The pain continues for millions of jobless workers and their families as long-term unemployment has reached historic highs. Although small gains in reemployment have been made, women have actually lost ground. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while the unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in November, the unemployment rate for women who maintain families was 12.1 percent.
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The Violence Against Women Act is up for reauthorization, and if Congress passes a strong bill, millions of girls and women will have a better chance to escape and heal from sexual, domestic, dating and stalking violence. We only have to read the latest headlines to know that our nation must continue its work to prevent and respond to the cruel sexual violence, lethal battery and assault that lead to murder and destruction in whole families. Shockingly, three women are killed every day in domestic violence incidents.
When women aren’t called upon to discuss the realities of our lives, we are left with men discussing the contents of our medicine cabinets as if they were “culture wars” or “assaults on religious freedom.”
. Not only did I feel the disparities that come with being a young adult new to the workforce, but I also experienced the disparities of being a woman in my reproductive years. Finding a plan that would provide similar benefits and at a comparable cost of what many of my male friends were paying, proved to be impossible.
The issue of paycheck parity may not be quite as simple as the rallying cry of 77 cents makes it seem–dealing with the vestiges of oppression never is.