It’s almost poetic that this year’s Equal Pay Day—the one day of the year when Americans are supposed to reflect on the value (and undervaluing) of women’s work—coincided with the media firestorm surrounding the American stay-at-home-mom. The “controversy” over Ann Romney’s decision to stay home rather than work a “regular” job should highlight some of the continuing struggles of women to be valued and respected for their work, in and out of the home.
President Obama officially designated Tuesday as Equal Pay Day, marking the day American women had finally worked the three-and-a-half extra months it takes for them to earn the same as men do in a calendar year. American women make... Read Post
Our guest blogger is Heidi Williamson, a Senior Policy Analyst for the Women’s Health and Rights program at the Center for American Progress. Today is Equal Pay Day — the day that reflects the number of days women must work into the... Read Post
Speaking at an international women’s justice summit on Monday, Turkey’s president violated a cardinal rule of public speaking, telling a room full of women’s rights activists that gender equality is unnatural: Certain work, Erdogan ... Read Post