Texas Woman Suffrage, Minnie Fish & Moving Women’s Equality Forward

Today is Women’s Equality Day – the 93rd anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment to the US constitution.  My op-ed in today’s Houston Chronicle. How about full equity by the 100th anniversary in 2020? Women’s suffrage Texas-style Ninety-three


Track That Trend: How Is the Recession Affecting Women in Your Industry?

Though we’ve heard a lot about this recession affecting men’s jobs more than women’s, the jobs that we’ve heard that women have no trouble holding on to are the low paid jobs in traditionally female fields. IIn the past, where women had made inroads into better paid, traditionally male fields they were often disproportionately represented in the layoff pools. Is that still the case – or have we turned a corner?


Recession as Birth Control? Varies by Age.

Along with the recession, the drop may have something to do also with recognition, as the teen rate rose in 2006 and 2007, of problems with Ab-only ed — and moves in a number of states away from that.

Likewise, all the additional people who had babies in 2007 (that rise occurred in all age brackets except those 45+ and those 14 and under) were busy in 2008 — taking care of those kids. Demand in the baby realm is not infinite.

On the other hand, recession-based decisions against a baby today among folks who would have otherwise felt ready, will lead to further increases in births to older moms (and dads) down the line. Lots of ripple effects to all these social dynamics.