Tag Archives: Women

Just a few days after Equal Pay Day (April 14)…

1wgXtoE(That’s the day each year when a woman has worked through one year and into the next to earn the same amount as her male counterpart. Same job. Different pay. Awesome.)

So this store in Pittsburgh allows women to pay what they’ve earned — roughly 76 percent what men pay, for the same items. (Here in Connecticut, a similar shop would charge slightly more, 78 cents on the dollar. Yay, us.)

And thanks, Julia, for the link.

How UConn’s women basketball team could change the world

Untitled-4See if you can follow:

1. Indiana passes a discriminatory law.

2. Connecticut’s Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announces that state employees cannot travel to the state using state funds.

3. UConn women qualifies for the Final Four in 2016.

4. UConn coaching staff can’t travel to Indiana.

5. Basketball changes the world.

This isn’t original with me. This guy thought it up.

Why all the fuss about NFL concussions?

bullis_headgear_2_360_usl_strohAnd next to no consideration of how concussions affect women?

I wrote this for Connecticut Health Investigative Team, C-HIT. Once again, it looks like the research money goes to the dudes.

A great suggestion for a new Legos toy: The Women of the Supreme Court

https://i2.wp.com/assets.feministing.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/16483244287_07863f767e_z.jpgBecause it’s awesome, that’s why.

Why can’t a woman be more like a man?

ST_2015-01-14_women-leadership-0-01As far as top leadership positions go, we mean. Patricia Arquette spent part of her Oscar acceptance speech talking about gender equality. Hillary Clinton just gave a speech out in Silicon Valley discussing it.

new Pew Research Center poll explores why there aren’t more women in management, or in top political jobs.

Your religion or your press

Majority Has Heard of Hebdo Attack, Says Publishing Cartoons Depicting Prophet Muhammad Was Okay Whites, Men and Republicans More Likely to Think It Was Okay for Charlie Hebdo to Publish Cartoons of the Prophet MuhammadA new Pew poll says that of the Four Freedoms (freedom of speech, freedom of religion, as well as freedom from want or fear), Americans choose as Numero Uno the freedom of the press.

This was in reaction to a poll about the deadly attack on the magazine, Charlie Hedbo, last month.

As you can see from the lower chart, women and people of color tended to be squeamish about Charlie Hedbo’s publication of cartoons that were considered offensive to some Muslims.

You can read more here, from Religion News Service. I’ll have more on the event later, the Hartford Public Library is sponsoring a panel discussion on this on March 4. Mark your calendars. More details later.

Is this any way to advertise a council on women?

The Pontifical Council for Culture is hosting a four-day meeting to explore women and inequality and such, and the image below was what they used to advertise the event.

As you might imagine, several folks cried foul. The photo appears to have been replaced with something more…clothed. And thanks, Sharon for the link.