Chart of the Day: The pay gap for women of color

Earlier this week we got the terribly exciting news that, according to the latest Census numbers, the average American woman now makes 78 cents, instead of 77 cents, to the average dude’s dollar. But, as we know, the gap–which hasn’t improved in a decade–varies a lot by race.

Here’s a chart from ThinkProgress showing how the wages of women of different races compare to those of white men:

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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Thanks, Obamacare!

According to an analysis from the Guttmacher Institute, the no-copay contraception mandate is working pretty much exactly how it was supposed to–giving millions of Americans access to more affordable birth control options.

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And soon even more will experience the great satisfaction of seeing that charge for $0 on their statement as more insurance plans who were “grandfathered” in are required to implement the new requirements.

Maya DusenberyMaya is still a little bitter that she got her expensive IUD before the mandate. 

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Connie Britton and Kirstin Gillibrand

Um, how did I not know that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Connie Britton were roommates in the ’80s?

The gender gap in biking

Our own Katherine Cross was in this months’s Bitch Magazine talking sex and sexuality in the world of erotic roleplaying.

VICE News investigated the misleading practices used by crisis pregnancy centers.

Jesus. There was a bomb threat targeted at Anita Sarkeesian at last March’s Game Developers Choice Awards.

One of Cassandra Koss’s life goals was to make her Fox News-watching conservative dad into “a hard-core feminist.” After she unexpectedly died, he endowed a gender studies center in her name.

The most feminist moments in sci-fi history.

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Feministing Jamz: Mz. 007 – Important

our mudflap girl, jammin on her headphones

How good is it to see a talented woman of color who is big, claiming her fatness with power, and talking about how she’s not only important but GORGEOUS?  Read More »

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Are we listening to Syrian women?

Nada, a Syrian refugee, is wearing hijab and speaking, with quote:  "We ask for humanity - for people to treat us like human beings."

In the ongoing crisis in Syria, we’ve rarely heard from mainstream media sources about how Syrian women have been experiencing this violence, and the ways that gender-based violence is impacting their lives in this time of crisis. Read More »

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