Tag Archives: maternity leave

Chart of the Day: The many ways the US fails working families

TweetToday the White House is convening a Summit on Working Families, so it’s a good time for your regular reminder that the US’s policies for working families are the absolute worst. Seriously, whatever policy recommendations the President makes today, they will be an improvement. The US is just one of three countries with no guaranteed [...]
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Sheryl Sandberg: Let’s talk about getting pregnant

TweetI’ve been a (semi-conflicted) fangirl of Sheryl Sandberg’s ever since seeing her TED talk in late 2010. Then there was that glowing New Yorker profile in the summer of 2011. Her perspective as a feminist is definitely very white-educated-privileged-wealthy, which is hard to swallow when you hear her say that women are more to blame for [...]
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Map: Does your state actually care about working parents?

TweetThe National Partnership for Women and Families is out with a new report called “Expecting Better” that grades state laws that help new parents–such as paid parental leave, paid sick days, protections against pregnancy discrimination, and laws to accommodate breastfeeding mothers. A whopping 18 states were given Fs for “failing to provide a single benefit [...]
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Australian Company Offering Double Pay to Women Who Return to Work

TweetMuch ink has been spilled on this site over the past few months on equal pay, and with good reason. It’s one of the most obvious and tangible manifestations of sexism in society today. We’ve published a guest post on why we can’t wait for fair pay, and a roundup of good reads for Equal [...]
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Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Rails Gallagher On Paid Maternity Leave

TweetI can’t believe I’m going to say this, but for the first time, I have respect for something a Fox News correspondent said. Megyn Kelly just returned from maternity leave to find that radio host Mike Gallagher had been talking smack about the fact that she had three months off from work — saying that [...]
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