Tag Archives: Economic Justice

House of Representatives hears bill that would codify the Hyde Amendment

Tweet Oh House of Representatives, when are you ever up to any good? This morning, there was a hearing for HR7, a bill that would prohibit federal insurance coverage of abortion. Now you may know, as it stands today, federal funds are already not allowed to be used to pay for abortion services. So what’s [...]
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Obama administration extends labor protections to home care workers

TweetSome good, if long overdue, news for the nation’s home care workers. Via The New York Times: The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it was extending minimum wage and overtime protections to the nation’s nearly two million home care workers. Advocates for low-wage workers have pushed for this change, asserting that home care workers, who care for [...]
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What if the price of your fair trade coffee accounted for the unpaid domestic labor of women?

Tweet That’s what some Nicaraguan fair trade co-operatives are now calculating. Upside Down World describes how this development began with a sesame oil contract with The Body Shop and has now caught on among green coffee co-ops in the country as well. There are three types of unpaid work mainly done by women: work which is [...]
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Pleasure Politics Part I: Employment, Economic Justice, and the Erotic

TweetBy Taja Lindley  Originally posted on the Strong Families blog Too often we are led to believe that work must be something separate from pleasure: that we are to do what we love on the side, in our spare time; that pleasure is an extra-curricular activity, a hobby, a side gig. As if only a [...]
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Women in the World: The economic argument for empowerment

TweetI spent Friday at the Women in the World Summit in New York, Tina Brown’s love letter to the women and girls (and the occasional man) advocating for equality and progress around the globe. The event, hosted by The Daily Beast/Newsweek, drew 2,500 people to the swanky David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Two first-name-necessary-only women [...]
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