This post is originally published at Role/Reboot. It is cross-posted with permission. Disturbed by this week’s news on the unchanged wage gap, Kate McGuinness offers advice on how to negotiate for better pay. On Wednesday, the U.S. Census Bureau released data for 2011 showing that the gender wage gap remains unchanged from 2010. For [...]
Hanna Rosin’s new book, The End of Men, came out yesterday. While I haven’t yet read it, I saw her recent New York Times Magazine cover story and watched a couple of her Daily Beast videos. Rosin’s overall message is that today’s economy favors women over men. While the three Alabama wives Rosin follows in [...]
Social issues Female issues Women’s issues Single issue voters Can we please stop this pretense that effective birth control and safe and legal abortion did not transform society and help families by enabling women to plan their parenthoods and go to work? What purpose does it serve, except to deny reality and mislead people? So [...]
As the election cycle ramps up, issues like poverty and socio-economic inequality are getting a little more (but not enough) coverage in the news cycle. The state of the economy and ability to make a living is important – and the current status of the average American worker … isn’t great right now. And along [...]
Picture this: a group of 2,000 women entrepreneurs that are trained and armed with business development and technical knowledge to expand their businesses. Who says they can’t, and they won’t, change the world?
At the Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF), we like to call them a “ShEntrepreneur”—emphasizing “she” and “entrepreneur” as a way to put the force of language behind our work to empower women as entrepreneurs.
In the past few months, a new wave of sanctions have been imposed on Iran by the U.S. and the EU to ramp up international pressure against their nuclear program. The latest effort along these lines by the Obama administration aims to punish financial sector companies and shippers that help Tehran sell its oil, and [...]
As a self-proclaimed Maritimer, I’ve lived in New Brunswick off and on throughout my undergraduate and graduate student life. Although small in population, New Brunswick is a province with boundless natural beauty and is home to the kindest people you would ever have the good fortune to meet. I am in awe of this place [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Women, especially young childless undecided women voters, are talking about jobs, not abortion rights, right? What women really care about is not contraception, not access to family planning resources, not social issues like gay marriage, abstinence-only sex “ed” or Mitt Romney’s 50 year old bullying. Nope – it’s the economy. Women, “like everyone else,”– that [...]