Tag Archives: working women

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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“The cockpit is no place for a woman”: Female pilot gets sexist note from passenger

TweetAfter subjecting oneself to the modern miracle of air travel, most passengers give thanks to their god and/or the pilot who safely got them to their destination. But not David in seat 12E, who flew on a WestJet flight from Calgary to Victoria this weekend. He passive aggressively left this note on his seat for Capt. Carey [...]
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Why are poor, white women dying younger than they used to?

TweetWhite women who don’t graduate from high school have seen their life expectancy decline by five years over the past 18 years. As Monica Potts explores in a fascinating long-read at The American Prospect, that’s a big effing deal. There are lots of racial, educational, and economic disparities when it comes life expectancy in this country (this biggest gap [...]
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Quick Hit: Man named Kim can’t get a job until he adds “Mr.” to his resume

TweetKim O’ Gandy is an Australian management consultant. In the ’90s he was looking for a new job. When he started submitting applications, he felt pretty confident, as he was–by his own description–”an experienced guy in an experienced guy’s world.” But for the first few months, things were not going too well. He writes: Somewhere [...]
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Chart of the Day: Mothers are the sole or primary breadwinner in 40 percent of US households

Tweet According to a new Pew Research Center report, a record 40 percent of households now have a mother who is the sole or primary source of income for their families. This figure includes two very different groups of women: 63 percent are single mothers and 37 percent are women who are married and have a higher [...]
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