Sarah Silverman Buys a Penis to Close the Wage, and Vagina, Gap

You know what’s bullshit? Women being paid less to do the same jobs as dudes. This is why Sarah Silverman is buying a penis … in the name of economic equality, of course. » 10/08/14 11:30am 10/08/14 11:30am

America Loves Political 'Bad Boys,' Can't Guarantee Fair Pay for Women

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… » 9/16/14 2:20pm 9/16/14 2:20pm

Sen. Barbara Mikulski: Of Course I'm 'Emotional' About Gender Pay Gap

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… » 4/10/14 3:10pm 4/10/14 3:10pm

The White House Admits There's a Wage Gap at the White House

On Tuesday, President Obama will take another stab at balancing pay inequity between America’s ladies and gents with the Paycheck Fairness Act. The law would regulate how private companies pay their employees to weed out gender discrimination. Most of us are familiar with the statistic noting that women make 77 cents… » 4/08/14 11:20am 4/08/14 11:20am

50 Years Of 'Equal Pay' Lip Service From Presidents

On Tuesday night, President Obama was met with a standing ovation after mentioning in his State of the Union address that women shouldn't get paid less than men, that policies that don't promote pay equality are from the "Mad Men era." Turns out, Presidents have been promising to lift women out of the Mad Men era… » 1/30/14 3:20pm 1/30/14 3:20pm

It's the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. How Are We Doing?

"Over the course of her career, a working woman with a college degree will earn, on average, hundreds of thousands of dollars less than a man who does the same work," said President Obama Monday morning. "That's wrong." Well, yeah. But what ya gonna do about it? » 6/10/13 5:00pm 6/10/13 5:00pm

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

Your Guide to the Very Important Paycheck Fairness Act

It's currently legal to fire a woman if she discusses her salary with a superior or colleague. That's just one of many reasons why we need the Paycheck Fairness Act to End Wage Discrimination, which was reintroduced by Senator Mikulski & Representative DeLauro earlier this week. The bill, which would ensure women are… » 1/31/13 2:20pm 1/31/13 2:20pm

Senate Republicans Cockblock Paycheck Fairness Act

The Paycheck Fairness Act would have made it more difficult for companies to discriminate against women, as well as helped those forced to sue for pay equity as a last resort get what they deserve. Since women make 77 cents to a man's dollar — the average working woman loses enough money to feed a family of four for… » 6/05/12 5:00pm 6/05/12 5:00pm

What You Need To Know About The Paycheck Fairness Act

This morning, the Paycheck Fairness Act is on the Senate's agenda, having already passed the House. What is it, and what will it do? » 11/17/10 10:07am 11/17/10 10:07am

The More Equality The (Led)Better

Were you excited to see the Ledbetter Act signed? Emily Douglas at The American Prospect has one good reason (The Paycheck Fairness Act) that you need to not rest on those laurels. [American Prospect] » 2/03/09 6:20pm 2/03/09 6:20pm