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You Can Get There From Here

December 15, 2010
My mother relocated with nearly every job she took. From Lansing to Glen Ellyn to Chicago, she went through all the effort and expense of moving house to make her commute less stressful. But trends are changing—particularly for young professionals. Companies that want to take advantage of top...
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The Real Meaning of A Christmas Carol

December 14, 2010
I've been thinking over at Raising Generation O lately about the Christmas Spirit. About giving , and teaching children about gratitude and charity, but also about fairness, justice, equity--and how these relate to the season's spirit. At the end of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Caro l (the real,...

"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...

The Prices We Pay: Impact on Our Wages and Health from Imports

December 7, 2010
If you live near one of the major U.S. ports, you and your family are probably paying the price for all the goods we import from overseas: filthy air and nearby pockets of poverty resulting from the exploitation of port drivers.

On the Move for Gender Equity

December 2, 2010
As a woman, a mother, a wife and an educator, gender equity is an issue that is very close to my heart and frankly, an idea whose time has come.
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It's About Time

November 23, 2010
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ Your (Wo)man in Washington Guest Post - by Mindy Fried I came across this essay by sociologist Mindy Fried about the lack of paid family leave in the US versus how common it is around the...
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The Great Labor Sale: Moms, 25% Off!

November 19, 2010
As you may have heard, women still make only 77 cents on every dollar a man earns, and in recent years, progress on closing the pay gap has nearly ground to a halt. On Wednesday, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which was supposed to right this wrong, was defeated on the Senate floor . I’ll try not to...
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Tea Party No Party for Women

November 2, 2010
With the election nearly upon us, it's almost impossible to pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV without hearing about the Tea Party. What began as a collection of protests in early 2009 has exploded into a runaway political movement, with all American eyes fixed on the Party's candidates in...

What I Learned At the Mothers Conference

October 31, 2010
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ I was at Rutgers University on October 19th for the "What Mothers Want" conference and it was a mamapalooza of the first order. It'd be hard to say who was the more interesting - the experts...
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Majority of Voters Support Workplace Flexibility, Job Quality and Family Support Policies

October 29, 2010
by Robert Drago and Jeffrey Hayes New data collected for the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) by Precision Opinion finds widespread support across party lines, gender, race and ethnicity for policies that will assist working families and protect workers’ rights, especially for low...
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