What We’re Reading Today (8/24)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)


The New York Times

Pregnant and Far from Home, a Sisterhood of the Expecting

Kirk Johnson, August 24


The Wall Street Journal

Sexual-Harassment Scandals Lead to Tough Conversations in Silicon Valley

Yoree Koh, August 24


Market Watch

One theory why income inequality has grown in America

Jacob Passy, August 24


Market Watch

U.S. jobless claims inch up from 6-month low

Greg Robb, August 24


Huffington Post

The Problem With Shutting Down Abortion Clinics In Rural And Low-Income Areas

Jenavieve Hatch, August 23


The Washington Post

Federal prisons must now provide free tampons and pads to incarcerated women

Michael Alison Chandler, August 24


Market Watch

Student loan company accused of delaying debt forgiveness for teachers and social workers

Jillian Berman, August 23


The New York Times

Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago

Jeremy Ashkenas, Haeyoun Park, and Adam Pearce, August 24


The New York Times

How Redlining’s Racist Effects Lasted for Decades

Emily Badger, August 24


The New York Times

Military Transgender Ban to Begin Within 6 Months, Memo Says

Julie Hirschfeld Davis, August 23


The New York Times

Federal Judge Rejects a Revised Voter ID Law in Texas

Manny Fernandez, August 23



The New York Times

In Movies and on TV, Racism Made Plain

Wesley Morris, August 23


The New York Times

‘Girls Trip’ Writers Make Movie History — and Influence It, Too

Yamiche Alcindor, August 23



The Washington Post

Bend the trend: Reviving unionization in America

Jared Bernstein, August 24


The Washington Post

Trump’s claim that he, himself, created 1 million jobs as president

Glenn Kessler, August 24



Study Insists That Men Have Just As Much Work-Life Stress as Women, and I’m Not Here For It

Hillary Kelly, August 23

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