Browsing All posts tagged under »equal rights«

The War on Equal Pay for Women

May 25, 2012


Business Week, May 25, 2012 by Elizabeth Dwoskin Legislation that would make it easier for people to compare salary data with their colleagues when they suspect their employers are stiffing them is headed for a fight in Congress. On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moved to force a June 5 vote on the […]

Economists: Increased Equality For Women And African-Americans Has Boosted U.S. Productivity

May 18, 2012


Think Progress, May 18, 2012 by Pat Garofalo Reuters’ Chrystia Freelend today rounded up the economic evidence that equal rights, including equal pay for women and laws against discrimination, help boost the overall economy. One study by four economists even found that expanding opportunities for women and African Americans over the last 50 years has […]

Social Media and Generational Shift In The War on Women

April 23, 2012


Forbes, April 23, 2012 by Liza Donnelly The battle for the female vote in the presidential campaign has suddenly become fierce. The latest? Mitt Romney hired Richard Grenell to be his national security and foreign policy advisor. So what, you ask? Should Mitt have hired a woman? That would have been nice, but no, that’s […]

A Woman’s Lifetime Earnings Lost To Pay Gap Could Feed A Family Of Four For 37 Years

April 17, 2012


Think Progress, April 17, 2012 by Pat Garofalo As of today — which is Equal Pay Day 2012 — women make 77 cents for every dollar that men earn. Over the course of a woman’s career, that disparity adds up to more than $430,000 in lost wages for an individual woman. As Center for American […]

Not a Joke: Personhood for Women

March 22, 2012


Reality Check, March 22, 2012 by Soraya Chemaly Melissa McEwan started a Personhood for Women petition suggesting that “a person identifying as a woman and/or having a uterus shall retain all of the full, basic, and fundamental rights of a US citizen as guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence” and urging Senators Patty Murray, Al Franken and Kristin Gillibrand to consider […]