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Chart of the Day: The best and worst states for women’s employment

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) recently released an updated national report for its Status of Women research, including fact sheets on the status of women in each of the 50 states and District of Columbia.

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) recently released an updated national report for its Status of Women research, including fact sheets on the status of women in each of the 50 states and District of Columbia.

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“And here’s your entertainment!” A story about workplace accountability

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Full disclosure, this is a story about one of my most memorable period cycles ever. It’s a story about a rough work week. But more than that, it’s a story about women’s experiences in the workplace.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Full disclosure, this is a story about one of my most memorable period cycles ever. It’s a story about a rough work week. But more than that, ...

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

A 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 past 40 years, women continue to jeopardize their livelihoods simply by having children. The pregnancy penalty helps to explain why mothers as a whole continue to earn five to six percent less than non-mothers, and why historically disadvantaged women, single mothers and black women, have seen their wage penalties rise sharply since 1977. In New York City, single, childless women under age ...

A 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 ...

Chart of the Day: Sexual harassment and assault at scientific field sites

Though this survey of more than 600 anthropologists, archaeologists, biologists, zoologists, and other scientists wasn’t nationally representative, it suggests that sexual harassment and assault could be one of the reasons contributing to the dearth of women pursing careers in the sciences. 

Though this survey of more than 600 anthropologists, archaeologists, biologists, zoologists, and other scientists wasn’t nationally representative, it suggests that sexual harassment and assault could be one of the reasons contributing to the dearth of women pursing ...

New play explores the experiences of black women in construction work

Portland State University Assistant professor Roberta Hunte’s dissertation is the basis for My Walk Has Never Been Average, a play that reveals the stories of black women in construction. Hunte’s unique research includes the profiles of 15 black, female construction workers. One of them is Donna Hammonds, who shared her challenges working in the male-dominated field:

“She recounts one incident where she believed she was welding at 20 amps, but someone snuck around and amped her tool up to 150. ‘Sparks were flying. Fire everywhere. I thought my hair was on fire,’ says Hammond, who also recalls an electrician who avoided the appearance of working with her by making her “walk 10, maybe five paces behind him.” Men were not ...

Portland State University Assistant professor Roberta Hunte’s dissertation is the basis for My Walk Has Never Been Average, a play that reveals the stories of black women in construction. Hunte’s unique research includes the profiles ...

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