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    Review: The Great American Lie

    As we gear up for a remarkable presentation from Tiffany Shlain, our 2018 INSPIRED Event speaker, we are learning how important film can be in shifting our awareness of the world around us – both positively and negatively. Shlain’s studies in character and curiosity encourage us to think broadly and differently about how we perceive […]

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    As Housing Costs Rise, Women Face Increased Barriers to Obtaining Home Ownership

    Recent information from the Pew Charitable Trusts confirm what we are hearing from the nonprofit sector: the high cost of home rental leaves most families out of homeownership. After the 2007-09 recession more households are termed “rent burdened” spending more than 30% of their pre-tax income on housing. In fact, Census Bureau data shares that […]

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    Family Attitudes Change as Moves Toward Gender Equality Slows in US

    There’s a new attitude in town, and it may not be what we expect. Drawing data from nearly 40 years of surveys taken by high school seniors, sociologists found that millennials (born between 1982 and the early 2000s) have a shift in thinking about gender.  Although over 90% of millennials believe that women should have […]

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    Proposed Trump Budget through A Gender Lens

    Our work at Chrysalis involves helping decision-makers take into account how their decisions may disproportionately affect girls and women.  In this light, I’d like to share a few thoughts on the proposed budget received by Congress last week so that you gain an understanding of this “gender lens.” If the proposed 2018 budget would pass […]

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    Work Scheduling Issues and Unintended Consequences

    We’ve long known that the majority of low-wage workers are women (paying less than $10.50/hour).  Roughly 2/3 of all low-wage workers are women, most who are challenged by work scheduling or policies that affect their ability to take care of other responsibilities including caregiving (children or parents), pursuing an education, participating in training, or working […]

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    What is Wealth: A Gender Perspective

    So much recent discussion –on both local and national levels- has been about the challenge of income and wealth gaps.  But those looking for solutions most often focus on income – raising minimum wage, skills training, connecting people to employment opportunities.  The impact of this inequality has major implications for women, especially if the focus […]

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    Women and Heroin Addiction

    Earlier this month, we heard from Chrysalis grantees that the newest and most  difficult problem they face in the women and girls they serve is addiction to heroin.  Heroin is in a class of drugs known as opioids, which include prescription pain relievers oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl.  They work on a naturally occurring […]

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    Juggling College and Child Care

    A recent article from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) delivered an eye-opening reality about another issue facing student parents – the cost of child care. The article profiled a young mother, Andrea Fitch, whose parenting experience was both a joy and challenge for her husband and for her.  The high costs of basic […]

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