Monthly Archives: June 2009

Milwaukee Judge Invalidates Paid Sick Days for Victims of Domestic Violence

Last fall, almost 70 percent of Milwaukee voters approved an ordinance that would guarantee workers seven paid sick days a year. Last Friday, as reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Judge Thomas Cooper of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court ruled … Continue reading

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City Girls Continue to Face Obstacles to Athletic Participation

Title IX has been in effect since 1972, the Williams sisters are at least as famous as their male counterparts, and suburban girls play almost as many sports as boys. But as an article in the Sunday New York Times … Continue reading

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Lone Wolves Don’t Appear Out of Nowhere

In this weekend’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, columnist Sally Kalson examined the “lone wolves” who have killed six people in the past 66 days in the United States: Richard Poplawski, who killed three Pittsburgh police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call … Continue reading

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Two Bills in Pennsylvania Legislature would Improve Sex Education

An article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review describes two bills, currently in the state legislature, that could have a significant positive impact on sex education in public schools. The Notice Home Act, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Eddie Day Pashiski, would require … Continue reading

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Kate Michelman on Dr. Tiller

Former NARAL Pro-Choice America President Kate Michelman has published a short piece on Salon.com, remembering Dr. Tiller and his courageous commitment to serving the women who came to his clinic with dignity and respect. An excerpt: George Tiller was among … Continue reading

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Workers’ Rights to Paid Sick Days

Workers in San Francisco, the District of Columbia, and Milwaukee have a right to paid sick days. In a commentary for Women’s eNews, Linda Meric explains why the US Congress should pass the Healthy Families Act, making it easier for … Continue reading

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What happens when women don’t just break the “glass ceiling,” but shatter it into a million pieces…

In March 1986, the Wall Street Journal proliferated the term “glass ceiling” to denote the metaphorical barrier halting women from ascending the corporate ladder. Many books followed, including Ann M. Morrison’s pivotal 1987 Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Can Women Reach … Continue reading

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