There are many talented women in academic medicine; given the chance, they could produce more medical miracles. However, because of sexism, many of those women are leaving the profession.
This week in Keeping Score: activists and DOJ defend trans rights; Senate recognizes Juneteenth as federal holiday; New York will offer gender-neutral IDs; Biden judicial nominees include a record number of women; and more.
Tuesday, May 5, marks #MomsEqualPay Day—the day in 2021 when the average mom working full-time year-round finally catches up to what the average dad earned in 2020. In other words, it takes moms four extra months on average to earn what dads earn.
While equal pay advocates have introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act many times over the past few decades, Congress has failed to pass the Act. But with new hope on the horizon due to the Biden administration’s White House Gender Policy Council’s commitment to supporting pay equity, the Paycheck Fairness Act may have a chance.
Incomplete data on Asian and Pacific Islander women has failed to capture the nuance of the economic disparities within that community. The Biden administration may change that.
Every week, Carrie Baker breaks down President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’s promise to “build back better” on women’s rights to health care, economic security and physical safety.
This week: the Biden-Harris plan for family life and economic security.
In the last few months, a shocking number of women have been forced out of the work force. Data shows that even when women keep their jobs, they face different obstacles than their male colleagues.
The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18 has reignited a conversation about women’s rights—including financial ones, which modern Western women hardly question.
Now, with potential rollbacks looming, experts recall the decades of work to secure landmark women’s rights.
No modern rights should be taken for granted, says Katherine J. Brewster, president of BC Voices and executive producer of the new series “Stand Up, Speak OUT.”
The World Economic Forum estimates that it will take over 200 years to close the gender pay gap. No one should have the patience to wait that long. How can we accelerate change?