Stories by Martha Burk

Martha Burk is the money editor for Ms, and author of Cult of Power: Sex Discrimination in the Workplace and What Can Be Done About It. subscribe to Martha Burk's feed

Posted on: Dec 23, 2014, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The Trans-Pacific Partnership could cut off access to generic drugs for people with HIV/AIDS, who are increasingly women and kids.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2013, Source: Other Words

From dangerous new rules at slaughterhouses to the rock-bottom wages fast-food workers get paid, there are many reasons to lay off this kind of poultry.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2010, Source: Other Words

Eliminating punishment for corporations means no suits for putting drugs on the market that kill people, selling E coli-laced hamburgers, or pouring toxic waste into groundwater.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2010, Source: Other Words

Like Freddy Krueger, the fight to privatize Social Security never really dies: It's a nightmare that keeps returning in different forms.

Posted on: May 18, 2009, Source: Huffington Post

We need to know Obama is not afraid to say unequivocally that he supports the fundamental rights of his daughters and my granddaughters.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2008, Source: Ms. Magazine

The economy, war, the health care crisis and tax policies all affect women differently than men. And women have the power to change them all.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2008, Source: Ms. Magazine

Government budget plans overlook the needs of women. The solution? Gender-budgeting.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2007, Source: Ms. Magazine

Scoring a major victory in the culture war, pro-choice candidates in Kansas won handily in 2006. Political strategists, take note.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2007, Source: Ms. Magazine

It's time to start righting the income tax system's wrongs.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2007, Source:

Opponents of fair pay predict that capitalism will collapse if women's earnings ever reach those of their male counterparts. It's a Big Lie.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006, Source:

Analysis shows that female voters determined the 2006 elections. Will women-friendly policy result?

Posted on: Nov 8, 2006, Source:

While the final counts aren't in, we can tout some gains for working women.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2006, Source: Ms. Magazine

Whether supporting repressive regimes abroad or giving tax breaks to ExxonMobil, U.S. priorities are consistent: Oil wins over women's rights.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2006, Source:

Women's rights in the U.S. are at a low not seen since the Fifties.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2006, Source: Ms. Magazine

Alito's confirmation, if it happens, could effectively torpedo female workplace rights for a generation.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2005, Source:

Is the Democratic Party's obsession with framing pushing women out of the picture?