Posts tagged "wage gap"

International Men’s Day: Thanks For All The Trophies, But No Thanks

An important message from a man about male privilege.

Nico Lang | November 19, 2015 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: As Serena Williams Knows, The Race-Based Wage Gap Is No Joke

Serena may have whooped Maria Sharapova’s behind in 18 of their last 20 matches, but somehow, Sharapova is worth $5 million more.

Tiffanie Drayton | August 28, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Gay Feminist High School Senior Nails Her Yearbook Quote

One of the great regrets of my life is that I didn’t make better use of my high school yearbook senior quote. After all, back then, I had no idea that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 28, 2015 - 11:50 am

Gavin McInnes Throws Giant Mantrum Over Women Having Jobs

Gavin McInnes may or may not be some kind of fugazi Andy Kaufman going around saying horrible things in order to freak people out. Nonetheless, he is taken very seriously…

Robyn Pennacchia | May 15, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Watch These Little Princesses Fight Sexism With F-Bombs

FCKH8 put together this amazing video of little girls summing up the women’s equality movement more succinctly than any grown-up ever could. After all, it’s their future we’re so worried about,…

Claire Hannum | October 22, 2014 - 9:30 am

Sarah Silverman Wants To Abolish The Vagina Tax

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 8, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 8, 2014 - 2:30 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

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

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,…

Julie Gerstein | February 14, 2013 - 9:40 am

Why Mothers Are Getting Screwed At Retirement Age

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 29, 2013 - 5:40 pm

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

Are You In One Of Mitt Romney’s Binders Full Of Women Yet?

During last night’s presidential debate, the candidates were asked what they’d do to improve the status of women and ensure equal pay. And while President Obama discussed his work on…

Julie Gerstein | October 17, 2012 - 8:30 am

Sorry, Ladies, The Paycheck Fairness Act Is Dunzo

Sorry, ladies, but the Paycheck Fairness Act is no more. Senate Republicans filibustered the bill and Senate Democrats fell two votes short of the 60 needed to put it to…

Jessica Wakeman | November 17, 2010 - 6:40 pm

Here’s A Handy-Dandy Guide To Your State’s Wage Gap Between Men And Women

We can vote! We can make decisions about our own reproduction (sort of)! But can we get paid an equal wage for equal work? The New York Times Economix blog…

Jessica Wakeman | July 14, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Swedish Feminists Burn $13,000 To Protest Unequal Pay

Usually “burning money” is a figure of speech. But Sweden’s feminist party literally set fire to $13,000 (or 10,000 Swedish kronar) to symbolize the amount of money women aren’t getting…

Jessica Wakeman | July 6, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Today’s Lady News: Female Scientists Earn Less Than Male Scientists Do

An international study of female scientists found a wage gap exists six to 10 years after finishing their PhD’s. Male scientists’ salaries can grow to be anywhere from 18 to…

Jessica Wakeman | June 24, 2010 - 8:30 pm

The Equal Pay Act Of 1963 Turns 45

The Equal Pay Act of 1963, which prohibits “discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages” was signed into law by President Kennedy 45 years ago. Since then,…

Catherine Strawn | June 17, 2008 - 8:30 pm