A Name for Men Who Buy Girls for Sex: The Results Are In!

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We asked What Should We Call Men Who Buy Young Girls for Sex? and you answered. Pedo-pimp, you suggested. Sleaze-bag. Childhood-stealer. Words are powerful. Many of you noted that naming these men is important, yet challenging. How can we get across that these deeds are despicable? How can we find a coinage that’s memorable, shaming […]

Single Moms Fall Into the Gender Pay Gap

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Recent reports by the Center for American Progress (CAP) and The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) have exposed the truth about unmarried women’s economic security, and it’s appalling. Today’s gender wage gap has been reported to be as small as 19 percent, but for unmarried women the gap has proven to be much, much […]

How We’re Doing: $1.8 Million for Non-Traditional Job Support

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Always wanted to be a carpenter, a firefighter, or a dentist? If you’re a woman, now’s your chance. Last month, six community-based organizations were awarded $1.8 million in grants by the U.S. Department of Labor to support women pursuing non-traditional occupations (NTOs)–those in which less than 25 percent of the employees are women. The grants […]

How We’re Doing: the Real Numbers on Immigrants and Crime

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You’ve probably heard the right-wing canard that illegal immigrants cause higher crime rates. And if you’re like the majority of the public, you believe it, as the pie chart (based on a 2000 General Social Survey) shows. So hurray for┬áTim Wadsworth of the University of Colorado at Boulder for publishing new research that debunks this […]