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Roberts Court Takes Up Issue of Accommodating Pregnant Workers

The Roberts Court is poised to clarify what employers must do to accommodate pregnant workers on the job. This could be terrible news.

The Roberts Court is poised to clarify what employers must do to accommodate pregnant workers on the job. This could be terrible news.

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Leaned In, Pushed Out: Jill Abramson’s Firing Should Make Us Reconsider Sandberg’s Philosophy

Jill Abramson

The central argument in Lean In is that one can strategize their way through the patterns of structural sexism. But Abramson’s firing provides a powerful case study for the fact that we cannot win a game we are rigged to lose.

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Americans Working Fewer Hours May Not Be a Bad Thing

The Congressional Budget Office's new report found the Affordable Care Act could result in a reduction in workforce participation by approximately two million full-time workers in 2017. Conservative columnists are freaking out, but, even if the right is right, that may not be a bad thing at all.

The Congressional Budget Office’s new report found the Affordable Care Act could result in a reduction in workforce participation by approximately two million full-time workers in 2017. Conservative columnists are freaking out, but, even if the right is right, that may not be a bad thing at all.

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Empowerment or Equality: Which “E” are we Striving for?

Recently, while driving in the district, I came across an advertisement for a plumbing, heating, and air conditioning company.  The right side of the advertisement read: “A Women- Owned & Managed Company!”  The phrase was intended to be seen and obviously posted with pride. 

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Federal Provision: Breastfeeding Protected in the Federal Workplace

 

What does the law providing protection for women who choose to breastfeed in federal buildings really mean?

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Working Mothers are Healthier, But Must Pay the Mommy Tax in the Meantime

Research is showing that working mothers who are doing it all and having it all may actually be healthier.

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New Study: “A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything”

A lot has changed since John F. Kennedy put Eleanor Roosevelt at the
head of the very first Commission on the Status of Women. According to
Anthropologist Margaret Mead, who co-edited the final report of that
organization, "the climate of opinion is turning against the idea that
homemaking is the only form of feminine achievement."

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