Tag Archives: Poverty

Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet More reasons to love Beyonce. On January 1st, gay youth will now be allowed to be boy scouts, but can we really call it progress? #RealTalk on sex work: “Sex-positive feminists might party all night with the ‘sluts,’ but some folks couldn’t abide the ‘whores’ from the other side of privilege town.” On race, skin color, self-acceptance, [...]
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Michigan laws will block unemployment benefits for failed drug test

TweetOver at theGrio.com, I reported today that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has just signed into law a new package of laws that allow business to report failed drug tests that job seekers submit as part of the interview process. Job seekers who fail or refuse mandatory drug tests will have their unemployment benefits blocked.  Tweet
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Chart of the Day: 60 percent of single women can’t afford basic needs

TweetThe Census Bureau released new data on poverty in the US yesterday, and the National Women’s Law Center has been crunching the numbers to see how things are looking for women. It’s not great: Since 2011, the poverty rate among women has been at its highest point in two decades, and that didn’t change last year. Over 14 percent [...]
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Infographic: 60 percent of women’s job gains in the recovery are in low-wage jobs

Tweet Today is the four-year anniversary of the last time the minimum wage was increased. I’ve written before about why everyone but especially women–who make up two-thirds of minimum wage workers–need a raise. Today, the National Women’s Law Center is out with a new analysis showing that 60 percent of the jobs women have gained in the [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet The best Royal Baby newspaper front page. Katie on why the Royal Baby should have been a girl. What you need to know about military sexual trauma. SURJ has released a Justice for Trayvon Martin activist toolkit for white people. Dreamers take a huge risk to return home. “Why I support the #BringThemHome campaign.” [...]
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