Bwoglines: Local Government Representation Matters Edition
Written by Zoe Sottile
Happening in the World: Sri Lanka, a nation whose political scheme has historically been dominated by men, recently announced a new quota stipulating that 25 percent of candidates in local elections be women. This marks an important turning point for the nation, where women currently hold only two percent of local gov
ernment posts, though they make up over 51 percent of registered voters. (New York Times)
Happening in the US: Apparently, a few months ago a woman attempted to board a Spirit Airlines flight from Baltimore to Florida with her emotional support dwarf hamster, Pebbles. When the airline denied her request, rather than head home, she headed to the airport bathroom and flushed Pebbles down the toilet. (Miami Herald)
Happening in New York: Mayor de Blasio recently announced that three banks have donated a total of $40 million to city programs that offer loans to minority and women-owned businesses. (New York Daily News)
Happening on Campus: If you’re a first-year trying to figure out summer plans swing by the John Jay lounge from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm; the Center for Career Education is holding a session on summer planning for first-years.
Tinder Pickup Line of the Day: “Snap me if you wanna see something hot haha”
Image via Pixabay.
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