Hi, loves! Happy Thursday! So, we have three days left until Women’s History Month is over, and I have been posting about (and popping out blog posts for the past week or so surrounding) womanhood, beauty, faith, hope, and love. Is there anything that you would like for me to post about before the end of the month? Drop a comment on this post, send an email (email@example.com), and I will work on it. Today, I would also like to give you some information from my email (and from the OCFFP – which stands for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs):
March is Women’s History Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the significant contributions women make both in and out of the workplace.
Women account for 47% of the American workforce, with 57% of all American women currently participating in the labor force. It goes without saying that today’s economy depends heavily on the efforts and achievements made by women across the country.
Every day women are working to move America forward, and OFCCP is committed to supporting them along the way. At OFCCP, we’re passionate about ensuring that women are treated with equity and respect in the hiring process and in the workplace.
Since 2017, OFCCP has obtained over $22,930,000 in monetary relief for women who experienced unlawful gender discrimination in the workplace.
In 2016, OFCCP revamped our Sex Discrimination Final Rule to ensure that our compliance guidelines reflect existing law and the realities of today’s workforce and workplaces. That involved updating the sex discrimination guidelines, promoting fair pay practices, equalizing access to workforce development opportunities and much more.
I’ve experienced the same. For most of my professional career and in other arenas. Here is what I had to say about it in December of 2018 in one instance (in my words and edited for current updates):
One of the most distressing and disheartening things to endure is blatant disrespect, misuse, and theft of another person’s work. Stealing another person’s identity, art, words, and work is a crime. On behalf of ALL writers, artists, and creatives; on behalf of ALL women who have endured workplace discrimination (up to but not including sexual harassment; sexual assault; verbal harassment; quid pro quo; gender(sex) discrimination; racial discrimination; color discrimination; national origin discrimination; religion discrimination; pregnancy discrimination; disability discrimination), we are fed UP. Over the years, there have been SO many people who have stolen from me – it is almost impossible to keep count. However, I’ll give you a current and big name: Oprah Winfrey and the OWN Network. Instead of hiring a talented writer and artist, it took her THREE months to mimic my ministry and begin production on the following shows (the proof is there, and more have been added to my list of discrimination cases since this was posted. Most people think they can get away with it, which is why they continue): Love Is (cancelled thanks to my efforts), Black Love, Ready To Love, Chad Loves Michelle. This one threw me for a loop. The employers, people, and organizations that work for Oprah and her network (as well as others) have destroyed my reputation and my ministry and work for the Lord; they have interfered with my calling to the God I serve; they have kept me from my duties for the Kingdom of God; they have slandered and defamed the name of both myself and my ministry partner Jackie Hill Perry, and they have offended our God and our religion.
There are several things you can do to assist the Kingdom and all writers and artists who work hard and do not receive the recognition that they deserve: 1) Watch the following shows and learn what NOT to do 2) Boycott her shows 3) Write in to Oprah Winfrey and tell her how disappointed you are that she would do such a thing to another black queen 4) Work with us (if you are a research and/or legal analyst, and have experience defending people in this area). We have the EEOC and other people reviewing all of the things we are upset about, but if you also feel compelled to assist, please do! You can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Workplace Discrimination.” Blessings, Porsche ❤
Women, you can be discriminated against by other women as well (for all of the above-mentioned reasons). With that said: Keep working, keep writing, keep striving, keep pushing the envelope against discrimination, and keep making a difference!
With God’s Love,