Posts by Katherine Kimpel

Katherine Kimpel

Kate Kimpel is the Senior Editor of Shattering the Ceiling and is also an accomplished civil rights lawyer. She represents women and people of color in discrimination cases (and other kinds of employment and civil rights matters).  When not lawyering, she likely is bragging about her hound dog Ulysses, inventing cocktails to serve at her next dinner party, or convincing her husband to watch reruns of a Joss Whedon television show (any of them will do). 

Should We Thank Trump For Mainstreaming Feminism?

Today, Kate Harding, author of a range of feminist books including Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body published an essay entitled: “A Reason to Thank Trump.”  In it, she listed out the surprising assortment of places and voices […]

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ICYMI: Shattering the Ceiling Oct 10-14

Two posts on famous dudes guilty of sexual assault (and probably more), plus the #NotOkay explosion and unfair pay for lawyers.

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Why Are Female Law Partners Making 44% Less Than Men?

Female partners make only 56 cents on the dollar. How do we fix that?

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Trump’s Sex (Discrimination) Scandals Part Three: Criminal Sexual Assault All Over The Country

“If any investigation is going to yield evidence of criminally-prosecutable violations of a Presidential candidate, it’s investigations into Trump’s pattern of serial sexual assaults.”

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It’s #NotOkay that men are surprised by the outpouring of #notok stories

Sex assaults happen too frequently for men to be shocked by the stories.

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Don’t Celebrate a Genocidal Rapist

Is refusing to celebrate Columbus Day political correctness run amok? Nope!

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ICYMI: Shattering the Ceiling Oct 3-7

One article on how to talk about wanting a promotion. One article on how a victim of sex discrimination might come to be a Trump supporter. And three articles about some of Trump’s most egregious discrimination lawsuits.

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Trump’s Sex (Discrimination) Scandals part two: “Sexy” More Important Than Merit in California

Discrimination lawsuits don’t just teach us Trump is #sexist. They also teach us he doesn’t know how to manage a company, let alone a country.

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Trump’s Sex (Discrimination) Scandals part one: Harassment and Retaliation in Chicago

The unsavory aspects of Trump we see on the campaign trail are his M.O. in the workplace as well.

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Lady Lawyer Lessons*: Doesn’t Everyone Assume I Want to be Promoted?

Women have to be more vocal about wanting promotions. It isn’t fair (or legal), but for now it’s also true.

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