1:45 pm, February 14th | by Colette McIntyre
One of the more interesting proposals that President Obama laid out in his State of the Union address was an argument to increase the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour and index it to inflation. In a speech that garnered a loud ovation in the House chamber, Obama declared a higher minimum wage vital to “a rising, thriving middle class.” You might not expect it, but the question of what minimum wage ought to be is actually a specifically feminist issue.
6:45 pm, February 13th | by Colette McIntyre
In today’s EOD roundup, USA Today gives it up for the female auto engineers. While only 5 percent of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ members are women, female engineers are making their mark in the auto industry, especially in the realm of safety features. Making products that save lives and breaking down gender biases — all in a day’s work for the female engineer.