Hotel Worker Earning Minimum Wage Fired for Talking to Washington Post

Shanna Tippen, an Arkansas woman making minimum wage cleaning hotel rooms, was fired from her position for talking to a Washington Post reporter about living on the minimum wage. The hotel manager who fired Tippen actually suggested she talk to reporter Chico Harlan, then fired her for saying a minimum wage increase… » 3/30/15 4:50pm Monday 4:50pm

This Etiquette Guide for the Oakland Raiderettes Is Ridiculous

News recently broke that the Oakland Raiders are allegedly paying their cheerleaders (the Raiderettes) wages as criminally low as $5 per hour and now, as more facts about the team are revealed, it's turning out that not only do they pay the Raiderettes next to nothing — they also treat them like they're social fucking… » 1/28/14 4:30pm 1/28/14 4:30pm

Good News: Ladies Can Close the Wall Street Wage Gap by Shining Shoes

At the rate workplace gender equality is improving, women won't get paid as much as men until 2056. Which is a shame, as most of us will be retired by then if not, you know, dead. » 3/16/12 11:00am 3/16/12 11:00am

The Gender Gap in Wages

This graph from the Bureau of Labor Statistics highlights the gender wage gap. Among full-time workers during the last three months of 2010, men made more per week than women in each of these occupational categories: » 1/29/11 4:45pm 1/29/11 4:45pm

The "Hecession" Is Just Hype

Sorry David Zinczenko, but most recessions have been "he-cessions" - more men are in the workforce than women. And considering "Female compensation has fallen more during the recession than has male pay," both sexes are getting hammered. [Reuters, Economist] » 10/09/09 12:30pm 10/09/09 12:30pm

You Call $1 A Week A "Living" Allowance, Barry Obama?

Suspicious news out today: Malia and Sasha Obama get weekly allowances of: ONE DOLLAR A WEEK. Now, I understand that those two don't exactly have to worry about filling up the Dodge Ram in times like this, but seriously, a dollar? About the best thing one dollar will get you these days is four chicken McNuggets. (Or… » 7/23/08 1:30pm 7/23/08 1:30pm

Child Care Professionals: Worked Like Dogs, Paid Like Stay-At-Home Moms

In Emily Yoffe's Human Guinea Pigs column today, the Slate writer tries out being a day care worker in D.C.'s Gap Community Child Care Center, which mostly provides subsidized child care to low-income women so that they can work. It is, to say the least, not a fun job. There's screaming and fighting and crap-filled… » 6/25/08 4:00pm 6/25/08 4:00pm

Sports Bra Saves Stranded Hiker • L.A. Strippers Sue Clubs For Tips

An American hiker in the Bavarian Alps who was stranded for 3 days was rescued after she attached her sports bra to a cable used by lumberjacks to get their attention. • A new study has found that men are more likely to share their creative work online than women. • Lesbians are barred from donating blood in China… » 6/23/08 4:30pm 6/23/08 4:30pm

Young Women In Big Cities More Empowered Than Ever To Go Shopping

City-dwelling women in their twenties are making slightly more than urban men, according to a demographic study featured in today's New York Times. Oh, hallelujah. Maybe this will make up for the money we spend on tampons, birth control, Sephora, getting shoes reheeled every two weeks, manicures, pedicures, eyebrows,… » 8/03/07 9:40am 8/03/07 9:40am