women’s rights

In #MeToo era, steps forward and back

In #MeToo era, steps forward and back

Amid progress, there are still many issues to reckon with

When it comes to reckoning with the role of women in society, it can sometimes be difficult to know whether we’re in a period of enlightened new awareness or blithe ignorance. So it is that today’s news features stories on a major Boston hospital rethinking the prominent posting of portraits of the all-male cast of(...)

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Gag rule impacts Massachusetts

Gag rule impacts Massachusetts

New move to withhold funding from clinics providing abortion services could affect all states

In Massachusetts, we view abortion rights as settled law, though acknowledging that there are still pockets of deep opposition. The debate over abortion rights rarely rises to an issue in federal or local races here because state law is so firm on a woman’s right to choose that a vocal opponent rarely has a chance(...)

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Gag rule impacts Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, we view abortion rights as settled law, though acknowledging that there are still pockets of deep opposition. The debate over abortion rights rarely rises to an issue in federal or local races here because state law is so firm on a woman’s right to choose that a vocal opponent rarely has a chance(...)

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Time for action on pay equity for women

Time for action on pay equity for women

Legislature should pass paid leave and $15 minimum wage

TODAY, WE OBSERVE International Women’s Day, as women across the globe call for gender equality. Here in Massachusetts, 2018 could be the year we make major strides towards pay equity for women. In 2016, Massachusetts passed the strongest equal pay law in the country. When it goes into effect on July 1 of this year,(...)

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