Minnesota NOW State Conference
April 9, 2016
Normandale Community College
January 19, 2016 | Colleen Scallen
Gender roles, defined as "a set of societal norms dictating what types of behaviors are generally considered acceptable, appropriate or desirable for a person based on their actual or perceived sex," can be found anywhere and everywhere. The concept of gender roles has been around for a loooooong time, beginning with anthropological data of cavemen/women sticking to their pre-ordained duties - hunting for men, housekeeping for women. Read more >>>
December 31, 2015 | Ami Wazlawik
As we ring in the new year let's take some time to reflect on the great things we did in 2015 and look ahead to 2016.
In January, MN NOW activists attended the Women's Economic Security Summit. The Summit was a great opportunity to learn more about the advocacy and public policy work that remains to be done following the passage of the Women's Economic Security Act in 2014. Read more >>>
October 22, 2015 | Beth Anderson
Employers and employees alike are squeamish when discussing wages and how they are determined.
Traditionally, employers have discouraged employees from comparing salaries or discussing their wages. In some cases it has even been a condition of employment. In Minnesota, that is now illegal. And I argue that wage discussions amongst employees should be encouraged to the benefit of employers and employees alike. Read more >>>
September 28, 2015 | Colleen Scallen
When discussing feminism, intersectionality is a very important aspect to consider. Intersectionality, or the study of intersections between oppressions/dominations/discriminations, is a key component to making feminism accessible and applicable to everyone. Feminism, at its core, is accessible and applicable to everyone; however, that fact is too often lost in translation, leading to harmful sects of feminism like “white feminism.” Read more >>>
August 18, 2015 | Beth Anderson
By proclamation of the president, Aug. 26 is Women’s Equality Day, the day we commemorate the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. This year marks 95 years since women were first written into the Constitution and 43 years since the second attempt was made in the form of an Equal Rights Amendment. Read more >>
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