December 20, 2019

Your Racial and Gender Wealth Gaps Playlist

Wealth is the difference between what someone owns and what someone owes. The racial and gender wealth gaps are the discrepancy in wealth between households of color and white households, and between women and men. Not

December 19, 2019

Surviving Survivor: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Includes Reality TV

Whenever I bring up the fact that I watch Survivor, the first response is some variation of “that’s still on?” — which… fair. But after almost 20 years, Survivor has, ahem, survived the fate of so

December 18, 2019

The Trump Tax Law Is Still A Bad Deal for Women and Families.

Congressional negotiators reached an agreement on a spending deal earlier this week, which was a mixed bag for women and families. Though Congress agreed to change some tax provisions during last-minute negotiations, the final spending package did not include improvements to two important tax benefits that would have helped women with low incomes and their families: the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for

December 18, 2019

A Really Objective List of the Best Moments in Pop Culture Representation in 2019

As we approach the end of the decade, we decided: let’s do what we already love to do in the office—talk about the power of representation in pop culture—and turn it into a blog for the

December 13, 2019

Military Families Still Don’t Have Comprehensive Birth Control Coverage

As you may have heard, Congress is in the process of finalizing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill includes a big win that we are excited about: twelve weeks of paid parental leave for federal workers (which

December 5, 2019

Here’s Why We Won’t Clap for Every Woman in Leadership: On the Confirmation of Extremist Sarah Pitlyk

Madeline Albright famously said, “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” While supporting women leadership is important, it’s equally important to call-out behavior that is harmful to women, even if

December 5, 2019

Working Families Need Paid Leave, Not a Loan

“The United States is the only industrialized country without a national paid leave policy.” It’s not a new talking point—the news media and policymakers have been repeating the phrase for years. But it shouldn’t require a

December 4, 2019

Abortion and Equality: What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court Case June Medical v. Gee

This week, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), alongside law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, submitted an amicus, or “friend-of-the-court” brief, in the U.S. Supreme Court case June Medical v. Gee.  We were joined by a

November 20, 2019

Who Tells HERstory? Black Feminism and Ending the Conspiracy of Silence

“Silence is still our major problem. It wasn’t that I’d been assaulted but that I couldn’t talk about it.” – Charlotte Pierce-Baker From the home to the school to the workplace, Black women face sexual violence

November 14, 2019

Thank you, Congress, for Putting Patients First

In May, the Trump-Pence Administration finalized a rule that would allow a provider’s personal beliefs to dictate patient care. This week, Congress is fighting back. Members of Congress are joining together to introduce the Put Patients

November 8, 2019

We Won Our Lawsuit: Another Loss for the Trump-Pence Administration, Another Victory for Patients’ Rights and the Rule of Law

The National Women’s Law Center teamed up with lawyers from Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Democracy Forward Foundation, and the firm Covington & Burling to represent Planned Parenthood in a lawsuit brought in federal court in

November 5, 2019

Welcome to the Gender Cost Gap: What’s Driving Rising Prices for Low-Income Women?

You’ve heard of the gender wage gap – welcome to the gender cost gap. We already know that women on average only make 82 cents to the average man’s dollar. For women of color it’s even