Hollywood working moms and the brutal conflict between family and career

Jason Cheng

Nearly every mother in Hollywood has a horror story.

There was the time screenwriter and showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna was 8½ months pregnant and a studio executive joked, “I guess today would be a bad day to punch you in the stomach.” There was the time Nisha Ganatra, director of the upcoming Mindy Kaling film “Late Night,” went on a scouting trip to India when she was a new mom and found herself driving around the country in a van “with 15 dudes,” pumping breast milk in “a woodshed in the middle of a desert and an outhouse behind a restaurant.” There was the time a dream job offer fell through for Oscar-nominated “Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison because producers panicked that she’d be going back to work a few weeks after giving birth — something she was willing to do to help realize one of the most exciting scripts she had ever read. The experience, she says, “made me acutely aware of the prejudices in this industry, specifically in my line of work.”

Driving Equality in the Workplace: Practical Solutions to Some of the Business World’s Most Persistent Issues of Inequality

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This content functions as a complimentary resource for those who would like to guide their business culture toward an environment of equality — in turn driving positive returns, contributing to employees’ overall satisfaction at work and thereby decreasing employee turnover, contributing positively to the global economy, and acting as leaders in their industry.

Women Are Better than Men at Paying Their Mortgages

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Looking at loan performance for the first time by gender, however, we find that these weaker credit profiles do not translate neatly into weaker performance. In fact, when credit characteristics are held constant, women actually perform better than men. Nonetheless, since pricing is tied to credit characteristics not performance, women actually pay more relative to theiractual risk than do men.Ironically, despite their better performance, women are more likely to be denied a mortgage than men .Given that more than one-third of female only borrowers are minorities and almost half of them live in low-income communities, we need to develop more robust and accurate measures of risk to ensure that we aren’t denying mortgages to women who are fully able to make good on their payments.

One Time in New Orleans – Women Stormed a Bar Meant Just for Men

Hei-ock Kim

Photo: Rebeca Todd GoNOLA September 5, 2017 By Jenny Bahn The bar was three rows deep with pill box hats and slingback heels. On September 26, 1949, a platoon of women elbowed their way into the Roosevelt Hotel, that grand white beast just south of Canal, in pursuit of equal rights and the best drinks in town. They found both …

Lawyers Club of San Diego – Sexual Harassment Taskforce

Hei-ock Kim

  The Sexual Harassment Task Force was created to explore explore issues surrounding sexual harassment in the legal community and to create solutions to help prevent women from leaving the practice of law due to sexual harassment in the workplace. We are working with City Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry on the Workplace Equity Initiative, exploring the topic of …

Lawyers Club of San Diego – Sexual Harassment Task Force

Hei-ock Kim

  The Sexual Harassment Task Force was created to explore explore issues surrounding sexual harassment in the legal community and to create solutions to help prevent women from leaving the practice of law due to sexual harassment in the workplace. We are working with City Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry on the Workplace Equity Initiative, exploring the topic of …

France Bans Street Harassment, Approving Hefty Fines For Catcallers

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NPR August 2, 2018 By Colin Dwyer French lawmakers have approved a measure outlawing sexual harassment in the street, rendering catcalling and lewd or degrading comments a crime punishable by on-the-spot fines of up to 750 euros — or more than $870. The country’s Senate passed the legislation late Wednesday as part of a broader package of measures targeting sexual …

Gov. Jerry Brown signs a slate of bills inspired by the #MeToo movement

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Los Angeles Times September 30, 2018 By Melanie Mason The #MeToo movement has now made its mark on California law, with Gov. Jerry Brown signing a number of bills Sunday that were introduced following an outpouring of attention to sexual harassment and misconduct. Among the bills approved by Brown was a measure to prohibit settlement agreements that prevent the disclosure …

Who Voted Saudis Onto UN Gender-Equality Body? Democracies Still Won’t Say

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CNS News April 27, 2017 By Patrick Goodenough (Update: Belgium on Thursday became the first of a group of democracies on ECOSOC to admit voting for Saudi Arabia to join the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. Prime Minister Charles Michel told lawmakers he regretted the decision, which was taken by a diplomat acting with proper consultation with the …