Thirty-three years after the Equal Rights Amendment failed ratification, American women still don’t earn the same as their male counterparts. Despite earning more college and postgraduate degrees than men, women remain a minority in higher paying positions. A 2013 Calvert Report found: “In the S&P 100, while women make up 19% of board of director [...]
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, but women are still way behind men in earnings. April 9 is the date when American working women finally catch up to the amount men earned by last December 31. That’s because the gender pay gap between women and [...]
I’m tired of being a feminist. No, that’s not quite right. I’m tired of having to be a feminist. The last few weeks have been a flurry of feminist outrages from Marissa Mayer bringing down the axe on telecommuting at Yahoo! to The Onion calling an Oscar-nominated nine-year-old the c-word for laughs. We’re debating the [...]
I’m going to be adding the word “feminist” to my online profiles. Let me explain with why it wasn’t there in the first place. It’s not that I don’t believe in the equality of women, or that I don’t think the world is riddled with gender inequity. The word “feminist” has certain connotations, and is [...]
I’d like to introduce a new weekly feature here at The Broad Side — Six Things You Need to Know Right Now — as a way to bring you some excellent reads from around the web. We know it’s hard to keep up on all the best content, so we’re going to try to help [...]
The White House just released the list of guests who will be joining Michelle Obama in the traditional First Lady’s Seating Box for the State of the Union address. There are always some Americans invited whose stories are personally compelling and add something along the lines of what sportscasters call “color commentary” for an event. [...]
The Wal-Mart v. Dukes case carries on in a different form as a federal district court denied a motion to dismiss a class action suit of California women alleging pay and employment discrimination. The named plaintiffs represent more than 100,000 current or former women employees of California Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores. The class includes [...]
Women Invented Language You know how “they” always say that women weren’t allowed to be literate until like the 1800s or something ridiculous like that? Well that’s just stupid. One only has to compare the verbal and written communication skills of a boy toddler and a girl toddler to know that one is more naturally [...]
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