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?
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.
Women, people of color and an intersection of the two groups—Black women—will inevitably be overrepresented among the current glut of jobless Americans. The “double gap”—a term I use to convey that Black women are subject to gender, as well as racial, wage gaps—has real, tangible consequences for the Black community.
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?
Kamala Harris’ new plan to combat the gender wage gap is a beacon for change in a society that blames women.
Only one month after a record number of women were sworn in to serve in the 116th Congress, feminist lawmakers in the House re-introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act.
The idea that Asian Americans and Pacific Islander women are a monolith is not only inaccurate, it’s irresponsible—and it’s hurting our chances at getting equal pay.
More than two-thirds of teenagers work while still in school—and the wage gap starts before they graduate.
Reprinted with permission from the American Association of University Women Halloween is the perfect time to tell ghost stories. But there’s nothing scarier than the true story of gender inequality in the United States. Forget ghouls, goblins, and graveyards—these 10 statistics on women’s equality reflect a reality far scarier than whatever comes out to haunt […]