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Realistic & Fair Wages

77 Cents Makes a Grown Woman Holler!

June 10, 2013
Too many managers today still bring a 1950s mindset to the 21st century workplace. In the 50s and early 60s, shows like Leave it to Beaver taught Americans that “a woman’s place is in the home and I guess as long she’s in the home she might as well be in the kitchen.” Seriously, that comes straight...
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We love our members! MomsRising member Clara Paynter Speaks Out for Fair Pay on Capitol Hill

June 6, 2013
These remarks were delivered by MomsRising member Clara Paynter at this morning's press conference for fair pay on Capitol Hill. Clara shared the stage with Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, Congresswoman Rosa Delauro, and Congressman Joaquin Castro. We are so proud of you, Clara!...
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Hey @FoxNews!

June 4, 2013
They took it too far this time. Did you hear what the all male panel (yes, a n ALL male panel! ) on Fox News said about working moms?! " Society dissolv[ing] around us ," said Lou Dobbs . A sign of " something going terribly wrong in American society, " said Juan Williams . Erick Erickson chimed in...
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What to Give a Working Mother for Mother’s Day

May 12, 2013
After a long week at work, and the weekend filled with two soccer games, a dance recital and a birthday party, I’ll drive 75 minutes to visit my mother this Mother’s Day. There’s no time for breakfast in bed, a manicure/pedicure with friends or dinner and a movie. That’s okay; that’s not what this...
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A Head on Desk Moment: A MomsRising Blog Carnival on Equal Pay

April 9, 2013
I’m having a head/desk day. You know the kind; where you just want to bang your head on your desk because you’re so frustrated. Why? Because today is Equal Pay Day – the day that marks how far into 2013 women have to work to earn what men earned for the same work in 2012. And at the rate we're...
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I'm demanding Just Hours at Juicy!

March 26, 2013
My name is Duane Davis, and I’m a proud father of my beautiful five-year-old daughter. I worked at Juicy Couture’s flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York City for almost four years in the stock department, filling Juicy’s shelves with $200 track suits. When I started, I got 40 hours a week and...
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The Never-Ending Student Loan for Mothers

November 28, 2012
As we find ourselves in the frenzy of holiday spending and gift giving, you may be surprised to know that the amount of student loan debt across the country actually exceeds the amount of credit card debt. It used to be that borrowing to buy a house or earn a college degree was called “good debt.”...
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Starting Behind, Never Catching Up

November 20, 2012
Crack researchers at the American Association of University Women ( AAUW ) have long been seeking the reasons behind the the difference in men’s and women’s earnings. New findings with far reaching implications were revealed as they unveiled their report, “ Graduating to a Pay Gap ”, via a briefing...
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The Elephant in the Living Room

October 29, 2012
There's an elephant in the living room, and she's getting impatient. While many politicians stand ready to support the stabilizing impact and economic importance of gender equality overseas; too often those same politicians turn their backs on gender equality policies here at home. In the last...
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October 26, 2012
By the time you read this, we will have survived the third and final debate and we’ll be in the final countdown to Election Day. But I can’t help it, people: I’m still shaking my head over Mitt Romney and his binders full of women. Of course I am thankful, along with so many voters, for the comedy...
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