In the Media

Is Your Daughter Safe at Work?

The Opt-Out Myth

Too Pretty a Picture

Investigative Work

  • "The Baby Business," Democracy Journal, Summer 2010.

    For decades, international adoption has been a Wild West, all but free of meaningful law, regulation, or oversight. What U.S. law, policy, and regulatory changes would help save adopting Americans from unwittingly paying unscrupulous middlemen to buy, coerce, or kidnap children away from their families? "The Baby Business" tries to answer those questions. This article forms part of the Schuster Institute's larger investigation of Corruption in International Adoption.

The story of abandoned orphans in developing countries who need to be whisked away to adoring moms and dads in faraway lands is, unfortunately, largely fiction... So writes E.J. Graff, associate director and senior researcher at the Schuster Institute in her new investigative article "The Lie We Love," published in Foreign Policy's Nov./Dec. 2008 issue and providing context for the Schuster Institute's Corruption in International Adoptions research site.

Every year, thousands of teenage girls are sexually harassed, even assaulted, at work. Many parents worry about the threat of sexual predators on the Internet. But teens are far more likely to encounter a predator on the job. 

"Is Your Daughter Safe at Work" is the cornerstone for the Schuster Institute's Sexual Harassment of Teens at Work website.

The ballyhooed mommy wars exist mainly in the minds—and the marketing machines—of the media and publishing industry, which have been churning out mom vs. mom news flashes since, believe it or not, the 1950s. See links to blog, radio, and media coverage of this article>

Most moms need to work to make ends meet. So why do the news media focus relentlessly on the elite few who don’t? See links to blog, radio, and media coverage of this article>

How will employers and lower courts respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision about “retaliation” for filing a sex discrimination claim?
Coverage of Supreme Court oral argument on a critical issue: what counts as “retaliation” for firing a sex-discrimination claim?
Why do women still make only 77 cents to a man’s dollar? How can wages be made even?
This media critique asked: What does workplace sexual harassment really look like?
Answer: Not like North Country. See links to blog, radio, and media coverage of this article> 
This in-depth investigation looked into the cases of battered women who were convicted and sent to jail—not for anything they themselves had done, but for failing to protect their children from death or serious injury by their abusive partners.

The Institute’s Founding Director, Florence George Graves, has explored the intersection of sex, money and power in such articles as Graves’ extensive 1992-93 Washington Post reporting on U.S. Sen. Packwood’s sexual misconduct, which led to Ethics Committee hearings and the senator’s forced resignation; Graves’s investigation into Clinton accuser Kathleen Willey’s pattern of falsehoods; as well as: