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Family-Friendly Policies And The Fight For Wage Equality

Elia De la Cruz Toledo | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Elia De la Cruz Toledo

Patricia Arquette's brief segue on gender wage equality during her acceptance speech at the 2015 Oscars brought into the forefront of international conversation a battle that women have been fighting for decades.

Young Women Are Becoming 'Less Hirable' By Talking Like Kim Kardashian

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

There's a speech trend that's becoming increasingly prevalent among young women today, and it's called vocal fry. Best described as a female's voic...

Empower Women, Improve The Economy?

Forbes Woman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Women

Last week's Lunch with the FT column featured an interview with Esther Duflo, MIT economist and co-author of Poor Economics. Duflo and her co-author A...

Why Are We So Afraid of the Q Word?

Pat Mitchell | Posted 05.20.2012 | Media
Pat Mitchell

Time to confess, I decided. I am actually a product of quotas. Yes, let the truth be known that I was hired for my job in television because the station that hired me was responding to a federal initiative under the Equal Employment Opportunity Act.

Re-visiting The 'She-covery'

The New York Times | Posted 03.13.2012 | Women

Mike Konczal has a good post at the New Deal 2.0 blog, pointing out that much of the recent rise in female employment - the subject of my post on Frid...

Literacy in India: A Gift That Never Stops Giving

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marissa Bronfman

Since the early 1990s, every WLC program has given a pivotal role to women's groups in Hindi -- as they have proven to be extraordinarily powerful forces in promoting female literacy and empowerment in India.

Short-Changed: White House Women Hired Below White House Men

Ariel Boone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Boone

A July 1 report to Congress revealed that for every dollar earned by White House men, White House women earn 89 cents. These pennies are symptomatic of a much larger problem.

Becoming A Dominatrix To Supplement Income

The Daily Beast | Tracy Quan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the economy takes a spanking, many women are turning to freelance fetish work to supplement their incomes. "I've seen it before," says Linda, "dur...