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On Wendy Long (and other women candidates who couldn’t care less about women)

Feministing Editor Emeritus Ann Friedman has said it before, and it’s become a kind of mantra here:

A woman candidate is not the same thing as a woman’s candidate.

New York GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Wendy Long pretty much embodies this statement — and she’s strongly vying for Senator Kristen Gillibrand’s seat. Luckily there’s a really strong distinction between the two: One actually gives a shit about women.

In fact, Long seems to be running for the Senate seat on an anti-women, anti-choice platform. In a recent interview (skip to 1:45) responding to Gillibrand’s focus on equal pay, she point blank denied that the gender pay gap existed (ahem), adding that it’s a “phony regulatory issue, like ...

Feministing Editor Emeritus Ann Friedman has said it before, and it’s become a kind of mantra here:

A woman candidate is not the same thing as a woman’s candidate.

New York GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Wendy Long ...

Quick hit: New Catalyst study finds that women do ask

But they don’t get. At least, not at the same rates as men do.

Two researchers from Catalyst, a research and consulting organization that aims to make workplaces more diverse and equitable, are writing a series for the Washington Post about gender inequity in the workplace. Their first article features research from a new Catalyst report on how an employee’s gender affects their salary growth and promotion:

Our findings run counter to media coverage of the so-called phenomenon that “women don’t ask.” Instead the problem may be, as some other research has shown, that people routinely take a tougher stance against women in negotiations than they take against men—for example quoting higher starting prices when trying to sell women cars ...

But they don’t get. At least, not at the same rates as men do.

Two researchers from Catalyst, a research and consulting organization that aims to make workplaces more diverse and equitable, are writing a series for ...

Yes, women still earn 75% as much as men

Have you been repeating the stat that women earn only 75% as much as their male counterparts for years but secretly wondered if it could possibly still be true? Well, according to a report released yesterday by the White House, it still is! Which is pretty damn sad.

Described as the most comprehensive federal report on the status of women in the U.S. since 1963, the report mainly provides a statistical snapshot–filled with many a nice graph!–of a lot of facts you probably already know.

Women (and men) are getting married later than ever before Women are delaying having children longer, having fewer of them, or sometimes not having them at all Women still typically do more housework than men Women ...

Have you been repeating the stat that women earn only 75% as much as their male counterparts for years but secretly wondered if it could possibly still be true? Well, according to a report ...

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Breaking: Paycheck Fairness Act Fails to Pass in the Senate

Fan-fucking-tastic:

Senate Republicans have succeeded in blocking a measure designed to reduce wage disparities between men and women.

The 58-41 vote to take up the Paycheck Fairness Act fell short of the 60 needed to overcome GOP opposition.

Civil rights groups, labor leaders and the Obama administration all supported the bill, which would make employers prove that any disparities in wages are job-related and not sex-based.

It still baffles me that legislators can actually vote against a bill that actually protects women from pay discrimination, let alone filibuster the thing. Just shameful.

More details to come.

Fan-fucking-tastic:

Senate Republicans have succeeded in blocking a measure designed to reduce wage disparities between men and women.

The 58-41 vote to take up the Paycheck Fairness Act fell short of the 60 needed to overcome ...

What We Missed

President Obama is meeting with Democrats today to discuss the DREAM Act. In the meantime, the media still inaccurately uses the i-word.

We’re number 19! We’re number 19! The World Economic Forum just released its Global Gender Gap report.

Speaking of gender gaps, The Center for American Progress Action Center released a report (including an interactive map) on the gender pay gap, state by state, showing us how much women actually lose in wages in each state over a 40-year period. And it ain’t pretty.

Looks like young boys (or their parents, I should say) are now joining the pageant bandwagon in increasing numbers.

President Obama is meeting with Democrats today to discuss the DREAM Act. In the meantime, the media still inaccurately uses the i-word.

We’re number 19! We’re number 19! The World ...

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