Jennifer Lawrence Shouldn’t Blame Herself For Her Industry’s Pay Inequality

The actress Jennifer Lawrence is getting, somewhat fairly, a reputation for being outspoken amongst her Hollywood peers. This trend was established back in 2013, when she told Harper’s Bazaar UK, “If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet,’ I’m like, ‘You can go f– yourself.’” In 2012 she told Elle, “In… »10/14/15 4:00pm10/14/15 4:00pm

Razors, Insurance, Pillows: the Irritating 'Women's Tax' Still Exists

The pink handle on your razor is costing women extra. So is the hair on your head, your drugstore lotion, and the fact that you live longer, statistically, than the men around you. The “women’s tax” still exists and it’s still unbelievably irritating, gratingly unfair, and, in most places, perfectly legal. »4/08/15 3:00pm4/08/15 3:00pm

The Pay Gap Could Be Getting Worse for Millennial Women

Climate change, the future of social security, the return of crop tops — life just keeps getting better and better for millennials, doesn't it? And now in even more GREAT news, it looks as though working women in their 20s and 30s are continuing to earn far less than their male counterparts. This is the dawning of the… »6/12/14 5:20pm6/12/14 5:20pm

Republicans Prove They Love the Ladies By Killing Equal Pay Bill

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… »4/09/14 4:45pm4/09/14 4:45pm

New Report: the U.S. Isn't Doing So Great at the Whole Gender Equality Thing

Everybody sit down. The United States is not number one in the world when it comes to something. I know, it's crazy. According to the Oct 23 2012 Global Gender Gap Report from the World Economic Forum, we're only 22nd best in gender equality, right after Canada and before Mozambique. And since the United States… »10/24/12 11:30pm10/24/12 11:30pm

Express Your Outrage About the Gender Pay Gap with These Pithy E-Cards

Despite what some faithless Bloomberg opinion writers believe, the gender pay gap is too a real thing and it really needs to disappear. Like several decades ago. Women in the workforce, on average, still earn a mere 77 cents for every dollar men earn, even if they're performing the exact same tasks as men. Like… »9/12/12 11:00pm9/12/12 11:00pm

Husbands Who Earn Less than Wives Are Content So Long As They Have Something to Do

Income inequality among married couples can lead to competitive, alarm-clock sabotaging grudges, or at least that's how such inequality would be portrayed in a comedy about a working couple in which one partner dramatically outearns the other. In reality, according to Susan Gregory Thomas' Wall Street Journal article »7/22/12 12:00pm7/22/12 12:00pm

Surprise! Non-Macho Dudes Have No Problem with Women Out-Earning Them

As it just so happens, men who don't define their masculinity by how many dragons they've strangled to death, how many cans of pizza-flavored spray cheese they can suck down in five minutes, or how few tears they shed during the scene in Big Fish when Ewan McGregor plants his ladyfriend a quadrangle's worth of… »7/19/12 2:10pm7/19/12 2:10pm

Surprise! Republican Congressmen Pay Male Employees $10,000 More Per Year

Your vagina is an expensive anatomical accessory. In addition to the tampons and gynecologists, over the course of your lifetime, you can expect your vagina to gobble up thousands of dollars worth of possible earnings that you would have made yourself if only you were a man. Unsurprisingly, the pesky pay gap endures… »7/12/12 2:45pm7/12/12 2:45pm

Earning a Certificate Is Becoming the Next Great Way to Experience the Gender Pay Gap

The economy totally sucks. It sucks so much that if you turn on any news channel or flip to the op-ed page of that newspaper you're not reading because physical, page-turning newspapers are really only good for getting ink under your fingernails, someone will be shouting or writing, "Argh! Economy! Euro! Debt crisis!… »6/09/12 1:00pm6/09/12 1:00pm