"Woman will always be dependent until she holds a purse of her own."
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton


 
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Best dressed congresswoman offered 1st equal pay bill

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on April 6, 2017 | Leave a comment (0)
Ever hear of Winifred Stanley? The first person to introduce equal pay legislation in Congress? Me neither, but a recent Washington Post article changed that. Rep. Winifred C. Stanley was a Buffalo, NY, Republican, who gained a congressional seat on a $6 campaign budget. Despite a successful...

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Boosting women’s wages

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on August 15, 2013 | Leave a comment (0)
When ReShonda Young became operations manager of her father’s Waterloo, Iowa transportation and maintenance contracting business seven years ago, she noticed that a woman who had worked for the company, Alpha Express, for years was still making a little over half of what her male counterparts...

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Female Peace Prize winners get less

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on October 9, 2011 | Leave a comment (3)
This year’s $1.5 million Nobel Peace Prize will be divvied up among three African women. Call me cynical but—once again—women get paid less than men. Why must each woman receive one-third of the prize money? Why not give them each $1.5 million? Every individual winner (e.g., Mother Teresa,...

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Collins pens a winner on American women

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on October 14, 2010 | Leave a comment (0)
“Amazing” is often overused, but author and New York Times columnist Gail Collins uses it powerfully in her book title, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present. An enlightening and energizing read, Collins opens with the tale of...

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