Brigid Schulte

Social issues reporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Brigid

About 8,500 women will share a $190 million settlement. One says, “Now, I’m not trusting anyone.”

  • Jul 21, 2014

Gynecologist at East Baltimore Medical Center secretly videotaping patients and, in some instances, performing unnecessary and unattended pelvic examinations.

  • Jul 21, 2014

Few companies offer paid leave. Many think only moms need it, but more dads are pushing for it.

  • Jul 18, 2014

The EEOC has issued guidelines about pregnant workers’ rights as the Supreme Court is set to also weigh in

  • Jul 15, 2014

Just take a look at what happened in Iceland.

  • Jun 29, 2014

We’re at the White House Summit on Working Families, where things like paid leave and workplace flexibility for parents will be thrown into the national spotlight. Will it matter for you?

  • Jun 23, 2014

The United States is one of only three countries to offer no paid maternity leave, according to a new report by the United Nations’ International Labor Organization.

  • Jun 23, 2014

The proposals include more workplace flexibility, early childhood education, equal access to benefits for same-sex married couples and a push for paid parental leave.

  • Jun 23, 2014

Crews will return to the Potomac on Sunday. On Saturday, two kayakers were pulled from the Patuxent.

  • Jun 14, 2014

The unidentified man seen struggling on video is presumed lost and was most likely inexperienced.

  • Jun 14, 2014

Denmark has become one of a growing number of advanced economies that now splits paid parental leave between both mothers and fathers.

  • Jun 13, 2014

Two recent studies found that married mothers with MBAs who had graduated from elite schools were less likely to be employed full-time.

  • Jun 9, 2014

A spirit of inclusion overwhelms many participants in the District’s gay pride event.

  • Jun 7, 2014

The number of dads who stay at home has doubled in the last 25 years.

  • Jun 5, 2014

Unproductive, inefficient days are pretty typical for American workers.

  • Jun 2, 2014

SHE THE PEOPLE | A study shows both women and men are less stressed — and women are much happier — at work.

  • May 22, 2014

Chirlane McCray has been criticized for saying in a magazine interview that she felt torn and ambivalent when she became a mother for the first time at 40.

  • May 21, 2014

A new report on the fate of women CEOs at the top 2,500 companies over the past decade shows that not only are women rare in the upper ranks, but their tenures tend to be shorter and rockier than men’s.

  • May 19, 2014

The former secretary of state said that the “basic bargain” of the American dream is in trouble for low-income families.

  • May 16, 2014

Americans work among the most hours of any advanced economy, but the official record of hours worked doesn’t tell the whole story of our workaholic culture.

  • May 14, 2014
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About Brigid

Brigid Schulte writes about work-life issues and poverty, seeking to understand what it takes to live The Good Life across race, class and gender. Why do Americans work such long hours? How come a minimum wage salary can’t cover the cost of a two-bedroom apartment anywhere? Why is good child care so $(&#$ expensive and hard to find? Why are fathers now more harried than mothers? Why don’t Americans take vacation? And why do they bring work along if they do?

Brigid is also a regular contributor to the She The People blog and has written for Style, Outlook, the Washington Post magazine, and other outlets.

Brigid grew up in Oregon, got her start in newspapers at the Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming, and over the years has covered national politics, (96 hours of straight stumping with Bob Dole, anyone?) the Pentagon (so scared before the planned invasion of Haiti that she stayed up all night, every night watching the Disney channel in the Port-au-Prince Holiday Inn) public health, education, the environment and just about everything in between as an enterprise and narrative writer.

After a time-use researcher told her she had 30 hours of leisure time a week, she wound up writing a book in search of it. Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time will be published in March 2014.