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HELP US WITH MESSAGING: Which Framework Works for You?

Preliminary messaging research on work/life indicates several compelling frameworks for making the case for family-friendly work policies. Is there one message that really strikes a cord for you?  And which message do you think would hit home for the majority of Americans?  Does one fact really disgust you or just make you sad to think […]

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Work/Life Facts to Make You So Crazy You Need to Rant

1. 48% of workers do not have paid sick days; 76% of low-wage workers and 80% of part-time workers do not have paid sick days. 2. In 1960, only 10% of mothers worked and only 10% were unmarried. Today 70% of mothers work and 40% of mothers are unmarried. 3. 70% of American children live […]

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Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Pollster Celinda Lake to Join Fem2.0 Work/Life Discussion

US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Celinda Lake, president of Lake Research Partners, will join Fem2.0′s last regular segment of the Wake Up! blog radio series, happening this Friday at 1:00 PM EST. In a discussion entitled, Fighting Words! Creating Change for Working Families, with host Suzanne Turner, Momsrising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, and Family Values@Work […]

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Work/Life and Kids, with NY Times Motherlode Blogger Lisa Belkin

 Thanks to Families and Work Institute, we’ve added a new segment to the Fem2.0 Wake Up! blog radio series, Work/Life and Kids: What Do Kids Really Think About Their Working Parents? Thanks to the Families and Work Institute, we’ve added a new segment to the Fem2.0 Wake Up! blog radio series, Work/Life and Kids: What […]

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Can Americans Care for Their Families Without Losing Their Jobs?

Did you see the announcement? Fem2.0 is kicking off the New Year with Wake Up, This Is the Reality!, a campaign to help change the way Americans talk and think about work and to begin shifting the national narrative away from privileged "balance" and corporate perspectives to one that reflects the reality on the ground […]

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Some Ideas for Reframing the Work/Life Narrative

Way back in October, Fem2.0 announced, Wake Up, This Is the Reality!, a campaign to shift the conversation around work and families away from outdated assumptions and privileged perspectives to better reflect the experience of everyday Americans and American families, who are being crushed between the obligations of home and the workplace. We need this […]

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Fem2.0 Announcement: Wake Up, This is the Reality!

Are you caught up in the excitement of awareness from Maria Shriver’s A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything? We certainly are, and here’s why. The report makes it clear that there’s still much work to be done. Fem2.0 is thrilled to announce that we have been given a grant to take the next step – to […]

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Our WTF Moment of the Morning

So I’m skimming through an entertainment article in the Daily Mail (from across the pond) this morning when suddenly I come across a completely random rant against working mothers and maternity leave. Written by a woman. I just about choked on my coffee. Check it out: Excessive maternity leave hampers women in the workplace Why […]

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Women on the Battlefield: Protecting Our Soldiers

Just in time for me to read an article about the Navy considering allowing women to serve on submarine vessels, I receive the IAVA’s newest report on women veterans and soldiers: Women Warriors: Supporting “She Who Has Born the Battle.” If you don’t know about it already, hop over there and read it — you […]

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Why the Insured Should Support Health Care Reform: Employer Sponsored Health Insurance is an Endangered Species

South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson’s decidedly un-Congressional outburst during President Obama’s speech on health care reform was met with swift censure from his colleagues on both sides of the political fence. But while he was publicly called out for his inappropriate and disrespectful behavior toward the President, no one has taken him on for […]

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