Tag Archives: Class

New report shows how the “pregnancy penalty” drives economic inequality

TweetA Better Balance, a legal advocacy organization in New York City, has a new report explaining how the “bias and inflexibility towards women in the workplace that starts when they become pregnant and snowballs into lasting economic disadvantages” is driving gender inequality and overall economic inequality in the city: Despite advances in gender equality over the [...]
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Mary Poppins quits

TweetThe pay was just supercalifragilisticexpiali-bullshit… Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell from Funny Or Die Tweet
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New Blog Alert: Where feminists talk economics

TweetWe’re thrilled to see that The Nation is launching a new roundtable blog called The Curve, “where feminists will hash out economic issues and intervene in feminist debates from an economic perspective.” The editors explain that they’ve been frustrated by two phenomena: One is the way in which women’s voices are so frequently sidelined in economic debates. [...]
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Chart of the Day: Life expectancy for poor US women is declining

Tweet According to a new analysis from the Brookings Institute, the life expectancy gap between the rich and the poor in the US is growing, especially among women. Comparing life expectancy at age 55 between folks born in 1920 vs. 1940 found that men, overall, have gained an additional five years — with the richest men gaining [...]
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Correction: Sex tapes don’t “work” for working and middle class women

Tweet The release of a sex tape featuring Love and Hip Hop Atlanta cast members Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith earlier this week has had the internet (mainly Black Twitter) abuzz. Per usual, everyone has an opinion on what appears to be a cliché publicity stunt. One take from the blogosphere caught my eye though. In a post on [...]
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