GOP Congresswoman Votes Against Women, Because Ladies Don't Want Help

On Meet the Press, former White House adviser David Axelrod asked Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) if pay equity laws are integral in ensuring equal pay for women — which, you know, is kind-of an important question because nearly one hundred percent of American women are working jobs that pay men more. Her response?… » 6/03/13 10:00am 6/03/13 10:00am

Raises Fuel National Prosperity, So Go Get Yours

Ladies, it's Time to Ask for a Raise. Well, unless you just started your job, and then perhaps you should chill out, OK? Damn, greedy. But the rest of us need to slip into our GSD pants (opposite of eating pants) and march straight to the boss person's office and GET PAID as if the economy — and our shoe closets* —… » 5/16/13 1:00pm 5/16/13 1:00pm

Female Corporate Leadership Numbers Stall, Which Is Troubling

The corporate glass ceiling proved too goddamned impenetrable for women this year, according to a depressing new study from Catalyst which found that very few women joined U.S. corporate boards or executive teams in 2012. But but but Marissa Mayer!? But nothing. She and Sheryl Sandberg — the only other notable woman… » 12/11/12 2:50pm 12/11/12 2:50pm

Women Are Still Paid Crap, and What We Need to Do About It

It would be lovely if the delusional pundits who insist that the gender wage gap is a myth were correct. (We also wish that ocean levels weren't rising, people could easily teleport to work, and Hogwarts was real. We have a lot of dreams.) Sorry, blustery self-satisfied old dudes: women still aren't getting paid and… » 11/14/12 11:40am 11/14/12 11:40am

Employers Can Help Significantly Narrow the Gender Gap With One Simple …

I was so excited when I got my first full-time job after college — imagine, someone actually thought I was worth employing in a recession! — that I literally and emphatically said "YES" before my new boss could get out the "K" that came after the two-digit number he proposed for my salary. I never would've dreamed of… » 11/06/12 3:45pm 11/06/12 3:45pm

Epic Mansplainer Wonders Why Women Can't Just Shut Up About the Gender…

Newsflash, ladies: you need to stop jabbering on about this so-called "gender wage gap" thingamajig. You're not being discriminated against; the totally inconsequential pay difference is, if anything, your fault for working less hours and being kinda flakey! Are you on your period or something? Calm down! » 8/14/12 11:30am 8/14/12 11:30am