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Tax Day Question: Can I Make Enough to Pay for Childcare?

April 18, 2011
When our daughter was born, my husband had just started his second year at a law firm and I had just been laid off from a part-time job. We sat down together to decide whether I should look for a new job or not. The question we asked ourselves was, “Could I make enough to pay for childcare?” If not...
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A Woman's Work on Pay Equity is Never Done

April 12, 2011
Photo by Ian Bratton at Freefoto.com A divorced janitor, a 27-year employee and the mother of a seventeen-year old son with the mental capacity of an 18-month old, fails to report for mandatory overtime one Saturday when her son’s caregiver could not work because of a sick child. She calls twice...
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It's more than just the horribly sexist comments

April 11, 2011
“Women will never make as much money as men…God made Adam first, and so women would always be second to men.” "If you would wear lower cut shirts...., you would probably get more pay.” [1] These are just two of many, many horribly sexist comments that Wal-Mart managers said to female employees...
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The Impact of Rep. Ryan’s Proposed Budget on Women and Families

April 8, 2011
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget slashes programs that benefit women and families and neglects important investments in future generations. by Caroline Dobuzinskis It’s in the Numbers There has been an onslaught of criticism in the media about how Representative Paul Ryan’s budget...
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Dukes v. Wal-Mart and the Importance of Class Action Lawsuits in Addressing Systemic Sex Discrimination in the Workplace

March 29, 2011
Written with Ariane Hegewisch , Study Director at the Institute for Women's Policy Research. The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday to decide whether the lower courts rightly certified the women at Wal-Mart as a class. Wal-Mart’s own salary data shows that on average women earn $1,100 per...
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"It's Her Choice" - Really?

December 10, 2010
I was struck recently by the persistence of an old argument used to kill the Fair Pay Act - and every other measure that would make life easier for mothers. You know it by heart: many women “choose” to earn less than men, and if they choose to earn less, then what’s the big deal about a little wage...

Stephen King, can you write about losing unemployment insurance?

November 16, 2010
This Halloween, we asked MomsRising members to share their stories of the scary job market and the response was, indeed, frightening. We received over a hundred stories from all across the country sharing the trauma of not being able to find work during a time in which there's only one job opening...
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Question of the Week: Will I have to pay taxes on my family's health insurance?

November 4, 2010
Health Reform Question of the Week: I have heard that beginning in January 2011, I will have to pay taxes on my family’s health insurance, which I now obtain tax-free through my employer. My family and I are proud to pay our fair share of taxes, but our budget is already tight and we have little...

Paycheck discrimination is making headlines! Let’s use this momentum to help get the Paycheck Fairness Act passed!

August 24, 2010
ABC's show Good Morning America just ran a segment on wage and hiring discrimination against mothers this weekend! [1] And, I was honored to be invited on the show to share what moms in America face every day. But it's not just Good Morning America that's covered fair pay issues recently. The New...
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Good-bye to World Cup, But Not the Teachable Moments - Global Girl Media

July 13, 2010
The euphoria of the final World Cup match is over and so many people around the world don't know what to do with themselves. Summer 2010 has been marked by one nation after another facing off in the stunning World Cup, with the entire world (especially the Americans, more than ever before in the...
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