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Sarah Silverman Wants To Abolish The Vagina Tax

Which do you want, the money or the dick?

Sarah Silverman is working with the National Women’s Law Center on their Equal Payback Project, a fundraising effort focused on economic justice for women, and is acquiring herself a dick so she can make as much money as a man in her profession! OK, not really. The video’s premise is that if we can raise $30 trillion, we can pay every working woman in America the money she’ll lose for having a vagina. The money will go instead to NWLC, which crafts equal pay legislation and advocates for pay equality. Keep reading »

Christina Hendricks Navigates The Modern Workplace (While Making A Point About The Antiquated Wage Gap)

Christina Hendricks Navigates The Modern Workplace (While Making A Point About The Antiquated Wage Gap)
Clever! Now Hand Me A Martini

What happens when you stick “Mad Men”‘s Christina Hendricks in a modern office and ask her to get to work? Well, she’s a little confused. Where’s the phone? How do you “fax” something? Who wants a martini? What do you mean she can’t smoke? See, if pay disparity between men and women is going to remain so woefully retro, so will she. Pass the vermouth! [Funny or Die]

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

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Miss Utah Gives Lame Answer During Miss USA Pageant
Miss Utah gave a weird answer about the wage gap at Miss USA. Read More »
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Bill says empowering women and girls is essential in the 21st century. Read More »
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Miss Utah Gets A Second Chance

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 streamlined answer on “The Today Show.” Check out her interview with Miss America Erin Brady and see what you think!

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

Equal Work, Equal Pay
But not if you're an insurance agent or any of these other careers. Read More »
Mitt Gets Working Women
They need the flexibility to get home in time to cook dinner! Read More »
Female Scientists Earn Less
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Female scientists earn less than male scientists do. Read More »
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  • 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 added, “You know, I ‘ve always said that I didn’t want to be given a job because I was female, I wanted it because I was the most well-qualified person for the job.” Way to explain away institutionalized sexism, Rep. Blackburn! (And, yeah, I actually do want to get paid equally.) [Raw Story]
  • Two cops in Texas have been fired for beating a 25-year-old black woman over an unpaid $150 fine. [Raw Story]
  • A Roman Catholic school district discriminated against a former teacher and must pay  $200,000 for firing her because she chose to get pregnant via artificial insemination. Christa Dias was fired after she informed her employers she was pregnant (she is also unmarried, so presumably she explained how she got pregnant). [NBC News] Keep reading »

Want To Make Equal Pay For Equal Work? Don’t Become An Insurance Agent

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Here's what Ami has learned from working with other women. Read More »
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Spanked At Work
Woman wins $1.4 million settlement for getting spanked at work. Read More »

The wage gap has closed somewhat in a lot of industries, but when it comes to insurance agents, forget it. In a new study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, insurance sales agents were ranked first when it comes to unequal pay between men and women. Women typically make $.62 cents for every male dollar owned. Other crappy fields when it comes to the wage gap? Real estate agents, marketing and sales managers, doctors (!) and retail workers. Keep reading »

Why Mothers Are Getting Screwed At Retirement Age

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  • This should scare all of us: many women are unable to financially provide for themselves after reaching retirement age, due to the wage gap and time women take off for raising children. Motherhood increases the wage gap and that puts elderly women at a higher risk for poverty. [Madame Noire]
  • “Teenage Girl Blossoming Into Beautiful Object.” God bless you, The Onion. [The Onion]
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to write a second memoir. [TODAY News]
  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) on why it’s about time for military women to serve in combat. [NPR] Keep reading »
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