Tag Archives: Wage Gap

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

Tweet 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 [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet 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. [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh-In: Negotiating that pay raise edition

TweetFeministing readers are pretty familiar with the wage gap. The short story is that women still earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, and are paid less even in the same job, working the same hours. While institutionalized sexism remains the key culprit for this travesty, it’s also true that women are both [...]
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Men in the “creative class” make nearly twice as much as women

TweetThat staggering stat comes from a new study explored in the Atlantic on the rise of women in the creative class. Click for larger image. Now, members of the “creative class” have it pretty nice. They have jobs that pay 60% more than average and that they’re less likely to lose during this unemployment crisis. [...]
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Women need a PhD to earn as much as men with a BA

TweetWell these are some pretty stark stats. Kay Steiger points out these findings from the latest report by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, “The College Payoff: Education, Opportunity, Lifetime Earnings:” Click image to enlarge. Just look at the red text to see what an extreme gap we’re talking about: Women have to have [...]
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