Category Archives: Gender Equality

Holy Act of Congress Batman! Equal Pay for Women

When I was giggly six-year-old towhead living in San Diego, I didn’t just love Batgirl, I wanted to BE Batgirl. My friends and I would watch the Batman t.v. show–already in reruns–after school.  We’d wear make-shift capes made from towels … Continue reading

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42 Years of Title IX : Where are we now?

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” ~ Title IX … Continue reading

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What to tell your husband

I am often dismayed by how little progress we have made towards equality for women, then I run across something like this  “What to tell your husband if he objects to your getting a war-time job” poster from WWII and … Continue reading

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Rosie’s Enduring Legacy?

When you begin writing about something like Rosie the Riveter friends start sending you everything they find that has to do with Rosie….  Today’s link from a friend was from the Ford Motor Company–a paid slide show post on the … Continue reading

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Honoring the Women Who Served the Men Who Served in the Armed Forces

For Memorial Day I thought I’d offer a tribute to the women in my family, who made it possible for the men in my family to serve.  Sometimes these women served during wartime, managing households and children and cross-country moves, … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Rosie the Riveter?

I’m fascinated by the image of Rosie the Riveter versus the reality, that only a small percentage are women ( a number that is falling in these tough economic times): In 2007 women accounted for 6% of employed welders according to … Continue reading

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