Mother’s Day 2012 at WeNews: Risks and Riches

I became a mother at age 18. Back when birth control was inaccessible and abortion was illegal. I raised a family and watched from the sidelines as many brave women protested, litigated and legislated the changes many women, but far from all, in the United States now enjoy. I was grateful that the advocacy of the many changed the opportunities for the young women coming up behind me.

Jobless Benefits Will Now Reach More Women

Women currently collect far less unemployment insurance than men. But that’s changing fast as states adopt new federal eligibility criteria tailored to low-income and part-time workers amid the worst national job market in 25 years.