Glass Ceilings in the Progressive Northeast

Jonathan Martin (New York Times) highlights the issue of glass ceilings in the Northeast. “The Democratic Party has yet to elect a female governor in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Massachusetts. Even this year, with women running for...

Even Jill Abramson can’t get equal pay for equal work.

Jessica Goldstein in Think Progress, rightly asks if “even Abramson can’t get equal pay for equal work at the Times, what does that mean for the 22-year-old college graduate scrambling to climb from an unpaid internship to a real living as a reporter? The women...

The Women of New York’s City Hall

Nikita Stewart of the New York Times writes on the new Women of New York’s City Hall. “The longtime fraternity of government power — a boys’ club that women have been admitted to for years but without ever becoming a dominant force — now resembles a...
The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In

The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In

She worked her way through Ohio State and, eager to pay off her college loans, got a job selling copiers. She eventually landed in a competitive training program at Oracle, the technology company, where she rose quickly through the ranks, ending up in the top 5...
Why Gender Equality Stalled

Why Gender Equality Stalled

Stephanie Coontz on the ongoing Gender Inequality Project of American capitalism – Is it any surprise that American workers express higher levels of work-family conflict than workers in any of our European counterparts? Or that women’s labor-force participation...