Tag Archives: Work

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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Mitt Romney wants the economy to fail

TweetPresumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is a real debbie downer.  Romney’s entire economic message is centered around his career at Bain Capital (which has serious issues) and not so much his actual record as Governor of Massachusetts (because he has serious issues in his record).  Now it turns out that he wants the American economy to do [...]
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Quick Hit: Toxic workplaces in the reproductive health, rights, and justice fields

TweetSteph Herold has a brave and necessary piece at The Abortion Gang today about the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement’s dirty secret: we’re full of organizations that are toxic places to work. A co-worker once told me that in her 10+ years of working in the reproductive health field, her peers in other movements [...]
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