“What we keep hearing in this country is a lot of ‘family values.’ What could be a truer family value than to make sure the people who want to work, who have children have gainful employment?”
In both the academic and the private sector, pregnancy discrimination is a drag on individual and familial success.
A lawsuit filed last week by the National Women’s Law Center suggests high school administrators have a long way to go in protecting students from sexual assaults.
One hospital worker’s story reflects a larger truth: low-wage workers are especially vulnerable to employment discrimination.
The narrative of the American worker, and by extension women’s economic status, continues to take a troubling turn in the United States, with the decline of stable public-sector positions as well as weakening labor unions.
The anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a reminder that the battle for women’s rights is far from over.
While the “fiscal cliff” dominated the news ad nauseum, ten states quietly increased their minimum wage, effective January 1. A whopping 59 percent of all minimum wage earners are women.
In the battle between a right to obtain medical treatment and a right to deny that treatment because of “moral” objections, who wins?
What if doctors and pharmacists got to decide which conditions they wanted to treat, just like they get to decide with reproductive health?
On July 21, 2011, we’ll be hosting the “Birth Control: We’ve Got You Covered” blog carnival, featuring bloggers from across the net. Women need access to birth control to prevent unintended pregnancies, plan the timing and size of their families and protect their health. Women know the preventive health benefits of birth control, but we also know the cost to stay on it throughout our childbearing years. Birth control can be expensive, and the high cost of birth control can affect whether women use it consistently.