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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Womens rights
November 10, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Balancing a career and pregnancy: Increase paid family leave

I’m a college student and I would love to have children, later in life [“The fears of balancing pregnancy and a career,” Opinion, Oct. 25]. However, I find myself also frightened about having children while having a job for many of the same reasons presented in the guest column. As the column stated, only three…


Comments | More in Womens rights | Topics: Alex Lewis, gender equality, maternity leave

September 11, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Reproductive rights: Praise for the Seattle City Council

As someone who moved from Kansas City, Mo., to Seattle five years ago I was disappointed, though not shocked, to read the article “Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period” [Nation & World, Sept. 11]. I am proud, however, that Seattle City Council members voted unanimously in support of repealing the Hyde Amendment’s ban on…


Comments | More in Womens rights | Topics: Hyde Amendment, Kansas City, Mo.

August 9, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Hold men responsible for moral character

The character, and self control of men, is astonishingly absent from syndicated columnist David Brooks latest missive on the disadvantaged [“The character factory,” Opinion, Aug. 2]. In his opinion, young women who have a clear path to affordable education are less likely to be teen moms. Brooks inference is that young women would exercise…


Comments | More in Womens rights | Topics: David Brooks, Karen Clay, men

April 16, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Gender wage gap: Family leave important for gender parity

I commend The Seattles Times’ editorial board for calling upon the city to pay women equal wages for equal work in the editorial “Gender wage gap persists; city should provide equal pay” [Opinion, April 11]. I was surprised, however, by the recommendation for increasing women’s access to training instead of advocating for the City…


Comments | More in Womens rights | Topics: gender equity, Jane Oliphant, Seattle City Council

April 14, 2014 at 8:17 AM

Not much has changed in 44 years for parity in women’s pay

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the Equal Rights Amendment (the possible 26th Amendment then) was being discussed, argued and finally defeated, I was a young mother whose job was to raise  four chilldren. Women are still getting about 23 cents less an hour per $1  than men. Still!  [“Forum: The gender pay…


Comments | More in Womens rights | Topics: Elizabeth M. Williams, Equal Rights Amendment, Pay parity