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 10:00am6/03/13 10:00am

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 2:50pm12/11/12 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 11:40am11/14/12 11:40am

Employers Can Help Significantly Narrow the Gender Gap With One Simple Word: 'Negotiable'

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 3:45pm11/06/12 3:45pm

Epic Mansplainer Wonders Why Women Can't Just Shut Up About the Gender Wage Gap Already

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 11:30am8/14/12 11:30am