Federal early child-care and education policies must require states to raise caretaker and teacher salaries, or else qualified workers will continue to struggle, earn less than they deserve for this vital work, or leave the field, while the children—at their most critical development stage—will receive lower quality care.
Christine Quinn’s silence was notable because she is widely perceived to be the only obstacle standing between the bill and its passage.
Some of the most vehement opponents of abortion are also against economic policies that can help struggling families, like paid family leave.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gloria Feldt and Carole Joffe revisit questions on economic and reproductive justice they posed to Sen. John McCain several weeks ago.