Archive for Women

Women in Congress: Statistics and Serving History

There have been 365 women elected to Congress since 1917. These two 2019 reports from CRS will provide apposite information: Women in Congress: Statistics and Brief Overview and Women in Congress, 1917-2019; the latter report details committee memberships in its 120 pages. See on what committees AOC is serving. Additional biographical information can be garnered from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

 

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What Women Earned in 2017

This Census Bureau graphic presents median income  for various occupations. Compare the Institute for Women’s Policy Research presentation that also includes income levels for men; the gender pay gap, unfortunately, is still all too real.

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African American Women Writers During the Civil War Era

From autobiographies to speeches to novels, this Library of Congress site features full text writings by a number of African American women. Various editions of the same work, where available, are included as well as photographs/drawings of the authors in question. A unique and valuable site.

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Obituaries of Women Who Should Have Been in “The New York Times”

The number of incredible women who are not in The New York Times is staggering; it has been the preserve of dead white men for decades. To slightly correct this imbalance, fifteen obits have been initially crafted by the writers of this newspaper. Figures range from the intrepid reporter Ida B. Wells to the novelist Charlotte Bronte. This new obituary section is labeled Overlooked, and it will be updated with many more additions over time.

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International Women’s Day: Some Sites

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Women in the Labor Force: 2015 Databook

This report is replete with statistical and graphical information on the current status of women in the workplace. From educational attainment to job status, this valuable, updated tool provides a plethora of data. Here are World Bank figures on labor force participation by women throughout the world.

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Facts and Figures for Women’s History Month

Data and their sources as published via the Census Bureau. Also consult the 2014 edition of Women in the Labor Force.

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