Tag Archives: equal pay

Rachel Maddow and the truth versus condescending, sexist Republican consultant

TweetRepublican consultant Alex Castellanos is pretty good at his job. It’s not easy to fully represent the extent of the Republican Party’s sexism, and yet Castellanos manages to do so in both content and form! And that’s pretty impressive. He demonstrated his skills on Meet the Press, as he denied the well-documented phenomenon unequal pay. Castellanos [...]
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Australian Company Offering Double Pay to Women Who Return to Work

TweetMuch ink has been spilled on this site over the past few months on equal pay, and with good reason. It’s one of the most obvious and tangible manifestations of sexism in society today. We’ve published a guest post on why we can’t wait for fair pay, and a roundup of good reads for Equal [...]
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The Feministing Five: Lilly Ledbetter

Tweet Lilly Ledbetter, a woman whose story affects us all, recently came out with her autobiography, “Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond.” Her story is more important than ever today. Especially since women still only make 77 cents to every dollar that men make, even as we [...]
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Romney campaign on whether women should be paid fairly: “We’ll get back to you on that”

TweetRemember that whole women problem that the Republicans definitely don’t have? I think it just got a whole lot worse. On a media call this morning, when asked if he supports the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which helps ensure women get paid fairly, the Romney camp refused to answer. Audio of Romney campaign aides saying “we’ll [...]
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Infographic: Women still make less money!

TweetIf you’re one of those people worried about the collapse of traditional society and nostalgic for the days when women knew their place… you probably won’t be reading Feministing. But if you did, you’d be thrilled to see this infographic from The National Journal, showing that women make less than men — they even make [...]
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