Tag Archives: Work

The Feministing Five: Saru Jayaraman

Tweet Back in college, one of my favorite American literature professors remarked, “If you want to sense of a culture’s inner-workings, take a look at what’s happening around the kitchen table.” At the time he was referring to the plethora of metaphors of America as “melting pot” vs. “salad,” but I was reminded of his observation [...]
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Court rules unpaid intern can’t sue for sexual harassment

TweetYou can’t be serious!  A woman who was allegedly sexually harassed while working an unpaid internship cannot sue her harasser because she was unpaid. Via ThinkProgress: When unpaid interns encounter sexual harassment at work, federal law tells them tough luck. Some states and cities have expanded discrimination and harassment definitions to interns, but that does [...]
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Dear ‘Gentleman Scholar’: Shaking hands with a woman is easy

TweetYou see a business associate at a conference. You meet a new co-worker at the plant. Your boss wants to meet with you for a second. But there’s a complication! The person in question is a woman. Tricky stuff. What do you do? Hold out your hand. Shake it two to three times firmly whilst [...]
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Are all job programs created equal?

TweetThe Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a sexual descrimination suit against Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) of Asheville, North Carolina.  The SPLC  alleges that women veterans were given unequal access to job training classes, as well as, resident support in comparison to men. The SPLC filed the complaint on behalf of Bagby, an Army [...]
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Anne-Marie Slaughter websplosion: Response roundup on “Having It All” (and tweet chat!)

TweetWe can guess that all of you have read this. You can probably guess that all of us here at Feministing have a ton to say about the piece. This is why we’ll be weighing into Women’s Media Center #sheparty Tweet chat today at 3pm ET on the article and subsequent poopstorm that’s come out [...]
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