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  • by Robin Ely and Irene Padavic on Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 2:01pm
    Flexible work arrangements are widely championed as remedies for the dearth of women in senior leadership positions. Women “opt-out” when the demands of work and family conflict, so letting them...
  • by Lindsey Trimble O’Connor and Christin L. Munsch on Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 12:53pm
    AMC’s hit show Mad Men has received widespread critical acclaim, in part, for its depiction of changing social mores surrounding gender, work, and family. Set in the 1960s, three-martini lunches...
  • by Natalie Marine-Street on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 2:00pm
    In April 1933, an anxious nation watched Ruby Bates walk through the door of an Alabama courtroom. Two years earlier, near the town of Scottsboro, Bates and another white woman had charged nine black...
  • by Lori Nishiura Mackenzie on Monday, November 4, 2013 - 9:28am
    The CEOs of Best Buy, Yahoo!, and Hewlett Packard all nixed flexible work policies in response to financial downturns.  “During this critical turnaround period, HP needs all hands on deck,” said...
  • by Alison Dahl Crossley and Electra Colevas on Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:03am
    Two years ago, Occupy Wall Street protestors turned out en masse on the sidewalks of New York City. This began a movement that spread rapidly, drawing attention to the vast economic disparities in...
  • by Gender News staff on Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:03am
    Karen Offen chaired the closing session, “After the transnational turn: What future for nation-based histories of women?” at the late August 2013 congress of the International Federation for Research...
  • by Adrienne Rose Johnson on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 9:01am
    In a world without walls, what separates work from life? When time cards and factory bells have gone the way of the card catalog, how do workers know when work ends and life begins?
  • by Karen Powroznik on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 9:28am
    While serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sharron, a U.S Army sergeant, sustained a blunt force injury to the head during routine maintenance on an armored truck. Years later, the injury has left her...
  • by Alison Wynn on Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 9:29am
    The United States has witnessed a dramatic transformation on the subject of gay marriage over the last decade. The question of whether same-sex couples should be permitted to marry has worked its way...
  • by Nicole Martin on Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 9:33am
    In North Carolina, a sheriff told a cohabiting dispatcher that she would lose her job unless she got married. In Michigan, a judge denied visitation rights to a divorced father because he had a live-...

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