Their absence could hurt the broader U.S. economy, so policymakers are weighing ways to help them return to work.
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Calls to expand the draft to include women have grown in recent years, particularly after the Pentagon opened all combat roles to women in 2015.
Fewer jobs, more robots and lots of women at home: 4 charts that show how Covid-19 changed America’s workforce
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As vaccinations become more widespread and cases drop, policy makers are debating where the job market goes from here: Where will new jobs come from? What’s the future of working from home? With automation accelerating, which jobs are most vulnerable?
‘Stories Aren’t Falling Off the Trees Anymore’: A Conversation With the Women Running Washington Newsrooms
Katelyn Fossett / Politico
Four of the largest newsrooms in D.C.—the Washington Post, Politico, the New York Times’ Washington Bureau and Vox—are run by women. And after four chaotic years of Donald Trump and a pandemic year that made us rethink how we work, these leaders will chart the way forward for journalism in the new Washington.
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The Paycheck Fairness Act would require employers to demonstrate that any gap in pay between a man and a woman was due to job performance rather than gender.
Nine Black women mayors now lead big cities, a historic high. All hold office in the midst of a deadly pandemic that has laid bare systemic inequities — and only heightened demands for police reform. But in the wake of the George Floyd protests, the mayors of Atlanta, Chicago and D.C. were challenged perhaps more than any others.
Addressing Rape in Four Minutes or Less: Dating App Reps Left Unprepared to Respond to Assault Victims
Brian EdwardsElizabeth Naismith PiccianiSarah Spicer and Keith Cousins / Politico
At OkCupid and other dating apps, moderators are expected to resolve customer claims of sexual assault in minutes — and with no special training.
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The Post made history this week by appointing its first female executive editor. But why did the newspaper have to look outside its own ranks for a woman to lead the newroom?
The expectation that law students complete multiple clerkships before making it to the Supreme Court is just another hurdle for women and those that take on law school debt.