Mind that Gender Gap

Mind that Gender Gap

Image Credit: George Bates The Vida 2010 Count was released at the beginning of the month, and it’s the talk of the literary world… well, at least, the literary world in which women reside. Men, so far, don’t seem quite so interested. Oh, wait, one just weighed in, remarking: The bottom line at Tin House […]

to change or not to change

That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet — or so Shakespeare would have us believe. Perhaps that’s true, but wouldn’t renaming certain roses ‘lilacs’ and some ‘daisies’ and others ‘mums’ begin to get a little confusing? Ay, and there’s the rub in the decision to change one’s name […]

Why We Need the Paycheck Fairness Act

The Paycheck Fairness Act is up for vote in the Senate this Friday – November 19 – and it hasn’t quite mustered the 60 votes needed for safe passage. Urge your senators to pass the act (unless, of course, you have a better tool for getting closer to gender parity in the workplace, or just […]

The Tyranny of Marriage

via Lara Pawson |  The Guardian: I had never considered how marriage would change my place in the world. Before we even tied the proverbial knot, I became swiftly aware of discrimination against wives. A job in journalism I was up for suddenly became unavailable: a female manager called to say that now I was […]