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New York City Council Holds Paid Sick Days Hearing, But Mayoral Hopeful Quinn Barely Shows

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Christine Quinn’s silence was notable because she is widely perceived to be the only obstacle standing between the bill and its passage.

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The Connection Between Roe v. Wade and “Feminist Pork”

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Some of the most vehement opponents of abortion are also against economic policies that can help struggling families, like paid family leave.

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Brownback’s Faux-Life Reality: Kansas Kids Denied a Place—and a Future—at the Table of Privilege

I am concerned that despite the nation avoiding a Romney Presidency, his fiscal pursuits are alive and well and are being implemented in red states across the nation. The poorest citizens of those states will bear the burden of these policies. No one should go hungry, while others dine at the table of privilege.

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Why Do Venture Capital Funding Disparities for Women-Owned Startups Still Exist?

A recent study revealed that when women pitch their companies as part of a competition in which the prize is a $100,000 check, they perform as well as or better than their male competitors. It’s an encouraging conclusion given that, overall, far less venture capital flows to companies with women founders.

 

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Soy Poderosa Because of My Struggles and the Struggles of Those Before Me

Soy Poderosa because I’ve struggled. Soy Poderosa because I realized that I needed to be self motivated and independent to get by. Soy Poderosa because I developed other poderosas.

 
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Dispatches from AWID 2012: Queer Economics

What does it mean to be queer and poor? How does one affect the other? At AWID 2012, a panel of GLBTQ advocates discussed their experiences exploring these intersections of sexuality, power, and economic justice. 

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Workers’ Rights, Women’s Rights, and the Social Roots of Economic Inequality

In spite of all the gains we’ve made in the past fifty years, in spite of greatly improved access to education and employment, male privilege is still very much alive and well.

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How Much is Your Future Worth?

We have to put control back in the hands of women and girls. Abortion is an important tool for women seeking to shape their own destinies. Change someone’s life. Help her take care of her family, go to college, maintain her emotional health, keep her head above water, achieve the future she wants for herself. We may have lost on health care reform, but victories still happen every time one person helps another. Make it happen.

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John McCain’s Wrong Answers on Working Women’s Questions

Gloria Feldt and Carole Joffe revisit questions on economic and reproductive justice they posed to Sen. John McCain several weeks ago.

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