This is not something we are going to change with laws and regulations. It’s certainly not something we are going to change with pithy quotes about Mad Men. It’s going to take a concentrated effort to change the culture.
Whether we are advocating for living wages, safe work environments, affordable childcare, or the right to organize, all of these aspects of economic justice are a battle for human rights.
I applaud Leader Pelosi and everyone involved in launching the economic agenda for women and families.
Recent college graduates continue to face a tough job market, two and a half years out from the so-called end of the Great Recession in June 2009. College tuition has grown faster than inflation or family income. As the cost of a four-year degree has risen, so has college debt, but default on those loans […]
Last May, I became a part of the small fraction of D.C. teens lucky enough to obtain a job. Café Bonaparte, a tiny Parisian-themed café in the ritzy Georgetown area, is a hidden gem for various reasons. One, has great crepes. Two, it is one of the few establishments always in need of new staff. […]
This post originally appeared on the Ms. Blog Our first #HERvotes blog carnival was so successful, we’re doing it again! On August 25-26, to mark the anniversaries of the passage of the 19th amendment and the March on Washington, Ms. joined with 21 women’s organizations to collectively publish 77 blog posts with a single harmonious […]
A recent analysis of the 2010 Census information by the National Women’s Law Center shows that a record number of women are currently living in poverty – the highest it’s been since 1993. Over 17 million women were living below the poverty line last year, 7.5 million of which were living in extreme poverty. With […]
By Kendra McCormick, National Council of Women’s Organizations The recession negatively impacts young people looking to enter the workforce for the first time, and as a recent college graduate, I can easily see how the recession is impacting my peers and me. I have experienced firsthand how difficult it is to find full-time, paid employment in […]
Following the resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former managing director of the International Monetary Fund with sexual assault charges pending, news has begun to focus on his successor. At this point, it appears that the most likely candidate is French Finance Minister Christine LaGuard. The news of the first female director of the IMF could not come […]
“There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” President Barack Obama began in a speech addressed to students at Northern Virginia Community College on Tuesday. In a town hall format in the school’s gymnasium, the President spoke about what’s been on everyone’s minds: the current state of the economy and the resulting budget cuts. Relating […]