Today in Cis Privilege: Only 2.6% of construction workers in the U.S. are women

The share of women in the construction industry has remained shockingly low—under 3 percent—for decades, due in large part to the discrimination that blocks women from entering and staying in the field. Sexual harassment and hostility, lack of mentors, and stereotyped assumptions about women’s capabilities all contribute to the problem. Unequal access to construction jobs in turn negatively affects women’s income, as traditionally male fields pay higher wages and have a lower wage gap than those dominated by women. More must be done to reverse this trend in construction, and the growth of women’s participation in similar nontraditional fields shows that it is possible.

http://www.nwlc.org/resource/women-construction-still-breaking-ground

Today in Cis Privilege: PA mother of seven dies while serving two-day jail term for kids’ truancy violations

State officials want to know how and why a Pennsylvania woman died while serving a two-day jail term related to her children’s truancy.

Eileen Dinino, a 55-year-old mother of seven, died Saturday at the Berks County Jail in Bern Township, about halfway through the 48-hour sentence she was ordered to serve after her children racked up multiple truancy violations.

A jail staff member found Dinino unresponsive in her bunk while performing blood pressure exams on inmates.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/12/pa-mother-of-seven-dies-while-serving-two-day-jail-term-for-kids-truancy-violations/

Today in Cis Privilege: All Of The Things Women Are Supposed To Do To Prevent Rape

1. Get married.
2. Take a self defense class.
3. Drink less alcohol.
4. Wear more clothing.
5. Stop taking public transportation.
6. Make it seem like less fun to be a rape victim.
7. Buy special underwear.
8. Download a GPS tracking app.
9. Carry a gun.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/06/10/3447269/guide-prevent-rape/

Today in Cis Privilege: 49 Years After Birth Control for Women Became Legal, It’s Still Contested

With almost half a century of pills, IUDs, patches and injections on the market and in our bedrooms, you’d think that pregnancy prevention would be a pretty settled issue.

But it’s not. Even today, there are a number of high-profile people in America who believe artificial means of preventing pregnancy are wrong – and sadly, a number of them have massive influence on our daily laws and culture.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/decades-after-birth-control-became-legal-its-still-controversial-20140606?utm_source=nar.al&utm_medium=urlshortener&utm_campaign=FB

Today in Cis Privilege: Man guns down 3 daughters and wife in ‘everyday USA’ mass killing

Police in Florida believe a San Carlos Park man fatally shot his three children, his wife and then turned the gun on himself over the weekend.

Lee Sheriff Mike Scott told the Naples Daily News that 36-year-old Sonny Enrique “Quique” Medina left a note before shooting 29-year-old Maria Antonia Navas, 10-year-old Allison Navas, 6-year-old Sophia Medina-Navas, and 2-year-old Mia Medina-Navas early Sunday morning.

Scott called the incident the single-largest mass shooting in Lee County history.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/09/florida-sheriff-man-guns-down-3-daughters-wife-himself-in-everyday-usa-mass-killing/

Today in Cis Privilege: Male Pastors Charged With Sex Crimes

This is just a small list of some of the crimes (that were actually reported to authorities AND the media) in the MONTH OF MAY ALONE.

•    rape, sodomy, and incest of a nine year old
•    forcing “morning after” pill after raping teens
•    sexual abuse of mentally handicapped in custody
•    producing and distributing child pornography
•    installing hidden cameras in church bathrooms
•    father/son pastors tag-teaming member of youth group
•    drugs, sex, and yes – a dead body

http://www.awkwardmomentsbible.com/shocking-pastors-on-the-prowl/

Today in Cis Privilege: Rape ‘sometimes right’, says Indian minister Babulal Gaur

An Indian minister from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party says rape is “sometimes right, sometimes wrong”, amid mounting public anger over sex attacks against women.

Babulal Gaur, the home minister of central Madhya Pradesh state who is responsible for law and order, said rapes could be investigated as crimes only if they were reported to the police.

The minister also defended the government of northern Uttar Pradesh state, which has been the target of global outrage since the gang-rape and murder of two girls in the village of Katra Shahadatganj last week.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/rape-sometimes-right-says-indian-minister-babulal-gaur-20140606-zrzat.html