The New York Jets are paying out approximately $324,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by the team’s cheerleading squad over low wages.
This past July, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law officially classifying professional cheerleaders as employees, entitled to minimum wage, sick leave, overtime and workers’ compensation. But why bother? After all, they work right next to some very rich men, and that’s the whole point, isn’t it?
Gloria Steinem has argued for decades that wage equality and salary transparency (knowing who makes what for doing the same job) are two of the biggest issues facing women in the U.S. workforce. In a new interview, she points out the lack of progress since the ‘70s, when a Time editor tried make up for a wage…
It’s time for a little good news, the kind of good news that you can pass down to and your grandchildren and your great-grandchildren. According to new estimates from the World Economic Forum (WEF), it will be 118 years before women across the globe will achieve pay equality. A legacy, indeed.
Another year has passed and with that passing we again meet The Hollywood Reporter’s annual actress roundtable. And just like last year, every single woman on the cover is white.
In an essay published Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter president and chief creative officer Janice Min wrote that THR would be getting rid of its annual Women in Entertainment Power 100 list. “THR’s Power 100 list, by its nature, pits the town’s most impressive females against one another,” she wrote. “We…
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.
FINALLY. A female lead in a major film will be making more money than her male counterpart. Like, a lot more. Our hats are off to you, J.Law.
In early May, at a press conference for their new Netflix show Grace and Frankie, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda said they were angered when they found out they were making the same for the show as leads as Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen were as supporting actors. Now Tomlin and Fonda say they were joking. Huh.
On Wednesday afternoon, President Obama is hosting a town hall primarily with women who write for the site BlogHer to discuss issues like equal pay and the cost of childcare, pegged to Tax Day (helllllo April 15!) and Equal Pay Day.
A new study by the Institute for Women's Policy Research institute tracked census data from 1959 to present day to determine when the wage gap would creak shut in America. The results are depressing more than sobering: It's not happening nationally until at least 2058.
It's been a strange time for women. Maternal mortality in the US has actually increased. There are people in our government who refuse to enact a law for equal pay. Personhood is still a Thing. But where in the US do women face the most hardship? It looks like Mississippi and Utah are duking it out for the top spot.
At the New Republic, the inimitable Rebecca Traister notes that the recent, embarrassing GOP "Say Yes to the Dress" political ads are "one of the first instances in which conservatives have in any way embraced the idea that women now treat government as a stand-in for husbands."
In a move that surprised absolutely no one and still managed to be disappointing, America's deadbeat dad the GOP once again voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act—the bill that aims to protect women from gender-based wage discrimination. And yet, all around the country, we are voting to give disgraced lawmakers…
Who needs President Obama’s Equal Pay push when you can just move to the 16 American cities where women make more money than men? Don’t block your blessings, am I right?
Moments after Senate Republicans unanimously voted to block the advancement of the Paycheck Fairness Act — a bill that would have held employers accountable for wage discrimination against women — the bill's lead sponsor, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, unleashed a barrage of scathing criticism against her good-for-nothing…
Just one day after President Obama commemorated Equal Pay Day by signing two executive orders designed to eliminate wage disparity between men and women, Senate Republicans have unanimously blocked a bill that would have turned those orders into laws. Republicans love you, ladies. They love you like Courtney Stodden's…
Tomorrow, the President will sign two executive orders designed to promote equal pay for women, bypassing the jowly obstructionist fuckos in Congress and once again reminding women in this crucial election year which major national party is the one that actually does stuff for women. At least, that's the goal.
Can women have it all, or is it just too much to juggle? And by "it all" I mean all the money that they should be paid but currently are not, thanks to the wage gap.