Duke University published a new study, which found that women wake up grumpier than men and asserts that women need more sleep than men. Me? I think there is just a lot to be grumpy about lately.
This Women’s History Month, it’s important to recognize thought leadership from feminists like Gloria Steinem, Audre Lorde, and Selma James that has demonstrably influenced current feminist policy efforts.
Via Upworthy: A Supreme Court justice sounds like he’s an uninformed YouTube commenter. Jon Stewart and Rachel Maddow proceed to laugh themselves senseless.
Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is. (via Mashable)
Restaurant workers, half of whom are women, are among the lowest earning workers in the United States. But one Michigan company, Zingerman’s, is moving toward a “thriveable wage” for its restaurant workers.
When I stumbled into the world of politics and policy after law school I was surprised to see the dearth of women. In particular, there was lack of African American and multiracial women in elected office or even working on the issues that affected women and minorities the most.
Every February, without fail, some white people ask “Why is there no White History Month?” In response, this is an examination of the concepts of equality, privilege, and economic class in simple terms. Here are the links to Peggy McIntosh’s White Privilege Checklist, Debra Leigh’s 28 Common Racist Behaviors, Racialicious, and poverty data.
As colleagues and legislators, we have been discussing the current status and future of reproductive health care in Texas. Recent political discourse has prompted us to reignite a community conversation in hopes of raising some awareness about the intersections of race, class, and gender when it comes to health care.
Every year when the anniversary of Roe v. Wade rolls around, I am troubled by the loud silences in our triumphant tales of struggle. As a history doctoral student who researches African Americans and abortion, the story I tell is quite different.
After 40 years, isn’t it time that our policies reflect real women and real families?