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Sarah Silverman Apologizes for Fake Story on Equal Pay at Comedy Club

For Americans just learning of feminist comic Sarah Silverman, start with this: She’s not very smart. On Equal Pay Day, April 14, she issued an apology on Salon.com for lying in an equal-pay anecdote about a comedy club. Where were the...Show More Summary

Daily Fix: Republicans Didn’t Rise to the Occasion for Equal Pay Day and More News Stories

2 days agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

The state of conversion therapy, campus sexual assault protests at Columbia, Marylin Zuniga and get-well cards for Mumia, an anti-trans bathroom bill in Nevada, abortion laws in Oklahoma, and more!

The Time for Equal Pay is Embarrassingly Overdue

Equal Pay Day came and went this week but pay equity is a stubborn problem that demands our attention beyond a symbolic day on the calendar. We must continue the dialogue. The most recent data (2013) from the federal Bureau of LaborShow More Summary

Lockheed’s Marillyn Hewson is the highest-paid female CEO so far this year

Equal Pay Day, which occurred on Tuesday, highlights how much of a salary gap still exists between men and women in the workplace. But at least a few female CEOs aren't having trouble earning their worth. A USA Today analysis reported Wednesday morning shows that the highest-paid female CEO, among companies that have released their proxy […]

Women almost twice as likely as men to live in poverty during retirement

Yesterday was Equal Pay Day, which marked how far into the year the average American woman must work to earn what her male counterpart earned last year. The gender gap stands at 78 cents to the dollar and hasn’t narrowed in the last decade. As Maya highlighted, at this rate we won’t achieve pay equality until 2058.  But […]

Tens of Thousands of People Have Shared This: Why It's Time for Equal Pay

Yesterday was Equal Pay Day -- the date that marks how many days into 2015 the average woman would have to work to make what the average man did in the previous year. The average American woman will have lost $420,000 over her lifetime because of the earnings gap. Share this video if you agree it's time to fix that. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

President Obama to Talk to BlogHer Bloggers About Equal Pay and More

On Wednesday afternoon, President Obama is hosting a town hall primarily with women who write for the site BlogHer to discuss issues like equal pay and the cost of childcare, pegged to Tax Day (helllllo April 15!) and Equal Pay Day. Read more...

The Gender Wage Gap Is Not a Myth: ‘It Is Math’

On Equal Pay Day, advocates and women members of Congress said that pay discrimination is no accident. Image: Shutterstock The post The Gender Wage Gap Is Not a Myth: ‘It Is Math’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

This Day in History: Equal Pay Trailblazer Lilly Ledbetter Turns 77

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One-on-one with Lilly Ledbetter

Today is Equal Pay Day, an occasion that marks how much more women have to work in a year to earn the same as men. The issue could catapult Hillary Clinton...

Lawmakers call for pay equity

Tuesday was Equal Pay Day and members of Congress called for greater equity in wages between men and women. Click to Continue »

Five Facts About the Gender Pay Gap:

Over the past century, American women have made tremendous strides in increasing their labor market experience and their skills. On Equal Pay Day, however, we focus on a stubborn and troubling fact: Despite women’s gains, a large gender pay gap still exists. Show More Summary

Equal Pay Day: How Women Get Stiffed in Media and the Arts

Today is Equal Pay Day, and you don’t have to approve of Patricia Arquette’s poorly considered Oscar-night comments to get behind her push for gender pay equity, which is far from a realized goal in America. The pay gap directly or indirectly affects most...Show More Summary

Hey, Let’s Have Equal Pay for American Women Instead of ‘Equal Pay Day

4 days agoNews : Truthdig

Twitter screenshot Here’s an idea, people working at the White House: Instead of tweeting righteous messages about the need to close the income gap between men and women, why don’t legislators finally do away with that margin of baked-in...Show More Summary

Batgirl Demands Equal Pay, Now!

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Didn't realize today was Equal Pay Day? Well, Batgirl did! Check out the video above in which you can see 1960s Batgirl fighting for fair and equal pay regardless of gender. There's also some important facts and figures about how the disparity in pay based on gender may affect you. Show More Summary

Heidi Heitkamp’s Gender Wage Gap Advocacy Makes No Sense

Every April the feminist movement celebrates what they call Equal Pay Day. Supposedly it’s the day in the year representing the amount of time women have to work in addition to men to earn equal pay. Here’s a description from the American Association of University Women: Think about it: Women have to work almost four months...

3 Ways You Can Help Close the Pay Gap Now

Today on Equal Pay Day, consider the strides that some businesses are making to eliminate the national pay gap--and how you can follow suit.

Joe Biden: Equal Pay For Women Is 'Common Sense'

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Vice President Joe Biden tweeted that closing the gender pay gap is "common sense" in honor of Equal Pay Day. Biden posted the message along with a photo of him with the University of Delware women's basketball team: Equal pay for equal work. Show More Summary

Why the ‘position gap’ is more important than the wage gap for women in tech

4 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

There has been a lot of talk lately about whether Silicon Valley discriminates against women. In honor of Equal Pay Day, a depressing holiday, for sure, let's take a closer look at just how well women in the tech industry are doing. Here's the headline: There is a smaller gender pay gap for tech jobs. But […]

Why the ‘position gap’ is more important than the wage gap for women in tech

There has been a lot of talk lately about whether Silicon Valley discriminates against women. In honor of Equal Pay Day, a depressing holiday, for sure, let's take a closer look at just how well women in the tech industry are doing.Read full article >>

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