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The Lily Op-Ed

May 9, 2020 by C. Nicole Mason

The system was never designed for working moms

We understand the system is broken and that it’s not our fault. It was never made for us. It was made for working men.

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Five Pathways to Good Jobs for Women

As Labor Day approaches, we’re thinking about the jobs and opportunities that do the best job of promoting women’s economic mobility and security.

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Black women see unemployment rate fall, still behind in recovery

While Black women’s unemployment rate fell in November, it remains high for Black women. However, labor market recovery has not been complete from levels pre-pandemic. Although the headline figure for job growth came in lower than expected in NovemberThe Labor Department reports that the overall unemployment [...]

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10 specific ways Utah can improve its ranking as the worst state for women’s equality

If Utahns don’t want their state to be named the worst for women’s equality for a fifth year in a row, there are some clear steps they can take, according to new report released Thursday. Researchers outlined their 10 recommendations in the study, which was commissioned by [...]

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As Supreme Court signals shift on abortion, 3 women share the true cost of accessing one — or being denied

Beth Vial only learned she was pregnant toward the end of her second trimester. This was astonishing news: A few years before she began her freshman year of college in 2017, Vial, now 27, of Portland, Ore., had been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) [...]

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OPINION: Men may be missing from campus, but don’t assume women aren’t struggling too

This fall, I heard a question I had never before encountered in my job helping women from low-income backgrounds complete a college degree: “Is this work still needed?” The question came up in response to alarming reports about men’s plummeting college enrollment rates during the pandemic, including [...]

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IWPR Research Shows Negative Impact of Abortion Bans on State Economies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2021 Contact: William Lutz | lutz@iwpr.org | (202) 684-7534 “Mississippi is restricting its own economic growth in its misguided quest to restrict women’s freedom.” Washington, D.C. — The Supreme Court today will hear oral arguments on a Mississippi law that [...]

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The construction industry’s off-putting treatment of women is making its labor shortage worse

Markets Insider There's a historic labor shortage, especially in the construction industry. But sexism seems to be stronger than economics. More than four in 10 women and non-binary tradespeople who work in construction-related jobs have said they left or "seriously" considered leaving the industry's trades [...]

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