Rebecca Gale
Rebecca Gale

Rebecca Gale is a regular contributor to the Better Life Lab and an award-winning journalist covering the nexus of politics and people in Washington. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Roll Call, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Health Affairs, among other outlets.

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Sept. 20 2018 10:00 AMWhere Are All the Images of Working Pregnant Women?Nearly 70 percent of women work while pregnant, but they’re almost entirely absent from TV, newspapers, and magazines.
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July 3 2018 10:00 AMWhen Men Sue Women’s Empowerment Orgs for Gender DiscriminationExperts suggest many groups falter when they settle instead of fighting back.
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June 11 2018 5:57 AMHow Do You Use Your 168 Hours Each Week?An interview with the work-life expert who doesn’t think you’re as busy as you think.
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May 2 2018 11:42 AMThe National Fight for Paid Leave Has Moved to StatehousesConnecticut, Massachusetts, Colorado, and Hawaii could be next.
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Feb. 27 2018 10:00 AMDrinking With Co-WorkersSexual harassment is not the only reason we should rethink pairing drinks and work.
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Jan. 23 2018 1:38 PMHow One Mom Changed Lyft’s Paid Family Leave PolicyAnd the national organizing initiative helping others do the same at their workplaces.
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Dec. 5 2017 1:37 PMSexual Harassers Probably Aren’t the Old Men You Imagine They Are
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Nov. 2 2017 11:53 AMWhere Is the Toughest Place to Report Sexual Harassment? It Might Be Capitol Hill.
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Oct. 10 2017 10:00 AMHow the Women of Amazon Fought for—and Won—a Revolutionary Family Leave Policy
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July 20 2018 10:05 AMThe Allure of Small Towns for Big City FreelancersIt’s harder for creative professionals to make a living in big cities. Many are looking elsewhere.
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June 20 2018 11:41 AMWork Requirements for Housing Assistance Are a DisasterBut this largely unknown HUD program can actually make a difference.
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May 15 2018 10:00 AMThe Seattle Area Is Solving One of Housing’s Biggest ChallengesBy returning to public housing—with some twists.
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April 4 2018 10:00 AMWhy Some Doctor’s Offices Double as Legal ClinicsPregnant women have rights, but enforcing them takes resources.
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Feb. 21 2018 12:03 PMPaid Family Leave Finds an Unlikely Ally: InvestorsShareholder resolutions could turn up the heat on American companies to offer more robust and equitable leave policies.
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Jan. 12 2018 10:05 AMWalmart Announces Incomplete Paid Leave Policy for EmployeesMany of the workers who fought for paid leave won’t benefit from the policy they helped win.
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Nov. 16 2017 10:19 AMLooking for Work (and Child Care, Too, Please)
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Oct. 17 2017 9:30 AMWhat Really Helps Women Succeed at Work? Access to Birth Control.