Tag Archives: gender pay gap

Why the NWLC’s video featuring Sarah Silverman “getting a penis” to avoid the gender pay gap fails

TweetThis week, the National Women’s Law Center, an organization that does good work, released a video starring Sarah Silverman, a comedian we often love, to highlight the injustice of the gender pay gap, a worthy cause indeed. Unfortunately, it seems that at some point in the creation of the video, everyone involved forgot that trans [...]
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Chart of the Day: The pay gap narrows by one whole percentage point

TweetReaders, I am forced to humbly apologize to the Senate Republicans. Just this morning, I blamed them for, yet again, blocking legislation to address pay discrimination. But it turns out they might be on to something. According to latest data from the Census Bureau, even without the help of the Paycheck Fairness Act, the gender pay gap [...]
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Chart of the Day: Women need a perfect GPA to earn as much as men with a 2.0

TweetWe already know that women need a PhD to earn as much as men with a BA, and now a new report on the relationship between high school grade point average (GPA) and income shows that women need a 4.0 GPA to earn as much as men with a 2.0. Via ThinkProgress: Tweet
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Equal Pay Day Roundup

TweetToday marks the day in the new year when women have finally earned what men made in the previous year. So, more accurately, Unequal Pay Day. The average woman in the US continues to make 77 cents to the dollar, which means the gap hasn’t narrowed all that much since 1963, when women made just 59 cents. The pay gap varies considerably [...]
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Today we’re “celebrating” Equal Pay Day

TweetIt’s that time again–the day when we take stock of how little the gender pay gap as budged in recent years. Thanks to the gap, it takes until today, April 9th, for the average woman in the US to work enough to earn as much as the average man earned in 2012. And while the pay [...]
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