Tag Archives: jobs

Infographic: 60 percent of women’s job gains in the recovery are in low-wage jobs

Tweet Today is the four-year anniversary of the last time the minimum wage was increased. I’ve written before about why everyone but especially women–who make up two-thirds of minimum wage workers–need a raise. Today, the National Women’s Law Center is out with a new analysis showing that 60 percent of the jobs women have gained in the [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetAir Force brochure on sexual violence tells victims to “submit” (and tells rapists… nothing). More women are getting cosmetic surgery on their arms, and the trend is attributed to the FLOTUS. “As uncomfortable as it is for some parents to imagine their teenage children as sexual beings, that discomfort is no excuse for denying all [...]
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Report: Women hold only 14.3 percent of executive positions at major companies

Tweet Today, Catalyst released their 2012 report detailing the gender gap in the leadership of the Fortune 500 companies. Here are some facts: Women held 14.3 percent of executive officer positions. Women held 8.1 percent of top earner positions. Women held 16.6 percent of board seats. Women of color held just 3.3 percent of board [...]
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Appalling wage decreases and persistant gender gap for recent college graduates

TweetWhile our country’s leadership is indecisive about the best way to deal with the high unemployment rates, research is showing us the chilling reality that not only has the wage gap between genders not gone away, but recent college graduates are making less and less in wages. Via Daily Kos a study from the Economic [...]
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