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I am trying to imagine this extremely sensible policy in the United States… Women who suffer from severe period pain will be allowed to take leave from work for up to three days each month under a reform plan due to be approved by Spain’s government next week. The draft reform, revealed by the Cadena […]
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On November 15, 1975, Wages for Housework opened its storefront on 5th Avenue in Brooklyn. This date allows us to explore this fascinating intersection between the feminist movement and ideas of work, with many lessons for the present. While the idea of being paid for housework had a strongly international dimension, we will focus on […]
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COVID’s Economic Impact on Women

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On December 15, 2020
We know that natural disasters are in fact human disasters that exacerbate previously existing inequalities in society. That very much includes gender inequality. In my state of Rhode Island, that’s certainly true as well. Here’s an interview with Rachel Flum, who directs the Economic Progress Institute, which does work on low income economic policy in […]
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On September 17, 1868, the Working Women’s Association formed as the working class representation within the women’s suffrage and labor movements. This short-lived moment in our labor history demonstrates at least the potential for cross-class solidarity among labor issues at this time, but also the disconnect between 19th century middle class reformers and the working […]
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