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Fem2.0: Hot Under the Collar About Fair Pay

Last Sunday’s Fem2.0 Twittercast was about Fair Pay, to help people get ready for Fair Pay Day on Tuesday, April 28. Did you notice how much play #fairpay got in the Twitterverse over the next few days? That means waves of people were tweeting about it and getting other people to think and tweet about […]

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Equal Pay Day: We Need Your Voices

We pushed for Equal Pay on Tuesday, but we must not forget that the push has to continue. After checking out some of the articles published this week, we found the comments to be… less than supportive. See for yourself:   Detroit Free Press, Pay Equity Day is a reminder for women to get fair […]

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Equal Pay Day – 78 Cents and Counting

Next Tuesday, April 28, is Equal Pay Day, which marks the point in 2009 when the average woman’s wages finally catch up with what the average man was paid in 2008. That’s right — it takes us almost sixteen months to be paid as much as men were paid in a year. Equal Pay Day […]

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Invitation from MomsRising.org

Dear Feminism2.0 community: We’d like to invite you to blog at MomsRising.org. Founded in May of 2006, MomsRising is a rapidly-growing national and state-based netroots and grassroots organization working to build a truly family-friendly America to increase the economic security of all women and families. With over 150,000 members, we continue to grow each week […]

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Work in 21st Century: untethered, creative, and connected

A friend, Lisa Guide, suggested I blog about the meaning of work in the 21st century.  While flattered, I couldn’t imagine what I could add to the conversation.  And then I remembered (how could I forget?) the life changing baby gift bestowed by my employers in 1990 after the birth of my first child:  a […]

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The Caregiving Equation

An issue that I strongly believe must be factored into any conversation about women and work, is recognition of the time and services women devote to caregiving. At some period during a woman’s lifetime, she will be called upon to help a family member who requires caregiving services.  Whether it is in the role of […]

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Women’s History Month #27: The Value of Work Deja Vu All Over Again

This piece is part of a blog carnival on women and work. Gloria Feldt blogs at Heartfeldt Politics.   There has been a marked change in the estimate of [women’s] position as wealth producers. We have never been ‘supported’ by men; for if all men labored hard every hour of the twenty-four, they could not […]

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Blog Carnival: Women and Work

Our blog carnival about women and work is in full swing. If you have a blog post going up, let us know in the comments or by email so we can add you to this list!   Joan Blades, MomsRising, Working Smart vs. Working Stupid, 03-25-09 It is hard for me to imagine a more […]

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Special Invitation to Blog Carnival: Bloggers Don’t “Work”

Though the public may no longer see bloggers as slackers schlepping around at home in pajamas, can blogging — or any activity outside the 1950’s model of "9 to 5" jobs with benefits — be considered gainful employment?  Over the next few days, Fem2.0 is working with MomsRising to start a fresh conversation about what […]

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Women and Work: Why Employers’ Work/Life Policies Can—and Should—Survive the Recession

This piece is part of a blog carnival on women and work. Joan Williams is a Distinguished Professor of Law at U.C. Hastings College of the Law. She is the Director of the Center for WorkLife Law and the Co-Director of the Project for Attorney Retention. — It’s no surprise to the vast majority of […]

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