bill

revenge porn

Revenge Porn Bill in New York Killed After Google Campaign

Advocates blamed the tech company for helping to essentially kill a bill that would have made nonconsensual dissemination of sexually explicit images a crime in New York.
Kimberly Lawson
6.21.18
sex work

Controversial Online Trafficking Bill Will Endanger Sex Workers, Advocates Say

The House is set to vote on the "Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act" (FOSTA) bill today. Critics warn it could actually censor victims of trafficking and endanger the lives and livelihoods of sex workers.
Kimberly Lawson
2.27.18
politics

Teens Caught Sexting Could Soon Face 15 Years in Prison

A new bill just passed the House with overwhelming support.
Kimberly Lawson
6.2.17
politics

New Bill Would Require Men to Pay $100 Every Time They Masturbate

The satirical bill filed in Texas on Friday intentionally draws from anti-abortion laws in Texas, including legislation mandating a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion. It's not the first time a law like this has been proposed.
Kimberly Lawson
3.13.17
sexual assault

​New Bill Proposes College Transcripts Include Rape Charges

"My bill will ensure that students who try to transfer schools to avoid the consequences of their violent acts will, at a minimum, face the same consequences as students who transfer because they've cheated on an exam."
Kimberly Lawson
12.9.16
wage gap

Congress to Consider Landmark Bill to Help Close the Gender Wage Gap

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton plans to introduce a bill to help close the gender wage gap by forbidding employers from asking the salary history of job candidates.
Candace Bryan
9.1.16
politics

We Still Need 140,000 Women in Office for Political Gender Equality

Despite Hillary Clinton's historic presidential nomination, politics remains extremely male-dominated. Could her candidacy help change that?
Kimberly Lawson
7.28.16