April 27, 2016 | Beth Anderson
Minnesota’s 2016 legislative session is well underway in St. Paul and our Legislature is discussing difficult issues like transportation funding and the copper/nickel mining prospects up north. But I want to draw your attention to a lesser-known series of bills introduced by Representative Rena Moran in the House and Senator Sandy Pappas in the Senate, addressing the educational and economic disparities of women of color in our state. Read more >>>
February 24, 2016 | Colleen Scallen
This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Given that I am both a feminist and an eating disorder (ED) warrior, I want to take this opportunity to discuss how feminism and eating disorders are inextricably linked, in more ways than meet the eye. Read more >>>
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 >>>
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