On Friday, Women’s Equality Day, the Obama administration added a number of big businesses to the White House’s Equal Pay Pledge.
A study from the New York Consumer Affairs Board has found that women’s products are priced higher than the men’s product equivalent by an average of 7 percent, and that we pay more than men 42 percent of the time. Now if that ain’t some bullshit!
Finally, an important gender gap is closing. No, that that pesky pay gap, you know the one that will close in a short 118 years, but rather the alcohol gap. According to new numbers released by the National Institutes of Health, women are drinking more, while their male counterparts are drinking less. The trend is…
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.
"It's important to me as an actor to be able to make a living (but) I'm going to tell you something—I paid more money to my babysitter and my dog walker than I made on Boyhood," Patricia Arquette, who just won a Golden Globe for her troubles, told WENN.
Former deputy White House chief of staff for operations, Alyssa Mastromonaco wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post defending her decision to accept a contributing editor position at Marie Claire.
A new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research research finds that Congress will not achieve gender parity until 2121 if nothing changes about how female candidates are pipelined. (According to my Day After Tomorrow-informed projections, by 2121 Congress will just consist of two women, a man, and a male…
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is happening right now and while the event is bringing us some exciting news (iOS8 sounds like it is going to be amazing and useful and whatever I'll buy it because it is simple and shiny) it's also bringing some troubling pictorial evidence that the gender gap in silicon valley…
According to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 26% of women have delayed or avoided medical care in the past year, compared to just 20% of men. Unsurprisingly, low-income and uninsured women are the most likely to put off necessary treatments and preventative care.
It's not easy being a man in the modern American matriarchy! Always being forced to buy all the dinners and win all the bread and dominate all the high-paying jobs and respect all the bodily autonomy. UNFAIR, RIGHT? Sometimes it feels like what happened to equality, you know!? What do men have left to live for, even?…
Thirteen-year-old Olive Bowers loves everything about surfing—except the totally crappy way women are portrayed in the pages of a popular magazine.
A couple of new studies suggest that women might be "self-selecting" out of STEM fields because we're trained to fear mediocrity and failure. It makes sense—when you're told all your life that you have to be "twice as good" to compete "in a man's world," it's tough to feel like you have the luxury of taking chances.
It was a big week for women working at Napa Valley's vineyards—for the the first time in 12 years, women were allowed to compete in a prominent annual pruning contest.
Blergh. The headline "Equalities Minister criticised for suggesting women take up ‘feminine’ sports" sounds preeeeeetty bad. Like, really awfully bad. Like, 1971-bad. Women face enough discrimination in sports as it is without emphasizing absurd gendered dichotomies that activists have just finally begun to unravel.…
The Women's Media Center released their 2014 Status of Women in U.S. Media Report yesterday, and the findings are, disappointingly, pretty much what you'd expect. Over the past three years, women's visibility in media has remained largely the same (i.e. disproportionately low), with women—particularly women of…
Who said the gender gap in comedy is NBD? Certainly not Will Ferrell, who has just launched a new production company, aimed at created female-focused comedies. Well, it's about time!
A women's group has just released its annual list of the best places to work, to help working women identify companies where they can grow and feel welcome.
Could this fan-created female scientist set help Lego fix some of its gender gap issues?
For the first time since 1989 women cyclists have a chance to race alongside their male counterparts at the Tour de France.
Boo and ugh. A new study finds that actresses get totally screwed financially as they age, compared to their male counterparts. (Is it too early in the day to start drinking or what?)