The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: July 13, 2010

-Taxpayers have paid nearly $1 million in sexual harassment settlements to maligned Capitol Hill employees. [ Politico ]

-Female boxers throw punches in hopes of a place on the (first ever) U.S. Women’s Boxing Team . [ New York Times ]

-Congolese journalist Chouchou Namegabe puts rape survivors’ testimonies on the airwaves .   [ The Daily Beast ]

-Desperate to marry off her 31-year-old son, an Internet entrepreneur starts a site where parents can do the matchmaking for their single kids . [ New York Post ]

Photograph of Capitol Hill courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.