Tag: Maternity-leave

Nike Releases Gender Equality Ad While All-Male Executives Stop Payments, Disallow Maternity Leave

Nike released its “Dream With Us” advertisement on Monday. It’s a video showing girls and women running toward their athletic goals and dreams, complete with inspirational music and questions like “Will you be the generation who ends gender inequality?” But the advertisement has attracted strong pushback after Olympic runner and…

Duckworth Uses Her Own Pregnancy to Champion Paid Leave

It has been a rallying cry for Democrats for the better part of a decade; as more women have aspired to play dual roles as both mother and professional, many liberals are looking at employers to ease the burden. Sen. Tammy Duckworth is apparently taking the baton from former President…

How to Avoid the 'Motherhood Penalty' and Recoup Income

There is no denying the gender pay gap between men and women continues to exist, but when it comes to mothers, the hit to their income is even greater. According to a recent report by the American Sociological Review, women face a “motherhood penalty” of 4 percent of income for…

No Paid Maternity Leave for Ivanka Trump's Workers

Ivanka Trump, who has positioned herself as a champion for the rights of working mothers, has her label’s clothes made by workers who receive no paid maternity leave. “Gender is no longer the factor creating the greatest wage discrepancy in this country. Motherhood is,” Trump said at the Republican National…

Mansplaining for Soccer Pay Gap

U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulat, left, and attorney Russell Sauer By Eve Tahmincioglu The fact that members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team get pregnancy leave is being used as partial justification for pay inequality. Last week, five high-profile players of the U.S. Women’s National Team filed a…