Tag Archives: working women

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: The first female firefighter featured in FDNY calendar

TweetThe annual FDNY Calendar of Heroes, featuring 13 of New York’s firefighters, includes a woman for the first time. Danae Mines, who is one of 41 female firefighters in the New York department, graces the month of March–fittingly, Women’s History Month. She wanted to be in the calendar for awhile but “was told that it was [...]
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Chart of the Day: Women need a perfect GPA to earn as much as men with a 2.0

TweetWe already know that women need a PhD to earn as much as men with a BA, and now a new report on the relationship between high school grade point average (GPA) and income shows that women need a 4.0 GPA to earn as much as men with a 2.0. Via ThinkProgress: Tweet
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Chart of the Day: Blame US policies, not single mothers, for child poverty

TweetSingle mothers in the US are disproportionately likely to be poor — a fact that some like to point to explain why we have such god awful rates of child poverty. The US ranks 34 out of 35 developed countries in terms of number of children living in poverty, which should be a national scandal but isn’t. Conservatives [...]
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1.2 million workers in New York City have paid sick leave for the first time

TweetThis month New York City’s new paid sick leave law went into effect — and employers and employees alike are feeling pretty good about it. The law went into effect on April 1. And despite the naysayers and the critics, the skies didn’t fall. Instead, without hoopla or hullabaloo, the city quietly became the largest in the [...]
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New play explores the experiences of black women in construction work

TweetPortland 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 [...]
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