The Shriver Report – Headlines from the Front Lines

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Headlines from the Front Lines
Photo by VirginMoney

Photo by VirginMoney


It’s Friday! Deep breath in…and out…now pat yourself on the back. You made it!

We understand that you’re one of the many #WomenDoingItAll, which is why we appreciate you taking the time to check out  As a token of our gratitude, we want to help you stay in the know without all the effort. At the end of each week, aside from our original posts, we’ll also share the latest stories from across the web that have our editorial team talking.

So take a well-deserved moment for yourself (even if it is while waiting in line at the grocery store): here are the conversations and headlines from the front lines of women lives.

  • Don’t forget to tip your servers – or on second thought, how about we start paying them a living wage? Feminist icon Gloria Steinem is now speaking out on behalf of women in the restaurant industry. The former waitress has launched the #LivingOffTips campaign to raise awareness and standards in food service. Full story: Restaurant Opportunities Center United: Living Off Tips
  • Thousands of children kicked out of Head Start programs, domestic violence shelters at risk of shutting down, and children at risk of going without cancer treatment?  Sounds like a nightmare.  It is.  And it is all due to a stalemate in Washington that is taking a massive toll on everyone, not the least of which are women and children. WIC programs, Head Start, and domestic violence shelters around the country are struggling to stay afloat. The good news is that both sides have apparently been talking. Fingers crossed this is resolved soon.  Very soon. Full story: The Nation: Domestic Violence Shelters Struggle to Stay Open During Shutdown  
  • Did you know that in 2012, 21 NFL teams carried at least one player with domestic violence or assault charges? Not good at all.  Well, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and some NFL players have actively spoken out against this violence, and others are suggesting it may be time for an official NFL campaign. Full Story: Good Men Project: The NFL and Domestic Violence