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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 14, 2019 at 01:17.

The Gender Pay Gap Is Way More Fucked Than You Thought

The Gender Pay Gap Is Way More Fucked Than You Thought

The most commonly reported statistic on the pay gap tell us that, on average, women earn about 80 cents to a man’s dollar—black or Latinx women take home only 63 cents and 54 cents, respectively. But those numbers only tell a small part of the story: According a new report by public policy think tank Institute for Women’s Policy Research, women earn only 49 cents to every dollar earned by a...

Emily Alford Emily Alford Jul 08, 2019. 21 comments

Megan Rapinoe On Fans Booing FIFA President: 'A Little Public Shame Never Hurt Anybody'

Megan Rapinoe On Fans Booing FIFA President: 'A Little Public Shame Never Hurt Anybody'

Just after the U.S. women’s soccer team defeated the Netherlands to win the World Cup, fans chanted “Equal pay” at FIFA president Gianni Infantino and French president Emmanuel Macron as they took the stage at France’s Stade de Lyon to present Megan Rapinoe with the Golden Boot award for her performance in the tournament. The jeers highlighted the glaring income discrepancies between men’s...

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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta May 20, 2019. 6 comments

Kamala Harris Wants to Fine Companies That Don't Pay Women the Same Wage as Men

Kamala Harris Wants to Fine Companies That Don't Pay Women the Same Wage as Men

In a world where women are told to keep their heads down, “lean in,” and not complain—even if they earn less than their male counterparts—Kamala Harris has a better idea: make companies responsible for paying employees equally.

On average, white women earn 80 cents for every dollar a white man makes—and the number is far lower for black women and Latinas. (And according to one study, when...

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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Apr 03, 2019. 3 comments

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Sweeping Gender Pay Discrimination at Disney

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Sweeping Gender Pay Discrimination at Disney

Days after Disney announced the closure of a production studio that focused on women-centered projects, the company has been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging gender pay discrimination.

Variety reports that law firm Andrus Anderson LLP has filed a complaint that represents all women employed by Walt Disney Studios in California since 2015. The case was brought by Disney employees,...

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Frida Garza Frida Garza Sep 27, 2018. 2 comments

Mindy Kaling Says Keep Shaming White Men in Hollywood About the Pay Gap, It's Working

Mindy Kaling Says Keep Shaming White Men in Hollywood About the Pay Gap, It's Working

Mindy Kaling said in an interview with Variety (at the Palisades Village opening gala in L.A.) that she’s seen “an enormous amount of change” in gender parity in Hollywood recently, which if true, is a nice development in an otherwise bad news cycle that is threatening to make me lose all faith in institutions.

The threat of getting called out and slapped with a discrimination lawsuit is a...

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Aimée Lutkin Aimée Lutkin Feb 08, 2018. 10 comments

French Women Plan Massive Walk Out For Gender Pay Equality

French Women Plan Massive Walk Out For Gender Pay Equality

On Monday, the women of France are planning to walk out of their jobs at 4:34 p.m., a symbolic hour that represents the gender pay gap in their country.

According to the Guardian, the protest’s organizers, feminist newsletter Les Glorieuses, write on their event page that if women were being paid as much as men “they could stop working on November 7 at 16.34.” There are currently around five...

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Marie Lodi Marie Lodi Feb 01, 2018. 20 comments

Bradley Cooper Will Team Up With His Female Co-Stars to Negotiate Pay

Bradley Cooper Will Team Up With His Female Co-Stars to Negotiate Pay

After praising Jennifer Lawrence for her recent essay in which she addressed Hollywood’s gender pay disparity, Bradley Cooper has revealed plans to work with his female co-stars on salary negotiations before films go into production.

“I don’t know where it’s changing otherwise but that’s something that I could do,” Cooper told Reuters. “Usually you don’t talk about the financial stuff, you...

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Kara Brown Kara Brown Dec 21, 2017. 24 comments

Lots of Female Television Characters Were Killed Off Last Week

Lots of Female Television Characters Were Killed Off Last Week

MANY SPOILERS TO COME

It has been a harder week than usual to be a woman on television: six female characters were killed off in the past week alone.

Daniel Fienberg at The Hollywood Reporter examines this rather bizarre occurrence and tries to get to the bottom of what it does or does not say both about death and violence as a plot line and how female characters are treated.

That’s when you...

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Marie Lodi Marie Lodi Dec 15, 2017. 17 comments

Sharon Stone Is Latest Actress to Open Up About Hollywood Wage Gap Issue

Sharon Stone Is Latest Actress to Open Up About Hollywood Wage Gap Issue

This year has seen more actresses speaking out against the pay disparity between women and men in Hollywood. There was Patricia Arquette’s flawed, yet insightful speech at the Oscars and Jennifer Lawrence’s thoughtful essay on the subject, with many other women sharing their experiences in between. Now, Sharon Stone is opening up about the issue.

“After Basic Instinct, no one wanted to pay...

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Marie Lodi Marie Lodi Dec 15, 2017. 16 comments

Record Company Offers Wage Gap Discount for Women 

Record Company Offers Wage Gap Discount for Women 

A record company in Portland, Oregon called M’lady’s Records, has announced that women living in the U.S. will get to pay 77 percent list price for all of their mail orders. The discount reflects the current wage gap, in which an average full-time working woman in America earns 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. The label, whose catalogue includes artists such as Freakapuss, Vexx and...

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Aimée Lutkin Aimée Lutkin Nov 20, 2017. 23 comments

The Wage Gap Widens at Age 32

The Wage Gap Widens at Age 32

If you’re a woman who has suspected that, as you age, you will become increasingly less likely to be paid as much as your male counterparts—yeah, it’s true.

A workforce analytics firm called Visier shared a new report created from their database of 165,000 U.S.-based employees from 31 companies. They discovered that, around age 32, the wage gap widens significantly between men and women. The...

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Stassa Edwards Stassa Edwards Oct 15, 2017. 13 comments

California Has Passed the Nation's Most Progressive Equal Pay Law

California Has Passed the Nation's Most Progressive Equal Pay Law

On Tuesday, October 6, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act into law. The bill includes some of the strongest equal pay protection for women in the country.

The law mandates equal pay for “substantially similar work,” as well as giving workers the right to compare salaries with co-workers without fear of employer retaliation. “I don’t think this is going to solve...

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Hillary Crosley Coker Hillary Crosley Coker Oct 09, 2017. 16 comments

Pope Francis Called the Wage Gap a 'Scandal,' Is a Hero

Pope Francis Called the Wage Gap a 'Scandal,' Is a Hero

Cool Pope Francis is really upset about the wage gap. Same.

On Wednesday during his weekly general audience at the Vatican, according to the Washington Post, everyone’s favorite God-go-between declared Christians should “become more demanding” for “radical equality” like “supporting the right of equal pay for equal work.”

Yaassss.

“Why should it be taken for granted that women must earn less...

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Anna Merlan Anna Merlan Sep 24, 2017. 24 comments

Women In Hollywood: Uh, Actually, We've Always Been Paid a Fraction of What Men Make

Women In Hollywood: Uh, Actually, We've Always Been Paid a Fraction of What Men Make

A growing number of big-deal actresses are just real, real tired of making less money than Bradley Cooper, and willing to say so publicly. After Jennifer Lawrence’s open letter regarding pay inequality , both Jessica Chastain and Rooney Mara have fed-up things to say about the wage gap in their industry.

Mara told the Guardian that making less than her male co-stars is “frustrating.” Like...

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Clover Hope Clover Hope Sep 24, 2017. 17 comments

Emma Watson Talks Wage Gap, Cover Retouching and Male Feminists in Esquire U.K.

Emma Watson Talks Wage Gap, Cover Retouching and Male Feminists in <i>Esquire U.K.</i>

In the midst of taking a year off to work on “personal development” and dedicate herself to feminism, Emma Watson spoke to Esquire U.K. for their “Women & Men” issue, discussing topics like equal pay, Photoshopped magazine covers, and clueless male feminists.

Watson shares the April cover with a man, Tom Hanks, who says she loves and respects for being “authentic.” In keeping with the issue’s...

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Hillary Crosley Coker Hillary Crosley Coker Sep 15, 2017. 18 comments

Brooklyn Bar to Charge Women 77 Cents on Every Dollar Men Pay

Brooklyn Bar to Charge Women 77 Cents on Every Dollar Men Pay

One bar in Brooklyn is doing their part to protest the wage gap—charging ladies 77 percent of their bar tab.

On Tuesday, July 7 (7/7) Brooklyn’s Doctor Who-themed bar called The Way Station will charge women just 77 percent of their drink’s cost to protest this particular financial inequality in America in the best way, with alcohol. From DNA Info:

Because the gender pay gap is “some shameful...

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Joanna Rothkopf Joanna Rothkopf Sep 03, 2017. 19 comments

Can Bud Light Back Up Its Equal Pay Ad Campaign?

Can Bud Light Back Up Its Equal Pay Ad Campaign?

“Women don’t get paid as much as men and that is wrong,” pouts Seth Rogen in the newest spot for Budweiser’s Bud Light Party campaign.

“Bud Light proudly supports equal pay,” says Amy Schumer. “That’s why Bud Light costs the same, no matter if you’re a dude or a lady.”

The ad, which premiered Monday during The Bachelorette, follows two previous vaguely political Bud Light Party...

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Kelly Faircloth Kelly Faircloth Sep 01, 2017. 24 comments

Study: Pay Rates Drop When a Bunch of Women Get Into a Field

Study: Pay Rates Drop When a Bunch of Women Get Into a Field

It’s a common refrain in comments sections across the land: The pay gap is nothing more than a manifestation of the fact that women prefer low-paying occupations. Well, guess what? When women move en masse to a male-dominated field, paychecks wither.

At the New York Times, Claire Cain Miller slices the pay gap several different ways, looking at the many, many places subtle biases could be...

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Hannah Gold Hannah Gold Aug 30, 2017. 22 comments

Ivanka Backs White House Decision to Block Rule Designed to Prevent Pay Discrimination

Ivanka Backs White House Decision to Block Rule Designed to Prevent Pay Discrimination

On Tuesday, the White House announced that it will stop the implementation of an Obama-era rule that had yet to go into effect and would have required businesses to collect data on how much they pay their workers based race, gender, and ethnicity, the Wall Street Journal reports. Obama proposed the policy back in 2016 in an effort to address discriminatory pay disparity.

Closing the wage gap...

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Kara Brown Kara Brown Aug 28, 2017. 20 comments

Netflix Pays Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin the Same as Supporting Actors

Netflix Pays Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin the Same as Supporting Actors

If a television show that stars two women, was co-created by a woman and is produced by one of the most forward-thinking companies in the industry still can’t get it together regarding the wage gap, then it’s no wonder the rest of Hollywood—and the world—is a disaster.

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin who star in Netflix’s Grace and Frankie, and also serve as executive producers for the series, have...

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