Benedict Cumberbatch, who you might know as the hot wizard Dr. Strange in Avengers: Infinity War and other various corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, wants all the Cumberbitches to know that he recognizes the gender pay gap.
Wonder Woman made a cake load of money, saved feminism, and most importantly, it allowed us to crown Chris Pine as king of the Chrises. And yet Patty Jenkins was still unconfirmed to direct the sequel for awhile. Now we know that not only will she be directing Wonder Woman 2—she’s making way more money for it.
In March of this year, Left Bank Pictures, the producers behind Netflix’s monarchy fantasia The Crown, found themselves in hot water after revealing that supporting actor Matt Smith (Prince Philip) takes home a larger salary than star Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth II). I’ll spare you the details, but they argued Smith…
We already know that the so-called “motherhood penalty” plays a key role in the persisting gender wage gap. Now, a new unpublished study suggests an age-related catch: When women in opposite-sex marriages have their first baby before the age of 25 or after the age of 35, they eventually catch up with their husband’s…
A group of women members of parliament (MPs) from various party affiliations have launched #PayMeToo, a hashtag meant to push the UK to grapple with the gender pay gap across all industries.
Earlier this month, the producers of the popular Netflix series The Crown admitted they paid series star Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II, less than supporting actor Matt Smith (Prince Philip). The revelation sparked some well-earned outrage, with fans going so far as to launch a social network campaign to…
In 2017, BBC Worldwide was forced by the British government to reveal the salaries of its top stars after a senior editor quit over pay disparity, exposing an astonishing pay gap between the male and female faces at the network. An organizational audit has just revealed it’s even worse than suspected.
Left Bank Pictures, the producers behind Netflix’s monarchy fantasia The Crown, have apologized for all the fuss they caused after comments they made about Matt Smith and Claire Foy’s salaries.
Martina Navratilova, long heralded as one of the greatest tennis champions of all time, appeared as a commentator for the BBC’s Wimbledon programming last year. But according to Navratilova, she made at least 10 times less for those appearances than male counterpart John McEnroe, a slight she says is in line with the…
Former E! star Catt Sadler abruptly quit her job in late 2017, when she discovered her male co-host Jason Kennedy made twice her salary. In a new essay, she explains how the network justified the pay gap and what things have been like since her story got big.
The new CEO of budget airline company easyJet, Johan Lundgren, has taken a pay cut to match the salary of his female predecessor and announced a commitment to improving the gender gap at the company.
Over the weekend, Mo’Nique, an Academy Award-winning actor and comedian, took to Instagram to call out Netflix for offering to pay her $500,000 for a comedy special while her fellow comedians and colleagues got considerably more.
The UK’s 2010 Equality Act has a clause stating that any company with more than 250 employees must publicly share their gender pay gap, and it comes into effect in April. The Labour party’s Harriet Harman is extremely psyched for it.
A top editor at the British Broadcasting Corporation has announced she will resign from her position because of the BBC’s “secretive and illegal” pay structure, which over the summer was revealed to pay some female employees significantly less than their male colleagues on average.
More categories of workers have joined the class-action lawsuit against Google on Wednesday, this time from the company’s childcare facilities where one woman alleges male teachers were given higher starting salaries than female teachers. Around 147 women were employed there, and three men.
Iceland has declared for itself a pretty ambitious goal: to close the gender wage gap by 2020. To get started, they’re making it illegal to pay men more than women doing the same jobs.
According to a report from the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute, the gender pay gap in the Trump White House has more than tripled. AEI found that when the median of pay among White House staffers was taken into account, “the typical female staffer earned 63.2 cents per $1 earned by a typical male…
It’s been just about a year since Patricia Arquette made her flawed but incendiary speech about the gender pay gap after winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In November, Kate Winslet declined to take part in a conversation about the pay gap in Hollywood—a conversation that Jennifer Lawrence and Sandra Bullock, among others, have publicly championed since the Sony hacks. At the time, Winslet called the conversation “vulgar,” adding, “I don’t think that’s a very nice…