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Cornered in the Corner Office

Cornered in the Corner Office

| November 15, 2011

Recent media coverage propels sexist stereotypes of women lawyers. Here, the author calls for a deeper conversation of the study that fueled bad press. More »

Is Crisis Our Opportunity To Acknowledge Interdependence?

Is Crisis Our Opportunity To Acknowledge Interdependence?

| November 3, 2011

Marked by protest and environmental disaster, world-wide crisis may finally force us to turn to each other for solutions, ushering in The Great Liberation, suggests author and blogger Courtney E. Martin. More »

After the Great Recession

After the Great Recession

| October 7, 2011

The economic recovery has yet to begin for American women, according to two reports issued this week by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR). Here, acclaimed economist Heidi Hartmann, who co-authored the analyses, explains the disturbing findings. More »

Seattle Law Advances Paid Sick Leave Campaign

Seattle Law Advances Paid Sick Leave Campaign

| September 29, 2011

Following a thoughtful strategy, citizen advocates joined with city council members and business owners to design a paid sick leave ordinance enacted by a close-to-unanimous vote in Seattle. More »

The Biology of Nurturing Fathers

The Biology of Nurturing Fathers

| September 21, 2011

The act of daily childcare changes fathers hormonally, and that's all to the good of their families. The author discusses what feminists have long suspected. More »

Women: The Invisible Poor (via The Daily Beast)

| September 15, 2011

Listening to Women—Obama’s Jobs Proposal

Listening to Women—Obama’s Jobs Proposal

| September 13, 2011

The jobs plan President Obama presented to Congress this week recognizes that out-of-work women need targeted help. More »

Justice According to Jack Welch

Justice According to Jack Welch

| August 25, 2011

A federal court dismissed charges of discrimination against Bloomberg L.P. last week. Here, the director of Family Values @ Work analyses the logic behind this blow struck against women trying to balance work and family life. More »

Underemployment Has Rewired My Brain

Underemployment Has Rewired My Brain

| August 24, 2011

A victim of long-term underemployment—although much better off than many others find themselves in this economy—the author discovers that her "free" time is far from liberating. More »

The Wealth Gap—Race Defines It, But So Does Gender

The Wealth Gap—Race Defines It, But So Does Gender

| August 8, 2011

Much has been reported on the staggering racial wealth gap in the United States, but what are the particular implications for women of color? More »