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Unkindest cut: Covid worsens the job vulnerability of women

As economic activity and trade have slowed dramatically, layoffs have become daily news across the formal and informal economy. At the end of all this we may yet find new economic arrangements, “more cohesive, inclusive and equal societies”, as last week’s World Economic Forum report suggested. Meanwhile, the pain is real. …

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Will Covid make women retreat at work?

By ELIZABETH RALPH  05/29/2020 01:00 PM EDT RULING THE WEEK First came the layoffs and the furloughs and the extra unpaid work — the pandemic-era burdens that women have been carrying more than men for months. We’ve seen this in report after report; one of the newest, released this week, …

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WTF is happening in the fashion industry right now?

HOW HAS THE PANDEMIC AFFECTED FASHION SO FAR? The industry has, in many ways, ground to a halt: orders are stuck in factories, designers and teams are unable to get to their studios, and of course, fashion week is CANCELLED. Students have had their graduate shows axed, young designers are …

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Why More Women Than Men Contract the Coronavirus in Oklahoma

Women account for about three-fourths of all COVID-19 infections among health-care workers and in nursing homes in Oklahoma, resulting in a higher proportion of women than men overall infected across the state. The total number of confirmed cases in Oklahoma surpassed 5,500 this week, while the death toll from the …

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Feds probing ways to address COVID-19 impact on women

OTTAWA — With women bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, federal officials are trying to figure out how recovery efforts can help get women back to work, earning more money and securing more stable jobs. Women have seen proportionately steeper job losses than men, and are more often in …

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Pandemic Steals Most From Immigrant Working Women

By Jackie Botts, CalMatters Early estimates indicate that the coronavirus pandemic has stolen jobs from non-citizen workers — including immigrants who have green cards, work visas or are undocumented — in California at higher rates than citizens. And women have suffered greater job loss than men.  But it’s the Californians …

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Pandemic steals most from immigrant working women

Early estimates indicate that the coronavirus pandemic has stolen jobs from non-citizen workers — including immigrants who have green cards, work visas or are undocumented — in California at higher rates than citizens. And women have suffered greater job loss than men.  But it’s the Californians at that intersection, women …

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Enjoy the sexy and safe drive-thru strip club operating in lockdown

Like all other non-essential businesses in Portland, Lucky Devil Lounge was forced to close its doors when the city imposed its lockdown on March 24. Boulden immediately decided to keep the club’s kitchen open, initially offering a service he called ‘Boober Eats’, which saw topless dancers delivering food orders. “It …

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Vienna Business Steps Up To Make Masks Amid Temporary Closure

VIENNA, VA — Lingerie store Trousseau temporarily closed in March due to the new coronavirus pandemic, but owners Sarah and Michael Wiener have been busy fulfilling orders. Those orders don’t involve the wide selection of bras typically fitted in store. Instead, they’ve been making handmade masks to donate to health …

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Job Losses Impact Women

Since the coronavirus sent the U-S economy into a tailspin, more than 21 million jobs have been lost, and research shows women lost nearly six out of every ten jobs across all sectors. In April alone, women’s job losses were five times higher than the total lost during the Great …

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Mother’s Day And COVID-19’s Impact On Women Of Color

Surgeon putting on mask Getty The COVID-19 pandemic draws attention to the connections across gender, race, and class. As the New York Times noted,  this crisis has a predominantly nonwhite, female face. Even before the pandemic, women of color often stood at the intersection of multiple barriers. At the top, under 1% …

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