August 13, 2020, is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. Black women must work more than eight extra months to be compensated the same amount as their white male counterparts.
June 4, 2020 is Moms’ Equal Pay Day, marking the amount of additional days that moms have to work to earn the same amount of money as the average U.S. dad earned last year.
The word “shecession” appeared in the The New York Times for the first time in its nearly 170 years of publishing over the weekend. And with good reason.
Because women often begin their careers earning lower salaries than men, and in light of the pervasive gender wage gap that exists, employers who rely on a candidate’s prior pay to set their new salary allow those existing gender-based pay disparities to continue.
The World Economic Forum estimates that it will take over 200 years to close the gender pay gap. No one should have the patience to wait that long. How can we accelerate change?
Knowing that an estimated four-fifths of poor Americans are unable to access the legal services they need because they can’t afford the cost, NOW and Legal Momentum have teamed up again to create the SYMS|Legal Momentum Helpline—which provides free information, assistance and referrals to women and girls facing discrimination and harassment at work, in school and at home.
A federal judge dealt a significant blow to the U.S. Women’s national team’s fight for equality on Friday. While the U.S. women’s team’s claim of unequal working conditions can go forward, a federal judge rejected the player’s claims of pay inequality.
This essay is an homage and COVID-era update to to Judy Brady’s classic satirical feminist manifesto, “I Want a Wife,” which originated as a speech at a San Francisco protest in 1970. This essay appeared in the first issue of Ms. in 1971.
Three weeks ago, most of us—proud feminists and progressives—would have said we shared the burden of parenting relatively evenly. Why then, at times of crisis, do these imbalances emerge?
Right now, women in healthcare are on the frontlines of the response to COVID-19, risking their safety every day to save the lives of those critically ill. Yet, while women make up 78 percent of the healthcare field overall, they consistently make less than their male counterparts across the board.