Posts Tagged Work

Anne-Marie Slaughter websplosion: Response roundup on “Having It All” (and tweet chat!)

We 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 of it. So check it (and us!) out! In the meantime, we thought we’d give a roundup of some interesting responses we’ve seen on the piece.

We 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 ...

Mitt Romney wants the economy to fail

Presumptive 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 worse, or at least seem to be doing worse, so that he can continue to attack President Obama for failing to fix it fast enough.

Bloomberg News is reporting that Florida Governor Rick Scott had a talking to by the Romney campaign criticizing his recent ads and positive talk about Florida’s improving jobs numbers.  The Romney camp doesn’t want Governor Scott to highlight ...

Presumptive 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 ...

Quick Hit: Toxic workplaces in the reproductive health, rights, and justice fields

Steph 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 validated time and again that our movement is the most fucked up. Not fucked up because we don’t have our hearts in the right place (we do) or because we don’t have science on our side (we do), but because of the way we treat each other, and the way our intra-movement politics operate.

In an effort to be less vague, let me make it painfully ...

Steph 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 ...

It’s Equal Pay Day: A Round-Up of Reads

It’s Equal Pay Day, y’all! We’ve got a round-up of  reads and other tidbits to check out:

David Futrelle has a pretty comprehensive rebuttal to any of those wage gap “mythers” you may come across today.

Transgriot reminds us that the wage gap for women of color and trans women makes 77 cents look like a treat.

Good to see the President’s proclamation acknowledge some of this as well.

In the meantime, Romney still can’t say whether he would have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) released data today showing how wage gaps vary in different states.

Add any other goodies you’ve found in comments!

It’s Equal Pay Day, y’all! We’ve got a round-up of  reads and other tidbits to check out:

David Futrelle has a pretty comprehensive rebuttal to any of those wage gap “mythers” you may come across today.

Transgriot ...

Rep. Steve King proves how much he sucks….again

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) really sucks.  Apparently, when he’s not ranting about Muslims, he’s suggesting a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” approach for the workplace.  Because you know that worked out great for the military (eyeroll).

Currently, there is no federal protection for LGBT employees to prevent being terminated from their job because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.  Rep. King was asked recently if business should be able to discriminate on who they hire or fire.  According to Rep. King, the employee should simply “hide” it from the employer if that risk is there,

“You have private sector businesses here and they need to have freedom to operate [and unless] someone makes their sexuality public, it’s not ...

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) really sucks.  Apparently, when he’s not ranting about Muslims, he’s suggesting a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” approach for the workplace.  Because you know that worked out great for the ...

Class-action discrimination lawsuits after Wal-Mart

By Amanda Dysart & Ariela Migdal, ACLU Women’s Rights Project

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit hears oral argument in Davis v. Cintas, one of the first nationwide class action discrimination cases to be argued since the Supreme Court issued its decision in Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes last June. The court will decide whether women around the country who applied to be sales representatives at Cintas — a company that rents uniforms and supplies to businesses — can bring a class action to challenge what they claim are Cintas’s discriminatory hiring practices.

The women point to the fact that more than ...

By Amanda Dysart & Ariela Migdal, ACLU Women’s Rights Project

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit hears oral argument in Davis v. Cintas, one of the ...

Quick hit: New Catalyst study finds that women do ask

But they don’t get. At least, not at the same rates as men do.

Two researchers from Catalyst, a research and consulting organization that aims to make workplaces more diverse and equitable, are writing a series for the Washington Post about gender inequity in the workplace. Their first article features research from a new Catalyst report on how an employee’s gender affects their salary growth and promotion:

Our findings run counter to media coverage of the so-called phenomenon that “women don’t ask.” Instead the problem may be, as some other research has shown, that people routinely take a tougher stance against women in negotiations than they take against men—for example quoting higher starting prices when trying to sell women cars ...

But they don’t get. At least, not at the same rates as men do.

Two researchers from Catalyst, a research and consulting organization that aims to make workplaces more diverse and equitable, are writing a series for ...

It’s better (and worse) than we thought: UN releases 2011 Human Development Report

Given that it’s a new year, it’s the perfect time to highlight the previous year’s human development news. Human development is about expanding people’s choices and building sustainable societies on shared natural resources.

Recently released, the 2011 Human Development Report from the United Nations Development Fund focuses on linking the challenge of sustainable development to the challenge of achieving equitable progress. In June 2012, world leaders will gather in Rio de Janeiro to seek a new consensus on global actions to safeguard the future of the planet and the right of future generations everywhere to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

First, some sobering bits of information from the report. Many rural poor people depend overwhelmingly on natural resources for their income. ...

Given that it’s a new year, it’s the perfect time to highlight the previous year’s human development news. Human development is about expanding people’s choices and building sustainable societies on shared natural resources.

Recently released, the 2011 ...

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