Day: March 15, 2011

The least happy person in America

Who is she? “[A] 4’10”, middle-aged Muslim woman without children who is separated from her husband and earns under $12,000 a year. She’s also an unemployed manufacturing worker in West Virginia.” By contrast, the happiest person in America (statistically-speaking, of…

Here is your chance to make a difference

Earlier this month, I posted Some fabulous Guatemalan teenage girls could do with your help. You can click through for details of the wonderful work being done. In essence, Voces de Cambio, the only all-girls afterschool program in the country,…

Women lead in unpaid work

Women earn less than men for similar work, and also do more work for free. Around the world, women spend more time on childcare, cooking and cleaning — all for no pay — than men. On child care in particular,…