Where Women Do the Most Unpaid Work

In Beijing, unpaid housework just got a price. Because of their new Civil Code, a Chinese judge decided that a divorce settlement had to include compensation for the former wife. He said that in addition to monthly alimony, she was…

The Special Side of a New Twenty Dollar Bill

Harriet Tubman might soon be on a new twenty dollar bill. Enslaved in Maryland by the owner of a small farm, Harriet Tubman (c.1822-1913) ran away when she was approximately 18. She left her husband and family behind but repeatedly…

Celebrating Wikipedia’s Birthday

During a 2007 episode of The Office, Michael Scott (Steve Carell) said Wikipedia was “the best thing ever.” His reason? “Anyone in the world can write anything they want on any subject.” The show’s writers thought they had Michael expressing…

Why Women Want Pay Equity (More Than Equal Pay)

Different from equal pay mandates, New Zealand’s pay equity initiative takes us to the true foundations of the gender pay gap.

Why the MLB Gender Grade Is a C

With two masters degrees and a Cardinals internship on her resume, Rachel Balkovec was ignored by 15 baseball teams when she applied for a coaching job. Then though, she applied as Rae, and got a ton of responses… until they…

Why Potty Parity Is About Much More Than the Bathroom

Looking at a history of potty parity, we see a common thread that connects the groups with limited access to public restrooms.

How Defending Men Helped Women

When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought gender discrimination against men, the battle was really about women.

A Labor Day Look at Our Time Squeeze

On this Labor Day, we can explain the “middle-class time squeeze” by looking at how time/money tradeoffs changed a family’s division of labor.

How Female Voters Got More Economic Power

We can look at the impact of the19th Amendment through an economic lens to see when and how female voters increased their power.

Why the Pandemic Might Be Worse for Women

Looking at women’s work as mothers and healthcare providers during pandemic lockdowns, we see that the burden reflects a gender divide.