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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a Service Employees International Union forum on labor issues, Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (John Locher/AP)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a Service Employees International Union forum on labor issues, Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (John Locher/AP)
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren has said she was fired from her teacher's job in 1971 for being pregnant.

After a conservative news site targeted Warren's depiction of her experience, hundreds of women took to social media to talk about their own experiences with pregnancy discrimination — showing her experience was neither unique, nor out of date.

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Katherine Goldstein, WBUR Cognoscenti contributor and creator and host of "The Double Shift" podcast. She also contributed to a Cognoscenti piece that collected and told local women's pregnancy discrimination stories. She tweets @KGeee.

Emma Quinn-Judge, partner at Zalkind, Duncan & Bernstein, an employment law firm in Boston, which tweets @zalkindlaw.

This segment aired on October 14, 2019.

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