National Journal follows up it’s piece, What It’s Like to Be a Woman on Capitol Hill Numerous women who work on the Hill say they’ve been excluded from solo meetings and evening events, a practice that could be illegal. Is discrimination one of them?
National Journal polled women who work there to find out. This spring, National Journal anonymously surveyed more than 500 women staffers about what it’s like to be a woman on the Hill. We asked them to share whether—and how—gender plays a role in their work. We received dozens of responses, from chiefs and deputy chiefs […]
American mothers die in childbirth at twice the rate they did in 2000 (!) “In the last quarter century, the rate at which women die of pregnancy-related causes has dropped 45%, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report (pdf), to just 210 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2013. While rates are still high in many part of the […]