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Why the gender gap in children’s allowances matters

I figured the gender wage gap in babysitting had to be the earliest wage gap out there. But Bryce Covert has uncovered an even earlier one:

Nearly 70 percent of boys say they get an allowance, compared to just under 60 percent of girls, according to a new survey from Junior Achievement.

But unfortunately, it’s not likely because boys do more chores. One study found that girls do two more hours of housework a week than boys, while boys spend twice as much time playing. The same study confirmed that boys are still more likely to get paid for what they do: they are 15 percent more likely to get an allowance for doing chores than girls. A 2009 survey of ...

I figured the gender wage gap in babysitting had to be the earliest wage gap out there. But Bryce Covert has uncovered an even earlier one:

Nearly 70 percent of boys say they get an allowance, ...

So…where’s Dolores Huerta’s movie?

This Friday, March 28th, the Diego Luna-directed film that documents the life and times of Cesar Chavez is set to hit theaters across the country.  Chavez was an incredible man and one of the co-founders of the United Farm Workers — a male co-founder, to be more specific.

This Friday, March 28th, the Diego Luna-directed film that documents the life and times of Cesar Chavez is set to hit theaters across the country.  Chavez was an incredible man and one of the co-founders ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Sheila Heti interviews Laurie Simmons.

Thoughts on another example of a doctor fat-shaming a patient.

Rooke interviews wolf puppy.

Dartmouth student assaulted after “rape guide” named her.

Bill O’Reilly thinks Valerie Jarrett needs to do something about Jay-Z and Kanye. Um.

The Oscars of the future.

This week in student organizing.

Federal investigation of cheerleaders’ claims a boost for working women.

Sheila Heti interviews Laurie Simmons.

Thoughts on another example of a doctor fat-shaming a patient.

Rooke interviews wolf puppy.

Dartmouth student assaulted after “rape guide” named her.

Bill O’Reilly thinks Valerie Jarrett

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Consent-themed Valentine’s Day cards are cute, though.

“The revolution will not be cited.”

Lauren Chief Elk on Eve Ensler’s V-Day, Indigenous women, and the myth of shared gender oppression.

More from CIR on forced sterilizations of imprisoned people in California.

A remarkable history of five years of anti-violence organizing at Tufts.

TED backpedals on abortion stance after outrage sparked by Jessica’s piece in The Nation.

Dear Dept. of Labor: you probably don’t need two years to figure out that you should protect trans workers.

Send a STEM lady you love a math-o-gram.

Stop Street Harassment is fundraising for a national survey.

Consent-themed Valentine’s Day cards are cute, though.

“The revolution will not be cited.”

Lauren Chief Elk on Eve Ensler’s V-Day, Indigenous women, and the myth of shared gender oppression.

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TODAY: Support restaurant workers who are #LivingOffTipsNY

One of my first jobs was at a restaurant inside a beat up casino in South Jersey that doesn’t exist anymore. I was one of two or three women who worked front of the house in a variety of shifts with a majority-male kitchen. I loved the job at the time because I could get a meal if I worked the right hours. Looking back, I’m apt to consider more closely how gender played into my experience of working as a tipped minimum wage young woman worker. 

One of my first jobs was at a restaurant inside a beat up casino in South Jersey that doesn’t exist anymore. I was one of two or three women who worked front of the house ...

Walmart supports the Fair Food Program

In a rare ethical move, Walmart has agreed to join the Coalition of Immokalee WorkersFair Food Program, a model for fair agricultural labor practices. The CIW wrote after yesterday’s announcement:

Today’s agreement will bring immediate and concrete benefits to tens of thousands of farmworkers in the Florida tomato industry.  Roughly 30,000 workers will benefit directly from this agreement, via the Fair Food Premium and/or through Walmart’s support for the human rights standards in the Fair Food Code of Conduct already in place at the farms where they work.  For a program like the FFP, which is fueled by the market power of its retail partners, the participation of the single biggest company in the ...

In a rare ethical move, Walmart has agreed to join the Coalition of Immokalee WorkersFair Food Program, a model for fair agricultural labor practices. The CIW wrote after yesterday’s announcement:

Today’s ...

Fast food workers follow up year of protests with nationwide strike

Fast food workers are following up a year of protests demanding wage increases with a nationwide strike across 130 cities in the United States. Workers are asking for $15 an hour, and are part of a larger movement demanding the rise of the minimum wage.

Fast food workers are following up a year of protests demanding wage increases with a nationwide strike across 130 cities in the United States. Workers are asking for $15 an hour, ...

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