A Female Mason Perched High above Berlin (c. 1910)

With the rise of industrialization, the number of German women who worked outside the home also increased. This usually meant factory work. But in some families with their own businesses, daughters also learned a trade so that they could help out: here, we see a master-mason’s daughter during the renovation work on the old city …

Female grads reveal the worst things they’ve been asked at job interviews

Discrimination is alive and well… By Natasha Preskey Have any of your guy friends ever been faced with awkwardJOBinterview questions about whether they plan on knocking up their significant other? Thought not. “Do you plan on having children soon?” is just one of the sexist (and illegal) questions that women are often asked when applying for a job. Employment law …

The 595 struggling women cleaners return to their jobs

Enthusiasm among the struggling women cleaners of the Ministry of Economy, after the first statements of the new government that they will be reinstated back to their posts. This was the commitment of SYRIZA from the beginning of this struggle. The women welcomed yesterday the new leadership of the Ministry with celebration and flags, while …

Η κρυμμένη ιστορία της γυναικείας εργασίας

by Louise Raw It’s generally assumed that the history of women in the workplace begins somewhere around the 1950s, with blips around the world wars. Before that, we’re encouraged to think of women as largely domestic creatures, with little to do beyond “feminine” chores. In this we have been misled — and deliberately so. Women …