Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault / Equal Pay / LGBTQ / Politics / Race / Women and Gender

Paid Sick Leave Impacts Women, Women of Color, LGBTQ Families & Domestic Violence Survivors — And Why We Must Pass It Now

When I worked at Harvard, I had phenomenal benefits, including paid sick leave. Outstanding. Stupendous. But when I stopped and thought about it, I realized it was the only job I ever held that did offer paid sick time. Having worked in retail and for small banks, sure I could take time off if I … Continue reading

Equal Pay / Politics / Women and Gender

Senate Votes on Paycheck Fairness Act Today

Today, at 2:30 pm, the U.S. Senate will vote on equal pay. Sponsored by Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 3220) would help close the gender wage gap. Passing the act “would prohibit employer retaliation, allow workers to join class action lawsuits, as well  as ensure that the victims received back pay … Continue reading

Equal Pay / Politics / Race / Women and Gender

Women, Sexism, Racism & the Economy: Why Congress Needs to Reauthorize Unemployment Insurance

This post is part of the HERvotes Blog Carnival: Protecting Unemployment Benefits. The phenomenon of Occupy Wall Street has galvanized people to speak out and take a stand against economic injustice. The 99% moniker implies we either belong to the elite upper echelon…or there’s everybody else. But within that 99%, a variety of experiences and … Continue reading

Education / Equal Pay / Women and Gender

How Equal Access to Education Impacts Women’s Rights on “Blog for International Women’s Day”

Happy International Women’s Day (and the 2nd Annual Feminist Coming Out Day!)!!!  Today marks the 100th Anniversary of honoring women’s rights globally.  First celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland in 1911, “over 1 million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women’s rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and … Continue reading

Equal Pay / Films / Women and Gender

She Still Works Hard for the Money: Chronicling Women’s Battle for Equal Pay, ‘Made in Dagenham’ is a Must-See Film

Equal pay for equal jobs…seems like a no-brainer, right?  But of course not all have shared that view throughout history…or even today for that matter.  If you’ve read my previous posts, you know I talk a lot about the importance of equal pay (it’s one of my many mantras) and fair treatment in the workplace.  … Continue reading