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Tweeting feminists exploring feminism and social media

After three months of extensive research and interviews, this is the final installment of my Ryerson University School of Journalism final year project exploring feminism and social media. The online estrogen revolution Sitting in her backyard in Tampa, FL., Angie Jackson is filming a YouTube video on her laptop. Looking directly into her webcam, she […]

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A Week of Important News for Women

Jessica Mack at Gender Across Borders wrote an article explaining the why the public health bill is a violations of women’s human rights. Take a look: This is not just a public health scandal; it reflects widespread violations of women’s human rights. Patterns of marginalization and exclusion in this society are exacerbated by a discriminatory […]

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Pump Up the Volume: the Wake Up! Campaign May Be Over, but the Conversation Continues

Fem2.0′s campaign, Wake Up, This Is the Reality! is winding down, and what a ride it’s been! What have we learned from it? That the public work/life conversation about what it’s like to work in America today MUST NOT END. We got a measure of how tough it really is out here as we struggle […]

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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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