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Making Women’s History Now — Gendered Management Challenges and Fair and Equitable Workplaces

In honor of Women’s History Month, Shattering the Ceiling is going to be profiling a series of women who we believe are making women’s history now.  These are the women who we want our daughters, sisters, nieces (and selves) knowing about and being inspired by.  And we imagine that when future generations are celebrating Women’s History, […]

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How Fox Lost Megyn Kelly: Gendered Hostility and Retaliation

Yesterday, news broke that reporter and anchor Megyn Kelly was leaving Fox News to move to NBC. Now, Fox is left without a big-name, female, prime-time anchor, and without anyone who has any history of being willing to stand up to Trump.  This is politically notable for obvious reasons, but it also has implications for […]

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Math Isn’t Pure: Algorithms Discriminate Against Women And POC

Algorithms — mathematical programs that create sets of rules to process and sort large amounts of information — are being used to scan applications for housing, employment, insurance and credit.  But those algorithms discriminate, or at least they can.* Cathy O’Neil — whose blog name mathbabe inspires instant fangirl love — recently published her book Weapons […]

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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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Lady Lawyer Lessons*: Doesn’t Everyone Assume I Want to be Promoted?

Women have to be more vocal about wanting promotions. It isn’t fair (or legal), but for now it’s also true.

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Changes on the Horizon

For you loyal readers out there, you may have noticed that things got quieter and quieter over the past year, only to get very quiet this summer.   Simply put, things are changing at your favorite feminist blog. The blog used to be written by a whole bunch of lawyers and other committed folks at the […]

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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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Second Child! Happy Now?

On October 29, 2015, through an announcement by its news agency Xinhua, China officially ended its decades-old one-child policy, allowing all married couples to have two children. Though the decision was widely praised by the international media as a significant step of humanity that China has undertaken, not the entire general public in China is […]

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Campaign Confidential:  What It’s Like To Be a Woman on the Top Political Campaigns

It should come as no surprise that campaigns fall victim to many problems facing traditional employers, like lack of representation of women, pay disparities, and sexual harassment.  After all, campaigns are just another workplace.  A Jezebel study last week revealed serious issues with both pay and representation for women on the major presidential campaigns, and […]

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