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2016 Session Wrap-Up: Gender Equity Style

Please note there has been a building and room change for this event.  You are invited to a 2016 Session Wrap-Up, cosponsored by the Minnesota Women's Consortium and the Legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 9:00-10:30 AM Room 1200, Senate Office Building Corner of University and Park Saint Paul
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What is the Real Pay Gap and Why Does It Matter?

There has been some variation in reports on income inequity. Most studies report that women earn 77% in comparison to a man’s earned dollar. However, in October 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that women earned 81 cents to the man's dollar. They looked at weekly earnings to examine the wage gap and only used data from full-time workers, since women are twice as likely to work part…
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Gender Equity: How is the U.S. doing?

The United States is a free, democratic country that promotes equality and diversity. At least, that is often its reputation. While those qualities are the foundations of our country, the truth is that the U.S. isn't actually doing so great in regard to gender equity in comparison with other nations. In fact, numerous reports give evidence of the Nordic countries being some of the best for gender equality for a…
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Transnational Feminisms

Welcome to College Feminists Connect 2.0! Intern Chloe here, and I am in my final semester at St. Olaf College. I've been MIA for a while due to J-term, but I'm back in action and will be posting awesome blogs about transnational feminisms, since my Women's and Gender Studies seminar is focused in that content, and of course, economic equity for women in the U.S., as that is the working…
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Leadership, Training, & Action: August 28

Sarah's...an Oasis for Women is looking for donations in the form of Walgreens gift cards in the amount of $5 or more. These cards allow residents to visit the nearby Walgreens for daily needs such as vitamins, goods for recovering from sickness, etc. If you would like to donate, email Martha or 651-696-8672. Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT) is looking for both Mentors and Fellows to participate in their leadership programs. Mentors will work one-on-one…
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Weekly Wrap Up: August 9

Weekly Wrap Up: August 9
Several important women's issues have come to the forefront of discussions. Paid leave is in the spotlight after a mother was reportedly shamed for breastfeeding on an airplane, spurring conversations about breastfeeding rights and the necessity of paid leave to make this choice available to all women.   The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) released a report that states job gains by men actually slowed for men in July, but increased…
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An Overview of Saint Kate’s Body Love Week 2013!

So this semester I was appointed as the co-leader for the St. Kate's MPIRG's Feminist Initiatives Task Force. This semester, we've continued to be concerned with the lack of a consent workshop in freshmen orientation and hope to continue that debate next semester, we've approached administration about adding a preferred names option to the records/database so those who do not go by their given name (due to nicknames, cultural reasons,…
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Weekly Wrap Up: April 26

The United States doesn't seem to be doing so hot when it comes to, like, anything right now. And of course that is greatly involving feminist issues, specifically in relation to women. So our rape culture continues! The Atlantic Star posted an article with up to date information on Steubenville. Although it is awesome that the Football coach will be facing a grand jury next week for his alleged (let's…
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First committee deadline update

First committee deadline update
The Eighty-Eighth Legislature of the State of Minnesota is in full swing, with the first committee deadline falling on March 15th. This means that, for most policy related bills, action must have been taken in at least one body (the House or the Senate) for the bill to still be active for consideration this session. The Minnesota Women’s Consortium has been hard at work tracking and reporting on bills of…
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Monday Member Feature: Planned Parenthood

Monday Member Feature: Planned Parenthood
Seeing as one of our local Planned Parenthood is calling on us for support at their rally this Friday, it seems fitting to praise them this week! Planned Parenthood is a leading provider of high-quality, affordable healthcare for women, men, and young people. It is also the nation's largest provider for sex education. There are more than 750 health centers in the United States and PP provides for nearly five…
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