Posts tagged "equal pay"

The Soapbox: Here’s Why Closing The Gender Wage Gap Is A White Feminist Issue

Patricia Arquette’s words, problematic though they may be, were merely an entry point to a much-need conversation about wage inequality. It is up to us to expand on and continue…

Tiffanie Drayton | February 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Patricia Arquette’s Backstage Comments Overshadow Oscar Speech

Patricia Arquette gave one of the best speeches at last night’s Oscars, calling for equal pay and equal rights for women and earning the enraptured applause of Meryl Streep. But…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 23, 2015 - 10:40 am

Malala Yousafzai Wins The Nobel Peace Prize For Her Work In Education Activism

As we told you this morning, Malala Yousafzai, along with fellow education activist Kailash Satyarthi, won the Nobel Peace Prize. In a press conference today, the youngest ever recipient…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 10, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Not This Crap Again: Phyllis Schlafly Says Women Should Be Paid Less So We Find Husbands

It’s about time human mothball Phyllis Schlafly got tucked away in the attic of history. But somehow, someway, the anti-feminist and founder of the uber-conservative Eagle Forum is still sharing…

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2014 - 4:30 pm

President Obama Will Issue Two Executive Orders On Equal Pay

President Obama will sign an executive order tomorrow that will force federal contractors to submit information to the Labor Department about employees’ pay along with their race and gender,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm

If You’re Not Getting Paid Fairly, Maybe It’s Because Men Are “Better Negotiators,” Says Texas Republican Chief

“Men are better negotiators,” according to Beth Cubriel (a woman!), the executive director of the Texas GOP Party. “I would encourage women, instead of pursuing the courts for action,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 19, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Not This Crap Again: GM’s New Female CEO Will Only Make Half Of What Her Male Predecessor Made

Mary Barra, GM’s first female CEO, is set to be paid half of what Dan Akerson, her male predecessor, made. Yes, half.
Barra will earn $4.4 million as opposed to Akerson’s…

Claire Hannum | February 8, 2014 - 9:00 am

The 5 Most Tragic Claims In A Cheerleader’s Lawsuit Against The Oakland Raiders

Who knew? Life as a professional cheerleader can be a struggle. Lacey T, a 27-year-old Oakland Raiders cheerleader, filed a lawsuit against her team yesterday for wage theft and unfair…

Claire Hannum | January 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Labor Department: Minimum Wage For Home Care Workers — But Not Mary Poppins!

The Labor Department announced it will expand protections for home care workers, a predominantly female and woman of color workforce that includes eldercare aides. These types of “companionship” domestic…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Miss Utah Gets Another Chance To Answer The Gender Wage Gap Question

After her total fail of a response at the Miss USA pageant when asked about the gender wage gap, Miss Utah Marissa Powell tried to redeem herself with a more…

Daley Quinn | June 18, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Republican Congresswoman: Women Just Want To Be “Recognized,” Not Paid Equally

Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn says she opposes equal pay laws because women just want to be “recognized,” just not paid equally for the same work. Rep. Blackburn then…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Recap: President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

Missed the State Of The Union address last night?  Well, here’s a guide of some major points for those of you who still want to know where we’re at.  The…

Sarah Gray | February 13, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Beyonce Is Miss Financially Independent

“You know, equality is a myth, and for some reason, everyone accepts the fact that women don’t make as much money as men do. I don’t understand that. Why do…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 11, 2013 - 9:00 am

Girl Talk: I’m Paid Less Because I’m A Woman, But It’s Mostly My Fault

I was talking to my guy friend about Caitlin Moran’s book How To Be A Woman, which led us to the topic of money. I said that I am a…

Lauren Passell | December 14, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Todd Akin Makes Dumb Comments About Equal Pay: “It’s About Freedom”

Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican’s gift that keeps on giving, has now bungled comments about equal pay and why he voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. (You…

Jessica Wakeman | October 1, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Women On Hill Receive Significantly Less Than Their Male Counterparts

Today in BS: female Republican House staffers make a whopping $10,093.09 less than the male Republican House staff. Yes, you should read that number again: $10,093.09!

The Democrats…

Daley Quinn | July 15, 2012 - 10:30 am

Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked By Senate Republicans

Republicans in the Senate blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act in a 52-47 vote through a filibuster. Bummer, dudes. The bill would have strengthened the Equal Pay Act of 1963…

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Encourage Your Senators To Support The Paycheck Fairness Act!

Tomorrow the U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which will strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Simply put, equal pay is the reason…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: It’s Equal Pay Day

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Q&A With Lilly Ledbetter

Lilly Ledbetter is living history

Goodyear Tire Company in Alabama

Don’t you just love when you meet a feisty old granny?

Jessica Wakeman | November 22, 2010 - 7:55 pm