst Offenders on Wage Gap for Women of Color Revealed | National Women’s Law Center.

IWS Documented News DAILY POSTINGS: [IWS] 64 FEDERAL COURTS NOW PUBLISH OPINIONS ON FDsys [free] [13 November 2013]

A project providing free online access to federal court opinions has expanded to include 64 courts. The federal Judiciary and the Government Printing Office partner through the GPO’s Federal Digital System, FDsys, to provide public access to more than 750,000 opinions, many dating back to 2004.

 

The Judicial Conference approved national implementation of the project in September 2012, expanding participation from the original 29 courts. FDsys currently contains opinions from 8 appellate courts, 20 district courts, and 35 bankruptcy courts.

via IWS Documented News DAILY POSTINGS: [IWS] 64 FEDERAL COURTS NOW PUBLISH OPINIONS ON FDsys [free] [13 November 2013].

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts > Winn-Dixie Issues Recall on Pre-Prepared Broccoli Crunch Salad

To protect its customers, Winn-Dixie is immediately recalling the Broccoli Crunch Salad from deli cases in all stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.

The recalled Taylor Farms Broccoli Crunch Salad was sold at stores between Oct. 19 and Oct. 24. Winn-Dixie has received no reports of any issues associated with Broccoli Crunch Salad consumption.

\”The health and well-being of our customers is top priority for us and we want to ensure our customers only consume safe and healthy products,\” said Brian Wright, Winn-Dixie\’s communications and community vice president. \”We encourage customers to immediately discard the product or take it back to their neighborhood store. Anyone who purchased the product can request a full refund, no questions asked.\”

To receive the refund, customers may present proof of purchase through a receipt or the product-packaging label.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract.

via Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts > Winn-Dixie Issues Recall on Pre-Prepared Broccoli Crunch Salad.

Settlers firebomb Palestinian home in revenge attack | Maan News Agency

Settlers set fire to a Palestinian home in the Ramallah village of Sinjil overnight Wednesday, in an apparent revenge attack following the killing of an Israeli soldier, PA security sources said.

Settlers entered the village overnight and threw a firebomb at the home of Khaled Khalil. Five members of his family suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to a Ramallah hospital for treatment.

Settlers also sprayed graffiti on the side of a wall which read: \”Hi from Eden, revenge,\” Israeli news site Ynet said.

B\’Tselem field researcher Iyad Haddad said Rawada and Khaled Dar Khalil saw several people outside of their home in the middle of the night, with one of them pouring gasoline on their front porch.

They then lit the gasoline and drove off.

The family were trapped in the home as the front door is the only entrance and went up onto the roof. The Palestinian Authority fire department arrived forty minutes later and Israeli forces about an hour later.

via Settlers firebomb Palestinian home in revenge attack | Maan News Agency.