Category Archives: Recession

More on the Recession

As you can tell, the economy’s on my mind these days (is there anyone out there who’s not thinking about it?). Today’s New York Times had a fascinating piece on how layoffs are affecting the percentage of women in the workforce, concluding that women’s workforce particpation may well surpass men’s if current trends in layoffs […]

More on the Gendered Recession

As a follow-up to the post from earlier this week, below are links to two more great posts on the recession, women, and gender: “Gender implications of the recession” by Ann at Feministing.com “Coverage of WOMEN and the Recession” by Deborah Siegel at Girl w/ Pen As they point out, the coverage so far on […]

A Gendered Recession?

Regular readers of the New York Times may have noticed that the Times believes that there are currently two recessions going on — a women’s recession which leads to  support groups named things such as DABA (Dating a Banker Anonymous) and women who suffer vicariously from their boyfriends’ / husbands’ layoffs, and a men’s recession in which […]