Archive | May, 2010

Cutting Social Security Hurts Mothers Most

Our friends at Wider Opportunities for Women are hosting a “Budget Matters” Blogging Day on Wednesday, May 26. They challenged me to blog about two questions: “What can President Obama and Congress do to help Americans be economically secure while balancing the budget? And what do President Obama and Congress need to know about your [...]

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Who Is Giving Birth In the US?

New data from the Pew Research Center reveal some surprising changes in the decisions women make about marriage and family. Over the past 20 years, non-Hispanic white women had fewer children, and now account for just over half of US births. The birthrate among black teenage girls has fallen by 50%, and there are more [...]

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Potty Parity in Federal Buildings

Your (Wo)Man in Washington made a joke in her last column about the first act of female legislators being to double the number of stalls in every public women’s restroom by federal statute. Imagine her suprise when a House committee convened a hearing this week on requiring newly constructed or renovated federal buildings to have [...]

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Is Mother in the House…..and Senate?

Mother’s Day became my favorite holiday exactly 14 years ago—the first one I observed as a mother in my own right. It followed on the heels of my realization that no amount of education, professional experience, personal achievement, or effort would insulate me from the disadvantages of being an American woman. Since that time, I’ve [...]

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