How secretaries organized and changed the workplace for women

Feb 11, 2021
The 9to5 movement started with the feeling of being invisible as a woman office worker, says co-founder Karen Nussbaum.
"We had to carve out our own space both in the women's movement and the labor movement," said Karen Nussbaum, co-founder of the 9to5 movement.
Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University

What is makeup for during a pandemic?

Feb 10, 2021
Social distancing has made some women more aware of what wearing makeup means for them, whether it's peer pressure or self-care.
For some women, makeup provides an escape. For others, it's a social nicety.
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Job loss for women is a major issue in New Zealand's "COVID election"

Oct 16, 2020
Women make up more than 90% of people who have lost their jobs during COVID-19 restrictions in New Zealand.
Women make up the large majority of people who lost their jobs due to coronavirus restrictions in New Zealand. Pictured: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on the campaign trail.
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When it pays to smoke with the boss

Dec 9, 2019
Male smokers who work for other male smokers get promoted faster, according to new research.
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Can salary transparency lead to equal pay for women?

Apr 2, 2019
A new survey found that younger women are pushing back against unequal pay.
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Breaking down barriers for working moms who breastfeed

Aug 24, 2018
Working moms face many barriers. Among them, travelling while breastfeeding.
A mother gives the bottle to her baby on Oct. 8, 2012 in Paris.
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The power of a voice in transition

Aug 16, 2018
When Thomas Page McBee started transitioning and taking testosterone, he didn’t just notice a difference in his vocal range. He also started tracking how people responded.
Thomas Page McBee and his book.
Portrait courtesy of Amos Mac

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