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 ShriverReport.org. 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
- All of that talk about females being “naturally” suited for caregiving may not carry much weight after all. Researchers found that with exposure to babies, dads’ brains, just like moms’, become wired for nurture – in rats, at least. Full Story: Washington Post: With exposure to babies, rodent dads’ brains, like moms’, become wired for nurture
- 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
- Fed up with the gender pay gap? Moving to Vermont or New York might make you feel a bit better – they are two of the states that pay women the closest rate to men. You may want to avoid Wyoming, however. Yikes! Full Story: The Atlantic: The States Where Women Make the Most (and Least) Compared to Men
- Stanford University is breaking down barriers in the U.S. military’s “boys club!” They are taking gender into account by studying groups of female vets exclusively – in the past, research on veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been strictly limited to pools of men. Stanford’s studies have shown that women exhibit severe symptoms at higher rates than the general population of veterans with TBI. Full Story: The Clayman Institute for Gender Research: To treat traumatic brain injury in soldiers, take gender into account
- Headlines from the Front Lines
- Let’s Hear it for the Girls
- More Leisurely Dads, Breast Feeding Barriers and $100 that is worth a Million
- Merry Wives in the Workplace, the Problem with Flexible Scheduling and Why You Should Stop Asking, “What’s Next?”
- How Hillary is Putting More Cracks in the Glass Ceiling, An Ongoing Struggle for Working Parents and the New Face of Poverty