The pandemic reminded everyone that women will sacrifice their own professional future and emotional well-being to take care of their loved ones. Put aging in the mix, and it’s a double-whammy for women who want to earn.
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.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s HR 564, the Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act, would provide federal employees with 12 weeks of paid leave for family caregiving, medical issues and military deployments.
In the wake of what some are calling the busiest weekend for Fourth of July travel of all time, it’s time to take a closer look at the way the U.S. treats flight attendants—86 percent of whom are women.
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.
President Biden is doing what no other president has: recognizing what it takes for true equal participation in the workforce. He is investing in 3- and 4-year-old pre-K, making child care accessible and affordable, and ensuring we can take paid time off for family illness without losing our jobs. Now that’s a real jobs plan.
It’s time that Republicans in Congress get on board and join the 21st century. Women and families are counting on this help. Let’s get it done.
LGBTQ+ Equal Pay Awareness Day—which falls on Wednesday this year, but is typically held at varying days during Pride Month—recognizes the gaps in pay for the queer community, and specifically the lack of political appetite to quantify them the way the U.S. does for other disadvantaged groups.
After a year that has put parents—especially women—through unimaginable strain as they’ve struggled to keep a roof over their families’ heads and care for their children, governors in 24 states now want to rip out the rug from under them by ending state participation in federal pandemic unemployment programs.
Emergency unemployment aid is doing what it is meant to do: serving as a temporary lifeline while workers search for and return to work.
Front and Center aims to put front and center the voices of Black women who are affected most by the often-abstract policies currently debated at the national level. The series highlights the success of Springboard to Opportunities’ Magnolia Mother’s Trust program, which this year will give $1,000 per month for 12 months to 100 families headed by Black women living in federally subsidized housing.
“The governor just announced that Mississippi is going to cut us off from extra unemployment benefits so I’ll be losing that $300 a week. It will be tough. I’m a good saver, but it is not going to be easy.”
Locking people up doesn’t make your community safer. However, helping people when they come home from prison does. We have to call for policy changes that end senseless collateral consequences for those who are system-impacted.