Tag Archives: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

March on Allegheny County Jail Tomorrow for Amy Lynn Gillespie

Amy Lynn Gillespie, 27, died on January 13, 2010. Ms. Gillespie was incarcerated at the Allegheny County Jail and at the time of her death, was 18 weeks pregnant. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that she was in jail for “violating … Continue reading

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Few Female Police Officers in Pittsburgh’s Suburbs

There are approximately 1,555,770 sworn police officers in the United States.  So if the national workforce is 53% male, 47% female (according to the 2008 U.S. Census, though recent estimates have women breaking the 50% mark), then it would reasonable … Continue reading

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Female Role Models on the Front Page of the Sports Section

Last summer, the Women’s Law Project conducted a 10-day examination of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in an attempt to find out how much coverage the sports section of the newspaper devoted to female athletes. Notable findings included: Zero instances of front-page … Continue reading

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Not Enough Room, Not Enough Money, Turning People Away: The Recession and Domestic Violence Shelters

A recent article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette suggests that the recession is exacerbating the already arduous situations of domestic violence victims. Mackenzie Carpenter writes that “the stresses of the past year’s recession and continued financial uncertainty” are both “fueling increases … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor: Sexual Assault Charges Against Ben Roethlisberger

The western Pennsylvania office of the Women’s Law Project, along with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, sent the following letter to the editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette regarding the paper’s treatment of the sexual assault charges against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. … Continue reading

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Is the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Covering Men’s and Women’s Sports Equally?

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is the largest newspaper in Allegheny County. However, when reading the Post-Gazette’s sports section, it’s difficult not to notice that there are very few stories covering women’s sports or female athletes. To determine whether this is a … Continue reading

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Lone Wolves Don’t Appear Out of Nowhere

In this weekend’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, columnist Sally Kalson examined the “lone wolves” who have killed six people in the past 66 days in the United States: Richard Poplawski, who killed three Pittsburgh police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call … Continue reading

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WLP on Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Title IX Audit

The Pittsburgh public school system is currently undergoing a Title IX audit to determine if its schools offer an equally fulfilling athletic life to the city’s girls as they do to its boys. Women’s Law Project Program Assistant Christina Cann … Continue reading

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The Impact of Female Judges

In the wake of U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter’s announcement of his retirement at the end of the current term, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette printed an article by two researchers who studied the differences in jurisprudence between male and female … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Women Rank Low in Politics

As names are being thrown out to the public for possible candidates to run in the upcoming senatorial and gubernatorial races in Pennsylvania, it is important to note that the number of women’s names is disappointingly low. This allows us … Continue reading

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