May 16, 2007

NY gets on board with child care unions

by Meghan Rhoad Child care providers are unionizing, and in a big way. The overwhelmingly female workforce has struggled for years with low wages and few benefits while caring for the nation’s children and enabling others to

May 16, 2007

Gonzales v. Carhart – Just How Bad Is It?

Part 1: The Supreme Court Endangers Women’s Healthby Gretchen Borchelt When Gonzales v. Carhart came out, we decried the decision as a dark day for women’s reproductive rights.  Now that almost a month has passed, we’re still

May 15, 2007

A true commencement address

by Theresa Keeley May is the month when, among other things, students graduate from college and begin what they hope will be bright futures in the world of work.  We’d like to propose what may be a

May 10, 2007

What Do You Get for the Mother Who Doesn’t Have Everything?

by Lauren Seemeyer With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s hard to turn on the TV, walk into a store, or surf the internet without hearing just how to “let Mom know she is really special this

May 8, 2007

AIDS Czar is gone but his deadly legacy is not

by Jill Morrison It would be far too easy to joke about the resignation of Randall L. Tobias, the Bush administration’s AIDS Czar, amid allegations that he had hired a D.C. escort service, but “only to have

May 8, 2007

Time to Change the Record

by Jocelyn Samuels You may recall that five years ago, right around the last round-number anniversary of Title IX, the Bush Administration launched an all-out attack on Title IX’s athletics policies, convening a commission that was stacked

May 7, 2007

Is This What Compassion Looks Like?

by Paige Herwig If there was anyone left in America who still believed that President Bush was a “compassionate conservative”, his letters to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid  – where the President threatened

May 3, 2007

Pitting Girls Against Boys – Again

By Fatima Goss Graves Once again extremists are attacking established and proven gender equity programs, arguing that girls no longer face obstacles in education and that boys – and only boys – are in an education crisis. 

May 3, 2007

Everybody Loves a Head Start

by Helen Blank We always knew (almost) everybody loves Head Start, and thanks to yesterday’s House vote, we can now more precisely quantify that as 88% of voting House members. Last night, the House approved a bill (H.R.

May 2, 2007

Minimum Wage Increase Vetoed

by Cristina Begoña Martin Firvida

May 1, 2007

The Gender Gap in Health Care: A Checklist for Change

by Andrea Irwin Health care is quickly becoming the hottest political topic at both the state and federal levels, yet, we don’t often hear about the role gender plays in health care access and affordability generally.  If

April 25, 2007

Rewriting History to Cut Women’s Health Care Coverage

by Andrea Irwin The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is up for reauthorization by Congress this year.  Did you know that SCHIP not only provides coverage to children, but also to some of their parents? SCHIP