How Our Workplace Policies Are Keeping Women Poor
Beyoncé—a performer, working mother, and American icon— shows many of us the woman we want to be. But to state the obvious, we can’t all work it like Beyoncé. Literally. We can’t work, raise a child, and pay our bills like Beyoncé can, because despite the national outpouring of positivity that followed her back-lit feminist power-silhouette at the VMA’s earlier this year, we still don’t have policies in place that allow working mothers—particularly working mothers in low-wage jobs, the overwhelming majority of whom are women of color—to make a decent living.
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