February 11, 2016

“You Don’t Look Like Someone Who Knows Calculus”

I’ll never forget the time a guy I’d just met told me, “You don’t look like someone who knows calculus.” Insidious signals like this contribute to unequal numbers of women and men in STEM.

February 12, 2016

President Obama’s Budget Significantly Invests in Reducing Poverty

The final budget proposal of President Obama's administration takes important steps toward reducing poverty and improving the economic security of millions of Americans.

February 11, 2016

“You Don’t Look Like Someone Who Knows Calculus”

I’ll never forget the time a guy I’d just met told me, “You don’t look like someone who knows calculus.” Insidious signals like this contribute to unequal numbers of women and men in STEM.

February 11, 2016

Child C.A.R.E. Act Introduced in Congress: Bigger than Baby Steps

Legislation introduced yesterday aims to make a significant new investment in early care and education for infants and toddlers from low-income families. If enacted, the legislation would be much more than a baby step.

February 10, 2016

The Other Abortion Restriction that the President Left in His Budget

You may have seen that the President did not strike the Hyde restrictions on coverage for abortion in his new budget yesterday. Unfortunately those are not the only abortion restrictions that remained in the budget.

February 9, 2016

Zika Virus, Public Health, and Women’s Reproductive Options

With very basic information, public health officials can develop strategies for controlling outbreaks. But what happens when the interest of public health are hampered by efforts to undermine access to comprehensive reproductive health care?

February 9, 2016

Five Things We Like About the President’s Budget

Though President Obama's final budget certainly isn’t perfect, it has a number of good policy proposals that would improve the economic security of women and their families. Here are five of our favorites.

February 9, 2016

Medicaid Expansion: The President’s Proposal to Beat the Buzzer

To continue the Obama Administration’s full-court press for expanding health coverage through Medicaid, the President’s budget would extend a generous financial incentive — but Congress needs to get in the game.

February 9, 2016

A Missed Opportunity to Reject the Hyde Amendment

While the President failed to take the opportunity to oppose the Hyde Amendment, that doesn’t mean we won’t take ours.

February 9, 2016

Senate Confirms Iowa District Court Judge

Although Judge Ebinger had the strong support of her Republican home-state Senators, some conservative commentators argued that she should not have been confirmed — and indeed, are calling for an end to confirmation votes on judges.

February 9, 2016

Zika Virus, Public Health, and Women’s Reproductive Options

With very basic information, public health officials can develop strategies for controlling outbreaks. But what happens when the interest of public health are hampered by efforts to undermine access to comprehensive reproductive health care?

February 8, 2016

Another RFRA, Another License to Discriminate Against Women

Laws intended to protect women’s health and well-being shouldn’t be optional, and West Virginia’s legislature shouldn’t pass laws that make it easier to discriminate.

February 5, 2016

Women’s January Job Gains Overwhelmingly in Low-Wage Sectors

It’s significant that more than 3 in 4 new jobs went to women, but before calling this good news for women’s economic security, it’s important to look closely at the types of jobs women gained.

February 3, 2016

Sports Benefited Me More Than I Ever Expected

While I was not the most athletic student, my family encouraged me to join the tennis team. I joined for a hobby and friends, without realizing the life lessons I would receive in the process.