Why should we worry about the lack of paternity leave policies around the world? And how do we bridge the gap between progressive policy and slowly changing global culture that too often continues to malign the man who takes leave?
Wednesday January 28, 2015
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Why should we worry about the lack of paternity leave policies around the world? And how do we bridge the gap between progressive policy and slowly changing global culture that too often continues to malign the man who takes leave?More about the event
"The on-demand economy must become a care economy in one other crucial way. We will have to care enough about all platform workers to ensure that they can earn a living wage, have access to good healthcare and education and be able to provide for their futures.
But will continuing to challenge gender norms and document their harmful impacts lead to their extinction? To answer that question, we need to first consider another: What’s so bad about traditional gender norms and the way we currently categorize men and women?
Judging by the outrageous sexism recounted in Mundy’s article and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s book last year that included her treatment by male coworkers, it seems whatever progress has been made is happening at an unacceptably slow pace.
But it is Liza Mundy’s article “The Secret History of Women in the Senate” that positively makes my teeth hurt. “In the entire history of the United States Senate, a mere 44 women have served. Ever. Those few who have were elected to a club they were never meant to join, and their history in the chamber is marked by sexism both spectacular and small.” That is one pathetic statistic.
In the entire history of the United States Senate, a mere 44 women have served. Ever. Those few who have were elected to a club they were never meant to join, and their history in the chamber is marked by sexism both spectacular and small
Can an employer fire a pregnant employee if he or she feels the worker cannot complete her job duties? The Supreme Court could soon rule on that. NBC News’ Pete Williams reports, and New American Foundation director Liza Mundy joins msnbc to discuss the case.
Even as women make up nearly 60 percent of college students; even as law schools, practically a manufacturing plant for nascent politicians, are half-female; even given the remarkable strides women have made in the past half-century, Congress—like Wall Street, like the digital behemoths of Silicon Valley—hardly reflects this massive demographic shift. Permeate politics! Hardly.
Katherine Taylor, lawyer and bioethicist, and journalist Liz Mundy join Andrea Mitchell to discuss Facebook’s and Apple’s announcement that they will pay female employees to freeze their eggs.
“They definitely look at their businesses different [from men],” Ms. Wilson said about female entrepreneurs during an interview Monday at the CORE Club in New York, in which she and Mr. Wilson, the founder of Union Square Ventures, were interviewed by Anne-Marie Slaughter, president of New America Foundation.
Liza Mundy, director of the breadwinning and caregiving program at the New America Foundation, notes that the first piece of legislation Obama signed after taking office in 2009 was the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which expanded the ability of workers to file equal-pay lawsuits. At that time, Democrats enjoyed majorities in both houses, which they lost in 2011 when the Republicans regained control of the House. “They had some successes with actual legislation at the beginning, but now that we have a divided government, it’s more stealth measures,” says Mundy.