Equalizing Education, Equalizing Pay

Equal Education, Unequal Pay

Here’s a sobering thought as we pass the mid-way point of Women’s History Month: we’re still too far apart in closing the gender wage gap.

Even with moves toward equalizing pay between men and women, and the passage of the Lily Ledbetter Act requiring equal pay, men still make almost 20% more than women in nearly all industries.… [Read more]

Heal the World

heal-the-world-poster

This week’s “Say It In Song” pick is one that seems appropriate for Women’s History Month. Women are often the world’s nurturers and healers despite the fact that, globally, life isn’t easy for many women:

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.[Read more]

Begin Women’s History Month…With a Pink Slip

Pink Slip

It’s drawing very near the end of the work day for those of us located on the east coast — and that, of course applies to people who are fortunate enough to have a job. Among the most fortunate of job holders are our Senate and Congressional representatives; after all, how many people receive compensation for working productively so few days of the year?… [Read more]

We’re Not There Yet

Rosie the Riveter

It’s Women’s History month.

I have seriously been thinking about this for a couple of weeks now, knowing I wanted to write something about it.

I mean, I am a woman who has her Bachelors and Masters degrees, a job, a happy marriage, and two little boys.

I vote and get to write about my opinions.… [Read more]

Empowering Women

War on Women - NY Times Ad

It’s March. It’s National Women’s History Month. This year, the theme is women’s empowerment. ¬†It’s rather appropriate given that so much of the national discussion involves women’s rights, women’s bodies and the War on Women.

This advertisement was prominently featured in last Sunday’s New York Times; the writer’s thank you letter to Rush Limbaugh¬†clearly notes that the women of America are fully prepared to stand up and “crush the Republican party.”

Great!… [Read more]