Yet Kirsten Gillibrand says women also need to learn that it's okay to be aggressive.
The amount spent on negative political ads particularly hurts, she says.
Higher-income "single ladies" often push back against "patriarchy." But the statistics don't lie: Low-income, unmarried women face significant economic challenges when they stay single.
An Atlantic summit featuring Nancy Pelosi, Kirsten Gillibrand, Maria Shriver, and more.
Low-income women and single mothers are more likely to live with financial stress and regret, but they're also more optimistic about their prospects.
Minimum-wage jobs are physically demanding, have unpredictable schedules, and pay so meagerly that workers can't save up enough to move on.
New research shows that life expectancies for women in other first-world countries are rising faster than those of U.S. women. And the lives of poor women are even shorter.
Providers of physical and spiritual care are just as indispensable to our society as providers of income. So why don't we treat them that way?
Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, millions of women are still struggling to get by.