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Can You Gift Gender Equality?

As a feminist, I believe in equality for all.  My ideal world would see everyone get the same opportunities to flourish, thrive, and contribute to the world. This of course is a flawed and simplistic statement that does nothing to account for the nuisances of the world – culture, society, race, level of education, gender, […]

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Paycheck Fairness and the Boy Crisis: How Misguided Entitlement Hurts Everyone

Today, Congress will vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which is designed to strengthen the 1963 Equal Pay Act which made it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform similar work.  The Paycheck Fairness Act specifies that they cannot be paid differently for doing the EXACT same job.  Men […]

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The Paycheck Fairness Act: For When Women are Old and Broke

In virtually every occupation, women earn less than men of comparable experience, education and seniority. From the moment a woman throws her graduation cap into the air to the moment she retires, she earns less than a similar man. This difference is commonly quantified as a woman earns 77 cents for each dollar a man […]

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Equal Pay Day: Trying to Survive on an Hourly Wage

This post is part of the National Women’s Law Center and MomsRising’s annual Blog Carnival  for Equal Pay Day Several years ago I moved to a new city, unemployed, without much of a support network nearby and no health insurance.  It took me a few months of job searching to realize this was going to […]

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