Parenting and pre-K politics are getting more co-ed but the stark reality is that the people who are helping out in the homes, day care centers and early-education classrooms are almost entirely female. Their taken-for-granted status is getting glaring.
When I interviewed two Irish nuns in February it was a big story because it was the first time any nuns had commented on the abusive Magdalene Laundries run by four Catholic orders. Nothing since then makes a reconciliation with victims look likely soon.
A U.N. resolution passed over 10 years ago requires women’s involvement in conflict resolutions. But that has little bearing on the Israel-Palestine conflict, where women are far from the power roles on either side.
What could happen in 10 years if women who lead PACs and nonprofits on both sides of the political aisle pull together to boost the number of women in higher office? That’s the question of the well-financed Political Parity Project.
What’s it like to work in one of the most female-dominated occupations? Amy Lieberman kicks off our series with a day in the life of a home health care worker outside New York. Vicky Talag loves her work but doesn’t feel right asking about a raise.
The Middle East might be more restrictive for women in some ways, but two notable Muslim female comics–Eman El-Husseini and Maysoon Zayid–find it easier to work there than in the United States. One exception: Saudi Arabia.
Work-from-home women in India are often trapped in physically draining, sometimes hazardous, tasks that pay far less than the minimum daily wage. Labor activists are lobbying the government for change.
Women in both chambers of Congress issued political checklists and set their agendas during the Democratic convention. Equal pay is a top concern for female lawmakers but they also promoted party issues with an eye to the election.
On Wall Street, gender bias on the job is apparently not about the money. Despite Morgan Stanley’s huge sex discrimination settlement two years ago, only a micro-uptick in women’s advancement has been detected.