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Sex as Work and Sex Work

May 21, 2012

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By Laura Agustín On May 16, 2012 An army colonel is about to start the morning briefing to his staff. While waiting for the coffee to be prepared, the colonel says he didn’t sleep much the night before because his wife had been a bit frisky. He asks everyone: How much of sex is ‘work’ […]

Human Rights Watch Report Finds Immigrant Women Suffer Sexual Abuse To Avoid Job Losses, Deportation

May 20, 2012

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By Ashley Portero: Subscribe to Ashley’s RSS feed May 18, 2012 4:54 PM EDT While the U.S. House of Representatives advanced a version of the Violence Against Women Act that would limit protections for immigrant women this week, Human Rights Watch released a new report that documents an epidemic of sexual harassment and sexual violence […]

Motherhood is THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB IN THE WORLD (unless you are poor)

April 15, 2012

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Reblogged from Feministe By Jill on 4.15.2012 A brief addition to yesterday’s post, where I speculated that for all their blustering about how Ann Romney made a choice to stay home and raise her five boys and that’s a wonderful choice because motherhood is THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB IN THE WORLD and Democrats hate stay-at-home […]

Gloria Steinem “Feminist approaches to combating sex trafficking and prostitution”- Responses

April 13, 2012

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Reblogged from kracktivistUp against the epidemic of trafficking-Neha Alawadhi, April3, 2012 “Prostitution is not inevitable, it is only about unequal distribution of power,” said author/activist Gloria Steinem talking about “Feminist approaches to combating sex trafficking and prostitution” here on Monday. Speaking at a Press conference and later at an interaction with students of Jawaharlal Nehru […]

Unions take aim at discrimination against Latinas

April 4, 2012

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by: Mark Gruenberg April 2 2012 Photo: At National Day of Action Against Wage Theft rally, San Francisco, Calif., Nov. 18, 2010. Marilyn Bechtel/PW WASHINGTON – With Latinas being among the most-discriminated-against groups in U.S. society, the union movement’s major constituency group for Hispanic-named workers, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement has issued a […]

Indian girl trapped in life of cigarette rolling

March 22, 2012

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Reblogged from kracktivist By RAVI NESSMANAssociated Press A pack of Bidi cigarettes (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DHULIYAN, India — Sagira Ansari sits on a dusty sack outside her uneven brick home in this poor town in eastern India, her legs folded beneath her. She cracks her knuckles, then rubs charcoal ash between her palms. With the […]

Gender Equity Index 2012: The gap has not reached an “acceptable” level in any country

March 10, 2012

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Published on Thu, 2012-03-08 ■ Mongolia narrowed the gap putting legislation into force■ Brazil reached a low score in political empowerment, although the president is a woman■ Social Watch Italy: “The economic crisis could represent an opportunity to change” The achievements made by women all over the world towards equity in education are still very […]

The Spectacular Triumph of Working Women Around the World

March 8, 2012

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Mar 7 2012 An appreciation of how far women have come in the world economy — and how far they still have to go, even in the U.S. Reuters Growth is complicated. But there are a few easy rules. One such decree is that you cannot expect to have a fully functioning economy if you […]

Revealed: The best and worst places to be a woman

March 4, 2012

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An Independent on Sunday investigation to mark International Women’s Day unearths some surprising results… Sarah Morrison Sunday 04 March 2012 When more than half of the world’s population wakes up on Thursday – the 101st International Women’s Day – it will be hard to know whether to celebrate or give in to despair. A British […]

Girls Gone Hyper

February 15, 2012

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FEBRUARY 14, 2012By JAMES TARANTO A feminist and a social conservative try to play Cupid. “For the first time in history, women are better educated, more ambitious and arguably more successful than men,” Bill Bennett declared in a recent CNN.com column. But the good news about women is accompanied by bad news about men, which […]

Women at work: edging towards equality

February 10, 2012

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These are some real reasons to be cheerful. But the glass is still only just half full Editorial guardian.co.uk, Thursday 9 February 2012 There are moments, as Jim Callaghan so famously observed before Labour was evicted from power in 1979, when the times change. In one important way, it is beginning to feel that Britain […]

Why the gender pay gap matters / The reality of the gender wage gap (2 articles)

February 6, 2012

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Ray Filar, 6 February 2012 With so many families in Britain struggling in the face of the Coalition’s austerity measures, wage inequalities between men and women seem low down on almost everyone’s agenda. But as increasing numbers of households become depend on women’s wages, equal pay for equal work is a more pertinent demand than […]

Working Moms: Looking for More Than a Paycheck

February 5, 2012

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ScienceDaily (Jan. 24, 2012) — Working mothers may be busy, but they like it that way. A recent study of employed moms finds that most would work even if they didn’t have to, but they’re also looking for new ways to negotiate the demands of mothering and the pressures to be an “ideal” employee. Unlike […]

Working Moms: Looking for More Than a Paycheck

February 5, 2012

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ScienceDaily (Jan. 24, 2012) — Working mothers may be busy, but they like it that way. A recent study of employed moms finds that most would work even if they didn’t have to, but they’re also looking for new ways to negotiate the demands of mothering and the pressures to be an “ideal” employee. Unlike […]

Pregnant, and Pushed Out of a Job

January 31, 2012

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By DINA BAKSTPublished: January 30, 2012 FEW people realize that getting pregnant can mean losing your job. Imagine a woman who, seven months into her pregnancy, is fired from her position as a cashier because she needed a few extra bathroom breaks. Or imagine another pregnant employee who was fired from her retail job after […]

Pregnant, and Pushed Out of a Job

January 31, 2012

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By DINA BAKSTPublished: January 30, 2012 FEW people realize that getting pregnant can mean losing your job. Imagine a woman who, seven months into her pregnancy, is fired from her position as a cashier because she needed a few extra bathroom breaks. Or imagine another pregnant employee who was fired from her retail job after […]

Women complain of male dominance in job market

January 9, 2012

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By DIANA AL-JASSEM | ARAB NEWS Published: Jan 9, 2012 00:55 Updated: Jan 9, 2012 00:55 A female journalist at a press conference. (AN photo) JEDDAH: Many Saudi women claim getting and maintaining a high quality profession has proven difficult despite the government’s efforts to improve employment opportunities for them because men are refusing to […]

Instead of Work, Younger Women Head to School

December 29, 2011

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By CATHERINE RAMPELLPublished: December 28, 2011 Laura Baker left her job at a Starbucks this fall to pursue a master’s degree in strategic communications at the University of Denver. Workers are dropping out of the labor force in droves, and they are mostly women. In fact, many are young women. But they are not dropping […]

Instead of Work, Younger Women Head to School

December 29, 2011

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By CATHERINE RAMPELLPublished: December 28, 2011 Laura Baker left her job at a Starbucks this fall to pursue a master’s degree in strategic communications at the University of Denver. Workers are dropping out of the labor force in droves, and they are mostly women. In fact, many are young women. But they are not dropping […]

Women’s Work Is Critical to National Jobs Recovery

September 8, 2011

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By Susan FeinerWeNews commentatorThursday, September 8, 2011 As the U.S. waits to hear the particulars of Obama’s latest jobs initiative tonight, Susan Feiner points out the importance of women’s re-employment after almost a million cuts to the female-dominant public-sector work force. (WOMENSENEWS)–President Barack Obama is expected to announce a jobs-creation program tonight. As women, we […]

Women’s Work Is Critical to National Jobs Recovery

September 8, 2011

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By Susan FeinerWeNews commentatorThursday, September 8, 2011 As the U.S. waits to hear the particulars of Obama’s latest jobs initiative tonight, Susan Feiner points out the importance of women’s re-employment after almost a million cuts to the female-dominant public-sector work force. (WOMENSENEWS)–President Barack Obama is expected to announce a jobs-creation program tonight. As women, we […]

Garment women still struggle with payscale and life in Bangladesh

August 9, 2011

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Bijoyeta Das – Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories Bangladeshi garment girl and the tools of her trade. Image: Bijoyeta Das After violent protests last year the Bangladeshi government nearly doubled the standard minimum wage for garment workers. The minimum wage is now $43 a month but even with this increase Bangladesh still has […]

Garment women still struggle with payscale and life in Bangladesh

August 9, 2011

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Bijoyeta Das – Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories Bangladeshi garment girl and the tools of her trade. Image: Bijoyeta Das After violent protests last year the Bangladeshi government nearly doubled the standard minimum wage for garment workers. The minimum wage is now $43 a month but even with this increase Bangladesh still has […]

Societal Barriers Push Women Out of Workforce

July 30, 2011

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By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News EditorReviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on July 29, 2011 The overall perception of Americans is that we have finally reached workplace gender equality, that women’s job opportunities are equal to men’s. However, experts struggle with the paradox as women still earn less than men, are underrepresented at the […]

Gender wage gap – Your period may be to blame.

July 27, 2011

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011by Jody Dallaire, Dieppe Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunity between Women and Men We’ve all heard jokes about women’s menstrual cycle. But did you know that women’s menstrual cycle is to blame for gender wage discrimination in society? At least, according to Alasdair Thompson, the recently-dismissed chief executive officer (CEO) of the […]

Afghan women risk their lives to work as intimidation increases

July 9, 2011

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By Julie Tomlin WVoN co-editorPosted on 08 July 2011. A woman has faced threats of kidnapping, acid attacks and a plot to blow up her apartment in Afghanistan as the Taleban appears to be stepping up its campaign of intimidation. And campaign group Minority Rights International (MRI) has said Afghan women face a bleak future […]

Women ‘back to 1950s’ in recession

July 6, 2011

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Monday, 04 July 2011Women in Northern Ireland are being driven back into the household due to the global recession, according to a new report which likens the current situation to that of the 1950s. The study ‘Women on the Edge of the NI Economy’ looks in detail at the place of women in the labour […]