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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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Invitation from

Dear Feminism2.0 community: We’d like to invite you to blog at 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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Open Letter to Leaders

Dear Leader:  If you’re receiving this email you are either an acknowledged leader in women’s movement or a woman in whom I see emerging leadership.  I am increasingly impressed and depressed at the same time:  impressed with the work happening everywhere, with the talent abounding wherever I look, and yet depressed by no sense of […]

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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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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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Working Smart vs. Working Stupid

This piece, cross-posted from Huffington Post, is part of a blog carnival on women and work. Joan Blades and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner founded the organization MomsRising in 2006. — Yesterday the Washington Post fed the insecurities of American workers with the headline, "As Cuts Loom, Will Working From Home Lead to a Layoff?" My response "Only […]

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Omero: Women’s Issues In The Post-Ledbetter Era

This week I went to the fem2.0 conference here in DC. It was a great place to hear traditional feminist groups interact with bloggers and younger activists about the future of the women’s movement.  In particular, there was widespread excitement over President Obama’s recent signing of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. And at the […]

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