Posts Tagged Wage Gap

Photo of the Day: “Women: Like men, only cheaper.”

This “Women: Like men, only cheaper” image should look familiar–we’ve sarcastically used to “celebrate” Equal Pay Day in the past. But an Australian tech executive was all-too-serious when he included it as a slide during his talk at a tech conference recently. Evan Thornleye explained how “forward-thinking” people such as himself can take advantage of the wage gap by hiring qualified women “for relatively cheap.” 

This “Women: Like men, only cheaper” image should look familiar–we’ve sarcastically used to “celebrate” Equal Pay Day in the past. But an Australian tech executive was all-too-serious when he included it as a ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A new video series honors today’s queer black visionaries.

Brittney Cooper on Iggy Azalea’s post-racial mess.

“Tri-tongued orator” Jamila Lyiscott unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”

Reminder: you have the right to discuss your compensation with your coworkers. And you should because pay secrecy contributes to the gender wage gap.

A photo essay documents the long journey to get an abortion if you live in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley.

 

A new video series honors today’s queer black visionaries.

Brittney Cooper on Iggy Azalea’s post-racial mess.

“Tri-tongued orator” Jamila Lyiscott unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”

Reminder: you have the right to discuss ...

GOP candidate claims she can’t be fighting a war on women because she’s…a woman

In a hilarious painfully awkward campaign ad, Michigan senate candidate Terri Lynn Land argues that her simultaneous female and Republican identities disprove the claim that she’s engaged in a “war on women.” But her whole opposition to the equal pay thing reveals that she is definitely a soldier and she’s definitely not fighting for equality.

In a hilarious painfully awkward campaign ad, Michigan senate candidate Terri Lynn Land argues that her simultaneous female and Republican identities disprove the claim that she’s engaged in a “war on women.” But her whole ...

Chart of the Day: There’s even a gender wage gap in babysitting

I honestly can’t decide what pisses me off more–the fact that less than 3 percent of babysitters are men or that the few who are earn more than their female counterparts. Via The Atlantic:

As the Priceonomics blog, which compiled the data, points out, it’s pretty amazing that male babysitters out-earn women considering how much cultural bias there is against them. As one mom in a parenting forum said, “I personally would have a hard time hiring a male babysitter for obvious reasons.” Right, because obviously guys couldn’t possibly be good caretakers. It’s not like they’re equally likely to have grown up with younger siblings or anything. And thank god, we don’t let guys become dads responsible for parenting their own children…Oh wait. And yet! “Even in ...

I honestly can’t decide what pisses me off more–the fact that less than 3 percent of babysitters are men or that the few who are earn more than their female counterparts. Via The Atlantic:

As the Priceonomics blog, ...

Rand Paul says there’s no War on Women because his niece is going to be a veterinarian

According to Rand Paul, the success of the women in his family proves that if there is a war on women, the women are winning it. It sounds like someone needs to brush up on their Kimberlé Crenshaw, STAT.

According to Rand Paul, the success of the women in his family proves that if there is a war on women, the women are winning it. It sounds like someone needs to brush up on their

Infographic of the Day: women, poverty & inequality

In a new investigative report, The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, the Center for American Progress and Maria Shriver look at the impact of poverty on women and the impact this poverty has on our economy, and society, in general. You can download the entire multi-media report (including the essay from Beyoncé that Maya cited yesterday) here until January 15th. And check out the “How Far We’ve Come and How Far We Need to Go“ infographic below the jump.

In a new investigative report, The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, the Center for American Progress and Maria Shriver look at the impact of poverty on women and the impact this poverty ...

Charts of the Day: Being in a union raises a woman’s pay by 12.9 percent

Hey ladies, you may need a PhD to earn as much as a dude with a BA, but being in a union could be worth a year of college in terms of a wage boost. According to a new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, unionization has a big impact on women’s economic well-being. 

Hey ladies, you may need a PhD to earn as much as a dude with a BA, but being in a union could be worth a year of college in terms of a wage boost. According ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

A photographer examines the struggle to provide women with safe, respectful care during childbirth.

Rush Limbaugh says VAWA is just a mean plot by the Democrats to make the GOP look bad. Obviously.

There’s a profile of feminist bad-ass Ruth Bader Ginsburg in this week’s New Yorker.

A interesting discussion of women’s position within Sikhism.

“Women don’t just need to lean in. They need to carefully calibrate the angle of their approach to suit every possible scenario.” Amanda Hess on the contradictions in Sheryl Sandberg’s advice to working women. And alternative takes from Anna Holmes and Rebecca Traister.

How the War on Terror in England became a war on women and children.

“I’m tired of constantly establishing my value. I’d rather ...

A photographer examines the struggle to provide women with safe, respectful care during childbirth.

Rush Limbaugh says VAWA is just a mean plot by the Democrats to make the GOP look bad. Obviously.

There’s a ...

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