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The Feministing Five: Lilly Ledbetter

Lilly Ledbetter, a woman whose story affects us all, recently came out with her autobiography, “Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond.” Her story is more important than ever today. Especially since women still only make 77 cents to every dollar that men make, even as we surpass [...]
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Issues & Causes / Pro Choice : Reproductive Health Reality Check (6 years ago)

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Issues & Causes / Feminism : Shakesville (6 years ago)

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Issues & Causes / Feminism : Feministe (6 years ago)

President Barack Obama has just signed his first piece of legislation — and in a move that will hold much symbolism for women and all invested in their equality, it was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Ledbetter, now 70, became an ...

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Issues & Causes / Feminism : Feminist Law Professors (7 years ago)

Equal Pay Day Fact Sheet Text of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act List of the bill’s current co-sponsors Fact Sheet on the Supreme Court ruling and the Fair Pay Restoration Act, by the National Women’s Law Center

Book of the Week: Was Lilly Ledbetter a Troublemaker? 

Issues & Causes / Feminism : DoubleX (3 years ago)

Lilly Ledbetter’s Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond, is, at its simplest, a coming-of-age story. Published by Random House in February and co-written by Lanier Scott Isom, it is a story of on...

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