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The pandemic didn’t create working moms’ struggle. But it made it impossible to ignore.

An old cartoon from 1976 has been circulating on social media recently, titled “My Wife Doesn’t Work.” In 20 panels, it follows the daily routine of a stay-at-home mom: At 7 a.m., she’s packing lunches; at 11 a.m., she’s running errands; at 2 and 3 and 5 p.m., she’s sweeping, ironing and dishwashing while a …

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Citing COVID-19 threat, voters ask federal judge to force SC to widen absentee voting

Citing the threat from COVID-19, a group of Democratic voters and groups are asking a federal judge for an injunction that would require the South Carolina Election Commission to allow all voters — not just a limited few — the right to vote absentee in the upcoming November election. The request, made public Tuesday, is …

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The ‘shecession’: why economic crisis is affecting women more than men

Denise Frederick hasn’t stopped working since the pandemic began. But the nanny and home carer in New York City has also seen her pay cut in both jobs and she is uncertain about how long she will have either with the coronavirus outbreak far from under control. Like many women, the economic fallout from the …

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Census Door Knocking Cut A Month Short Amid Pressure To Finish Count

The Census Bureau is cutting short critical door-knocking efforts for the 2020 census amid growing concerns among Democrats in Congress that the White House is pressuring the bureau to wrap up counting soon for political gain, NPR has learned. Attempts by the bureau’s workers to conduct in-person interviews for the census will end on Sept. …

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To Protect Black Women and Save America From Itself, Elect Black Women

One-hundred years ago, women finally gained the right to vote through the 19th Amendment. But it’s taken much longer for women—specifically, Black women—to be granted a seat at the cultural and political table of America. Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress (in 1968) and the first woman and African American to seek …

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