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HashtagThisIsImportant No. 19 – #PeopleWhoHappentoBeWomen

The latest HashtagThisIsImportant is out. Check it out, if you like it. Sign up.

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Women, Parents, and Low-Wage Workers in the Workplace

I’ve been covering quite a bit of work news lately, including a piece for Refinery29 about Netflix’s new “unlimited” parental leave policy, which doesn’t actually cover their hourly workers.

But I also got to write about this amazing startup that is hoping to change the way companies do parental leave everywhere, for FastCompany.

Fast Company: A New Platform Makes Parental Leave Easier on Companies, And Parents

And I got to dig into real-life stories of the gender wage gap, and talk to some experts about how to really talk salary at work, especially when you find out a male coworker might be making more than you.

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HashtagThisIsImportant A Newsletter

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I’ve started something new! A weeklyish newsletter featuring recommended reading, writing and listening. Sign up if you’re dying to know my podcast and book recommendations, or don’t want to miss the latest beautiful essay about feminism or article on the millennial generation… Because I care a lot about a lot of things, and I love to share: http://tinyletter.com/maggiejmertens

So far I’ve sent the first two issues, the next should come in the next week, or so.

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Death With Dignity – Pacific Standard

My essay, “Death With Dignity” about my grandfather’s choice to end his life via physician-assisted suicide in Oregon was published as The Weekend Essay in the amazing Pacific Standard.

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Read here: http://www.psmag.com/health-and-behavior/death-with-dignity-choosing-to-end-your-life