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This weekend we celebrate Labor Day, and with that in mind, here’s why we need the Pregnant Worker’s Fairness Act. While we’re at it, we should have a Farmworkers Fairness Act also. Both stories underscore that there is no labor in this country that is more undervalued and under-appreciated than women’s work. In case that point wasn’t any clear, take a look at Republican economic policies. They say it all.
The close of the Labor Day holiday also marks the official end of summer and the official start of the school year for many of us. But not all starts to the school year are the same and this time of year can bring its own challenges, especially if your child has special needs.
Back-to-school is also a good time to remember all the benefits Title IX confers, like legal protections for pregnant and parenting students.
So, ladies. Is a tight vagina empowering?
The Democratic National Convention starts this week, and Erin Kotecki Vest is dragging her two kids and ailing body across the country to attend. Here’s why.
Republican leaders like Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan like to position themselves as intellectuals, but Kristina Chew explains why these GOP intellectuals are really know-nothings.
Ilyse Hogue has this very smart take on the Republican convention and their “love” of women.
Despite the fact that the evidence squarely shows that ex-gay therapy is abusive and destructive, the practice is still ongoing and accepted. That has to change.
Instead of supporting struggling schools more taxpayer dollars are going toward a creationist museum.
Kids really can take care of business. These Los Angeles middle school kids won a district-wide ban on styrofoam.
Finally, EA Sports will, for the first time, include international female hockey stars in NHL 12, the latest version of its National Hockey League game. About time!
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