Some of the biggest companies in America systematically sideline pregnant women, cut their pay, and fire them when they complain. With the great
Once women become pregnant, many of them become second-class citizens at work. Their bonuses and chances for promotions plunge. Welcome to the reality of the American workplace for many moms.
Shopped my book while visibly pregnant with 2nd kid. At two major publishing houses, top male execs openly grilled me about how I’d manage reporting/writing while pregnant and mothering a toddler. I was like, “I think I’ll use my brain and my fingers?”
To anyone who’s dug into the research this won’t be surprising, and yet it’s horrifying to hear it in women’s own words: Many of the country’s largest and most prestigious companies still systematically discriminate against pregnant women.
Read this, because we all have a story about #pregnantatwork: When I can back from maternity leave, after years of kicking ass on my beat, one of my older male bosses told me he assumed I would have to slow down now. Um, no. Def, no. You wish, but no.
My book Do Babies Matter? showed with national data that marriage & children completely account for why female PhD recipients don’t get tenure-track jobs, so this lamentable news isn’t surprising.
Why don’t more millenials have more babies? Oh...
There’s an Epidemic of Discrimination Against Pregnant Women at Work. Thorough investigation by and
"Each child chops 4 percent off a woman’s hourly wages [...] Men’s earnings increase by 6 percent when they become fathers, after controlling for experience, education, marital status and hours worked."
Important sociological research on motherhood penalty by Michelle Budig, Shelley Correll and others highlighted in this troubling article. Unfortunately, Budig remains unnamed as “sociologist at UMass Amherst”.
Men’s earnings increase by 6% when they become fathers -A woman's hourly wages decrease by 4% with each child (This is after controlling for experience, education, marital status and hours worked. Source: 2014 analysis by a sociologist at UMass Amherst.)
Men’s earnings increase by 6% when they become fathers -A woman's hourly wages decrease by 4% with each child (This is after controlling for experience, education, marital status and hours worked. Source: 2014 analysis by a sociologist at UMass Amherst.)
This is the most sweeping investigation of pregnancy discrimination I've ever read. The findings are devastating because they're so broad: "Many of the country’s largest and most prestigious companies still systematically sideline pregnant women."
"Whether women work at Walmart or on Wall Street, getting pregnant is often the moment they are knocked off the professional ladder."
(1/2) We’re already the only industrialized country on the planet that doesn’t give moms paid maternity leave, and now this. It’s past time that we started supporting working moms in this country -- not firing them.
“Getting pregnant is often the moment they are knocked off the professional ladder.” #HeForShe #ILookLikeASurgeon #WomenInMedicine via
Very honored that my book has won the & Lowi Best First Book award & Best Book award. Why the link to this story? Because I wrote most of the book while pregnant and after the birth of my first child. #momsalsoknowstuff
'Whether women work at Walmart or on Wall Street, getting pregnant is often the moment they are knocked off the professional ladder'
"Pregnant women risk losing their jobs when they ask to carry water bottles or take rest breaks." It's 2018.
Outrageous --> "Each child chops 4 percent off a woman’s hourly wages, according to a 2014 analysis by a sociologist at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Men’s earnings increase by 6 percent when they become fathers"
"Some women hit the maternal wall before the glass ceiling." Pregnancy discrimination is all too common in the US. Our Pregnant at Work project, , has resources to help pregnant women continue working safely during their pregnancies
Here’s to changing systems and clinging to the ladder of career & motherhood in the meantime- ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ #HeForShe
There’s an Epidemic of Discrimination Against Pregnant Women at Work
Once women return from maternity leave, many become second-class citizens. The dynamic helps explain why women consistently earn less than men regardless of their qualifications.
"They’re passed over for promotions and raises. They’re fired when they complain." Worth reading. The stories from these working mothers are deeply infuriating.
Some women crash into the maternal wall long before they hit the glass ceiling. Here’s our investigation into pregnancy discrimination. It will make you mad. With my favorite:
Many of the country’s largest and most prestigious companies still systematically sideline pregnant women. They pass them over for promotions and raises. They fire them when they complain.
Proving discrimination while you’re pregnant, exhausted and nauseated is difficult even for those with ample time and money. Welcome to the reality of the American workplace for moms.
Women lose 4% of their hourly wages when they become mothers. Men’s wages go up 6% when they become fathers.
Think you know what pregnant women got through at work? You have no idea until you read this story by & . A Walmart employee WITH a doctor's note was forced to lift heavy things bc her boss didn't believe she'd get hurt...
Inside America’s biggest companies, pregnancy discrimination is rampant. Women get fired, miss promotions and lose pay. It’s illegal. Blockbuster investigation by
The NYT has a must-read piece on the ways in which women are discriminated against once they become mothers.
This NYT story on pregnancy discrimination is so worth reading. And so true. It's so ingrained in our culture that most of the discrimination I faced after getting pregnant and when interviewing with a baby was inflicted by women.
Many women in America face pregnancy discrimination at work, and it presents a serious threat to women's health.
You read it right. Pregnant women continue to be systematically discriminated at their workplaces. This in unacceptable! We need to continue fighting and pushing for policies that put a stop to discrimination once and for all!
Here’s the in with an article on “Pregnancy Discrimination,” in which we learn that some companies discriminate against pregnant women in physically demanding jobs… for being less physically able to do physically demanding jobs.
This whole NYT series on pregnancy discrimination has been so well done and revealing. Really worth a read.
“It was like they assumed my brain changed overnight.” An inside look at how some of the biggest companies in America punish pregnant women. With the indomitable
Each child chops 4% off a woman’s hourly wages. Men’s earnings, meanwhile, increase by 6% when they become fathers.
A study conducted by a Stanford sociologist gave hundreds of real-world hiring managers two résumés from equally qualified women. Half of them signaled that candidate had a child. The managers were 2X as likely to call the childless woman for an I/view.
('s book Do Babies Matter? showed with national data that marriage & children completely account for why female PhD recipients don’t get tenure-track jobs, so this lamentable news isn’t surprising.
('s book Do Babies Matter? showed with national data that marriage & children completely account for why female PhD recipients don’t get tenure-track jobs, so this lamentable news isn’t surprising.
Pretty much every woman in my life has personally worried or knows someone who has worried about pregnancy discrimination derailing their career. They have reason to be afraid.
Happy 2 live in #Norway; supports #workingmoms & doesn't make me choose btwn my 2 loves: family & work. Tx & my husband 4 holding down the fort w our 4 month old & 6 yr old so mama could talk shop today at #SaaStrEuropa #diversity #nordicmade
‘Consider an Abortion’: An Epidemic of Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination
Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies
‘Consider an Abortion’: An Epidemic of Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination #women #workplace #discrimination #pregnancy
Many of the country’s largest and most prestigious companies still systematically sideline pregnant women. The ⁦⁩ reviewed thousands of pages of public documents and interviewed dozens of women. ⁦⁦⁩ ⁦
Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies
ICYMI: Pregnancy discrimination still happens in the US #GRIT2018
Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies #discrimination
Writing about the gender of federalism cases, including 1 where a fed co found to be "immune" against QC legislation protecting pregnant women. Companies still not heeding women asking for modifications when they say their job puts their foetuses at risk.
When she was 8 months pregnant, she discussed potential future career moves with Mr. Freshwater. He responded: “You’re old and having babies so there’s nowhere for you to go.” Read & on pregnancy discrimination
"Each child chops 4 percent off a woman’s hourly wages...Men’s earnings increase by 6 percent when they become fathers, after controlling for experience, education, marital status and hours worked."
Each child chops 4% off a woman’s hourly wages. Men’s increase by 6% when they become fathers, after controlling for other factors. #Pregnancydiscrimination is a #genderequity issue and results in lost earnings for women.
Pregnancy discrimination is one reason that women with children earn less than women without children. & do a great job showing how it affects women across all different types of work
My heart broke reading this story by & . The bias and discrimination these women have experienced is unconscionable. And it’s up to all of us to say it’s unacceptable.
Stop what you’re doing this morning and read this investigation into pregnancy discrimination at all levels of corporate America.
It’s 2018, and pregnant women are still facing out-right discrimination at work because they choose to start or grow their families.
Many of the US's largest and most prestigious companies systematically sideline pregnant women. They pass them over for promotions and raises. They fire them when they complain.
"It took Ms. Woolbright a year to land another job. Her children outgrew their clothes. She thought about swallowing enough antidepressants to kill herself."
There is an epidemic of work discrimination against pregnant women in America
There’s an Epidemic of Discrimination Against Pregnant Women at Work
Well then let’s sue the shit out of any company that discriminates against pregnant women or new mothers.
"When she got pregnant, Otisha Woolbright asked to stop lifting heavy trays at Walmart. Her boss said she had seen Demi Moore do a flip on TV when she was nearly full-term—so being pregnant was 'no excuse.' Ms. Woolbright kept lifting until she got hurt."
😡😡😡 Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies
Unbelievable. (And great Marshall McLuhan-style cameo from Demi Moore here.)
Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies
“Some women hit the maternal wall long before the glass ceiling."
The argument is that pregnancy is equivalent to an injury that occurred outside the workplace, and hence discrimination against pregnant women at work is OK.
We should treasure mother’s and motherhood. Instead...
This is a very important piece: There’s an Epidemic of Discrimination Against Pregnant Women at Work
Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies
It’s almost 2019, and pregnant women are still facing out-right discrimination at work because they choose to start or grow their families.
#Pregnancy #Discrimination Is Rampant Inside #America’s Biggest Companies #Women #Family #Values
One of the subheads in this piece is "Pausing to Vomit" which really captures 2018 nicely.
Goes the other way, too. "There is a cultural perception that if you’re a good mother, you’re so dedicated to your children that you couldn’t possibly be that dedicated to your career." Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies
This is infuriating. Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies
There’s an Epidemic of Discrimination Against Pregnant Women at Work - The New York Times
Rampant Pregnancy Discrimination in America’s Top Companies via
Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies via