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Kate McGuinness

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What SCOTUS Got Wrong Last Week

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 12:41 PM

Decisions issued last week by the United States Supreme Court displayed the marked ideological divisions of its members. Progressives decried the evisceration of the Voting Rights Acts and celebrated the DOMA victory but largely overlooked two opinions handed down Monday that eroded workers' right to be free of discrimination.

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Protecting Breadwinner Moms

(3) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 4:15 PM

Women are now the breadwinners in four out of ten families with children according to a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center. Factors contributing to this result include more families headed by single mothers, women becoming more highly educated than their male counterparts, and male job...

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How to Tackle Your Gender Wage Gap

(2) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 1:56 PM

This year, Equal Pay Day falls on April 9. The date symbolically marks the number of extra days, on average, women would have to work in 2013 to earn as much as men did in 2012.

Think about that when your alarm clock rings tomorrow. The same amount!


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Suing the Old Boys' Club of Big Law

(8) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 3:04 PM

No one would be surprised to learn that a person who happened to be a lawyer broke the law. Acting in their personal capacities, lawyers commit the same variety of crimes that other citizens do, ranging from fraud to rape to murder. But when lawyers manage their own businesses, their...

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When Domestic Violence Grabs the Headlines

(14) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 11:10 AM

Reporters buzzed this weekend with news about the murder−suicide committed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Before killing himself at the Chiefs' practice facility, he shot Kasandra Perkins, his 22-year-old girlfriend, nine times in their home. The couple's three-month old daughter and Belcher's mother were...

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Rape as a Weapon of War

(1) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 4:43 PM

Rape as a Weapon of War

Rape became politicized during the recent election. Extreme conservatives favored the modifiers "legitimate" or "forcible" while feminists countered with the slogan, "Rape is rape." When a woman is raped during an armed conflict, rape takes on a different character. Rape becomes a weapon of...

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Skip the Mistletoe

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 5:00 PM

Delighted that his company has had a good year, the boss plans an extravagant holiday party with an open bar. After celebrating with the staff for a couple of hours, he excuses himself and returns dressed as Santa. Employees applaud, but when he invites an attractive analyst to sit in...

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