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May 1, 2006... In the 1970s I interviewed an elderly labor historian named Morris Schnapper. He told stories of his lifelong work exposing anti-union dirty tricks and government antilabor programs. At one point he told me about how the CIA had created a publishing house that served as a front to publish...
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons.(Photography)
May 1, 2006... Sculptor, installation artist, videographer, and photographer, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons' works have earned international acclaim. In she elegantly renders elements of her personal history and persona in art forms that have almost universal relevance. Canada, Italy, Norway, Japan,...
The tax on being female: 23 cents per hour and counting: media critic Jennifer L. Pozner talks with Evelyn Murphy and her collaborator E.J. Graff about their new book Getting Even, the wage gap, the media, and what individuals, employers, and legislators can do to achieve equity at long last.(Interview)
May 1, 2006... JENNIFER L. POZNER: Your primary claim in Getting Even is that "Over her working lifetime, a woman will lose between $700,000 and $2 million," and that women still earn approximately 77 cents for every dollar men earn for comparable work. How did you arrive at these figures? EVELYN...
Media discrimination begets biased content.
May 1, 2006... The mainstream media often enlists women to proclaim that the wage gap is either the fault of feminists (Kate O'Beirne's National Review article "59 Cents, and Other Rot--A took at some feminist myths" is typical of headlines in conservative magazines and major corporate news outlets...
May 1, 2006... Because of an editing error (for which reviewer Jasmin Darznik bears no responsibility), the review of A Bed of Red Flowers in the January/February 2006 WRB used incorrect terminology to refer to Afghan women. "Afghanis" are units of currency; people generally prefer to be called "Afghans."...