Category » Feminism
We all remember Peggy Young's case against UPS when they put on her unpaid leave due to her pregnancy. The Supreme Court finally made their ruling this week, and it's good news for working ladies having babies. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids employers from discriminating against any employee with respect to their sex; the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1987 added a clause that specifies discrimination against pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related ... Read More
  Being a parent is hard (that goes without saying), but Sweden is dream for stressed out people looking to raise a family–no other country has such a generous outlook on family life. Sweden allows parental leave up to 480 days until the child reaches the age of nine. During that time compensation is given at 80% of the employees normal salary with the inclusion of a bonus because—here's the kicker—sixty of the allowed days must be taken by ... Read More
Women may have a long history in the nursing profession, but that doesn’t mean that female nurses have a leg up on the guys when it comes to overall salary. According to recent reporting by NPR, it turns out that male nurses make anywhere from $3,900 to $7,700 more than their female counterparts. Cue disgust and lady rage. Admittedly, the wage gap is a dynamic and complex issue that’s about way more than an apples-to-apples assessment of who makes more ... Read More
We’ve all heard it before, either from friends or A-list celebrities... You know, that disheartening and annoying retort to the question of whether or not a woman aligns with feminism: “I’m not a feminist—I love men!” Ah, the classic mix-up between feminism and men-castrating lesbians. Too bad the dictionary definition (a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes) is so vague! There are many ... Read More
We've been holding our breaths (for like, YEARS) waiting for Hillary to finally announce her candidacy. But since she’s been keeping us all in the dark, we've had to come up with ways to stay occupied. This about covers what we've been doing to pass the time: 1. Rage rolling our eyes at Ted Cruz’s presidential bid because we know it would be detrimental to all women if he were to become president.  2. Finally getting around to reading Hard ... Read More
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