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Lower Paycheck for More Flexibility?

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 […]

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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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Gen X Women Trending Childless

Last week a friend of mine told me about a report stating 43% of Gen X women do not have children.  Knowing how many of my friends in Gen Y are putting off children for various reasons, I don’t find it hard to believe.  I understand it may shock many of the Baby Boomer generation, […]

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The Value of Equal Pay Day for Men

Every time I bring up Equal Pay Day (or Unequal Pay Day as I prefer to think of it), some idiot (usually an unenlightened man) lectures me about women’s choices.  Women choose careers that allow them to be with their kids more, so of course they get paid less overall, as a group. Now, let’s […]

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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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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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Wake Up, This Is the Reality!: A Fem2.0 Campaign to Shift the Public Narrative Around Work/Life

  Work/Life in Our Communities Blog Radio Series: January 25-February 5, 2010 Blog Carnival: February 6-13, 2010   We work long hours. We work multiple jobs. We can barely afford healthcare, or we’re doing without. We’re stitching together childcare, or we’re sending our kids to school with H1N1.   We exert ourselves to be good […]

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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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