It’s Equal Pay Day! Here’s your friendly reminder that women earn 77 cents to every dollar a man earns. When race is factored in, the numbers get even more depressing: African-American women earn 62 cents and Latinas earn 53 cents for every dollar earned by a white dude. [Feministing]
Can you take more bad news? Over a 40-year career, women will make roughly $700,000 less than their male counterparts. The Week has figured out how it all adds up. [The Week]
A Texas Senate committee has advanced a “compromise” bill which requires a woman seeking an abortion to be given a sonogram, listen to the fetal heartbeat, and listen to a detailed description of a fetus. (Texas’ Senate and House had both passed versions of the bill before, but the House version was more strict and scary. This latest bill in the Senate is a “compromise” because it exempts women who have been victims of rape or incest.) Gov. Rick Perry, who doesn’t support legal abortion, is expected to sign the bill when it reaches his desk. [Houston Chronicle]
On tonight’s episode of “All On the Line,” show host and Elle Creative Director Joe Zee gets intimate with struggling lingerie company Between the Sheets. Can Joe help save the saggy pair behind the collection? Or will the company, and the couple’s relationship, implode?
She may be off “Dancing with the Stars,” but you can still catch Wendy Williams on TV. Her new show, “Love Triangle,” in which the mega opinionated host helps romantically confused contestants pick who to choose and who to lose, debuted on the Game Show Network this week. We can’t get enough of Wendy’s tell it like it is advice, which is why we’re super psyched she’s sharing her opinions on dating with Frisky readers in our new webseries, “Love It Or Leave It.” In this first episode, Wendy has some tips for women who might be having a hard time scrounging up a date. It’s a good thing I have a significant other, because Wendy clearly would not endorse my every-other-day shower habit as a way of wooing a man. Oops. Be sure to watch “Love Triangle” weeknights at 7:00 p.m. EST /6:00 p.m. CST on the Game Show Network. Keep reading »
One would think being married to Alfred Hitchcock, the king of the macabre thriller, would be kind of strange. But apparently Hitchcock’s wife, Alma Reville, had a similar dark sense of humor. Here she is with Alfred’s head—a prop, natch—in the fridge. To me this photo is an exercise in how there’s a person out there for everyone. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
“It’s just silly because I’m a very present person, and that’s the thing that has been so in the past. The fact that somebody keeps bringing up the past is just selfish. I mean, it sucks. I already released a statement the first time it happened. It’s just unfortunate that it keeps reminding people about the past and not the present.”
—Vanessa Hudgens, who is out and about promoting “Beastly” and “Sucker Punch,” gives a very metaphysical answer when asked a question about the nude pics that circulated of her in 2007 and the new batch that cropped up last month. I like that she thinks by releasing a statement, she’ll never hear about it again. If only that were the way the world works. [Huffington Post]
As a bonafide klutz, I can attest to the importance of wearing flats. And patterned flats can add a little bit of interest and playfulness to an otherwise ho-hum outfit. After the jump, we give you 10 perfectly patterned options!