Kevin McCorry: "Working women who become pregnant face the daunting task of balancing their careers while nurturing the health of their child. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., says that task is too often made more difficult by employers who see pregnancy as a threat to productivity. To remedy the situation Casey has crafted the Pregnant … Continue reading Casey offers measure on workplace fairness for pregnant employees
Sherif Girgis: "Whatever one’s ultimate view of a rape exception to laws protecting the unborn, no remotely plausible case against such an exception could rest on assumptions about the mother (as Akin’s seems to do), rather than beliefs about the unborn child's rights. Some social conservatives, including Mitt Romney, would allow an exception; others would … Continue reading A Distraction From the Issues About Abortion
Bloomberg View: "The U.S. is the only major industrialized country not to guarantee paid parental leave nationwide. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act passed in 1993 allows workers as much as 12 weeks of leave without losing their jobs or benefits, but it doesn’t protect wages. California was the first state to institute a … Continue reading Better Leave Policy for Moms
America: "Without regulation, tacit acceptance of abortion for any and all motivations becomes the societal norm. Preventing abortion solely for gender selection is an area on which a wide consensus could be built in the United States. The overemphasis on “choice” in this case undermines decades of society’s efforts to promote gender equality, including the … Continue reading Gender Bias
Article I co-wrote with Christopher Hale, Anne Roan Thomas, and Sarah Rosemann: "Neither ideological extremism nor partisanship should stand in the way of accomplishing this worthy goal. The time has come to dial down the nasty rhetoric and the perpetual vitriol and work together on a goal everyone can agree on without compromising their deepest … Continue reading Beyond Abortion—A Common Good Feminism for the Twenty-First Century
Sarah Jane Glynn: "The last century has undeniably seen a great deal of progress for women’s rights domestically and internationally, but there is still one area where the United States lags far behind the rest of the industrialized world—paid parental leave."
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Cherie Blair: "So as well as recognising the achievements of women, let's use International Women's Day to encourage more men across the world to join the fight for true equality. After all, the result if we succeed is not just a better world for women but a better world for everyone. And that really is … Continue reading Behind Every Successful Man is a Woman? Let's Reverse That Saying
Allison Stevens: "These shocking, blatant attacks on working women are going on more than three decades after passage of the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which requires most employers to treat pregnant women the same as other applicants or employees."