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Trending: How Wide is Our Wage Gap?

If all things were equal, Connecticut men and women in would all take home the state’s median earnings of $54,184 a year. But all things aren’t equal here, and while women make up 42.7 percent of the state’s workforce, census data shows that female full-time workers earn an average of $15,336 less than the state’s […] [Read More]

On International Women’s Day 2013, how do local towns stack up on equality?

Today is International Women’s Day, a celebration of achievements and a chance to inspire women toward gaining further ground. The holiday has been celebrated in America for 102 years, since its inception in 1911. But even after more than a century of reflecting on women’s place in society, there are still many inequalities between men […] [Read More]

What would Betty Friedan think of Southwestern Connecticut on 50th anniversary of ‘The Feminine Mystique?’

Today marks 50 years since Betty Friedan’s groundbreaking book The Feminine Mystique was first published. In the half-century since her words were first printed, beginning a rush of consciousness raising surrounding what she called “the problem that has no name” — the unhappiness of women across the nation, a lot of progress has been made. […] [Read More]

Just how much older are local grooms than their brides?

If you grabbed a copy of the Connecticut Post, Danbury News-Times, Stamford Advocate or Greenwich Time Thursday morning, you likely saw a story about the fact that local grooms are the oldest in the nation to make their way down the aisle. And brides are near the top, too. According to Census data, Connecticut grooms […] [Read More]