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Last Minute Conversations About Hillary — Reaching the Unconvinced

Last week, I spent a few days knocking on doors back in my hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin.  I was telling people about their early voting options and, where possible, engaging them in discussions about why I support Hillary Clinton for President (and Russ Feingold for WI Senate).  I was particularly surprised by the number of […]

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Female Federal Employees: Is The Government Treating Women Right?

Should the U.S. Government be the employer of choice for women looking to advance their careers? Are female federal employees better off than their corporate counterparts?  Today, the Washington Post released a study on compensation trends between men and women in various federal agencies, along with an opinion piece praising the opportunities for women in […]

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This Day In History: Iceland’s Women Stand Together

Today’s This Day In History celebrates Iceland’s women when, in 1975, ninety percent — 90% (!) of them — went on strike from LIFE — and struck a big win in the fight for equality.  They refused to engage in wife-ing and parenting and working and cleaning and cooking and caregiving.  They called it Women’s Day […]

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ICYMI: Shattering the Ceiling Oct 10-14

Two posts on famous dudes guilty of sexual assault (and probably more), plus the #NotOkay explosion and unfair pay for lawyers.

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Why Are Female Law Partners Making 44% Less Than Men?

Female partners make only 56 cents on the dollar. How do we fix that?

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ICYMI: Shattering the Ceiling Oct 3-7

One article on how to talk about wanting a promotion. One article on how a victim of sex discrimination might come to be a Trump supporter. And three articles about some of Trump’s most egregious discrimination lawsuits.

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“Caregiverism” Feminism: A Proposal for Converting Super Humans to Mere Mortals

As the product of a single-parent household, it is not as though I am unfamiliar with the concept of a woman who puts in long hours at work while serving as the primary breadwinner.  Nonetheless, I am in awe of working professional women who are mothers.  And when it comes to the subset of these […]

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Why 20-Somethings Should Care About Equal Pay (and your Equal Pay Day Playlist!)

If you’ve been on social media today, you probably know that it’s Equal Pay Day. Congratulations, ladies: we’re trending on Twitter (far ahead of #NationalGrilledCheeseDay). And now that we’re a solid four months into 2016, the average woman’s earnings have finally caught up to what the average man made…in 2015. If you’re anything like me, […]

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An Economic Case for Gender Parity

Violence against women costs the United States about $4.9 billion per year.  The indirect costs are, of course, exponentially higher. When appeals to fairness and humanity fall on deaf ears, an economic case can be persuasive. A new report released by the McKinsey Global Institute explains that reducing gender inequality in America would net trillions […]

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An Unfair Workplace Takes Its Toll in Surprising Ways

It has been known for some time that women suffer from higher rates of depression and anxiety than men. Recently, many news outlets reported on a study that shows that these higher rates are correlated with the pay gap. While women who had similar income to male counterparts had a similar risk of depression and […]

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