Carrie L. Lukas is the managing director of the Independent Women’s Forum. Lukas is the co-author of Liberty Is No War on Women, and the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism, which was published by Regnery Publishing in May 2006. She is also a contributor to Forbes.com and the vice president for policy and economics at the Independent Women’s Voice. Lukas’s commentaries have appeared in numerous newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today. Before joining IWF, she worked on Capitol Hill as the senior domestic policy analyst for the House Republican Policy Committee. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She currently lives with her husband and five children in Berlin, Germany.
The biggest costs of the PRO Act won’t be borne by employers and businesses. It will be the workers who have less freedom and flexibility to decide how they want to earn a living.
Those supporting the Social Security paid leave approach think this could be our best, most realistic option and reshape how the public thinks about government and our public safety net.
We should be able to speak with one voice on this: Women and girls everywhere deserve basic human rights and to be free from violence and exploitation.
When people ask me questions or make comments about my five kids, I understand why. Many are asking about a path not taken, or one that they are toying going down, but worry about the unknowns.
Rather than assuming the wage gap is proof our workplaces are intractably sexist, women should recognize that the choices we make will determine how high we rise.
Sexism is Hillary Clinton’s biggest asset.
Most parents prefer to care for their own children or informal childcare arrangements with family and friends. Government shouldn’t make any childcare choices more difficult or expensive.
Our first line of defense should be making sure young women know this about men, too.
A recent ad about why girls don’t become engineers is misleading.
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