They’re the backbone of the American economy, but if you listen to pundits and politicians, working-class women don’t even exist.
The realms of entertainment and politics dominate the headlines, while sexual harassment and assault of domestic workers goes largely unaddressed.
Wages are slowly leveling out in industries where both sexes work. But occupational segregation creates a different kind of pay inequity, shutting women out of higher-paying jobs altogether.
A top scientist in her field reflects on the sexist culture that has held her, and so many other women in STEM, from reaching their full potential. And yet, she's hopeful.
Despite the sexism oozing from the White House, states are gradually tackling paid family leave, signaling to Washington that a national policy is long overdue. Should we hold our breath?