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Big, Big Changes at The New Republic

What we’re reading today. A new editorial and business direction at The New Republic has prompted many editors to resign. Drama. (Daily Beast) A British gynecologist has suggested that offering paid menstrual leave would boost workplace...

If We Valued Mothers, We Would Protect Their Jobs

What we’re reading today. Jessica Valenti says that if we truly valued motherhood, we would allow pregnant women to hold down a job. Preach. (The Guardian) Martha Stewart is opening a cafe. Baristas wanted! (Ad Age) Read how this woman opened an...

Supreme Court Is Revisiting Workplace Conditions for Pregnant Women

What we’re reading today. Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will revisit workplace accomodations for pregnant women under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The decision will impact the lives of the 68 million working women in the U.S. (Fortune) General...

Republican Aide Who Criticized the Obama Girls Is Resigning

What we’re reading today. The Republican congressional aide who criticized the Obama girls on Facebook is resigning. (NBC) Jacqueline Woodson, the author of the award-winning Brown Girl Dreaming, responds to that watermelon “joke.” (NYT) Serious...

Jill Abramson Launching Journalism Startup With Huffington Post?

What we’re reading today. Jill Abramson may be launching her new journalism startup with The Huffington Post. (NYT) Nike has opened a store just for ladies. No pink sneakers, please. (Bloomberg Businessweek) Georgia O’Keeffe just set a new...

Stay-at-Home Dads on the Rise — But Not Everywhere

What we’re reading today. Only 12 percent of female business leaders have a full-time, stay-at-home partner. (Fortune) Ten companies that are just as great as Google — and hiring now, now, now. (The Muse) Middlebury College just named their first...

Computer Engineer Barbie Can’t Code

Here’s what we’re reading right now. Barbie can be a computer programmer, but only with the help of a man. Barf. (The Guardian) The LA Times just got rid of all their paid vacation days and sick days. This is not a drill. (LAObserved) The...

Serial Podcast Just Made iTunes History

Here’s what we’re reading right now. The Serial podcast just made iTunes history. (The Guardian) The NFL treats players’ wives like family — until they report domestic abuse. (NYT) Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League...

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