How to Tell Women They're Being Paid Unfairly

One of the first things Ed Macias did when he became provost at Washington University in St. Louis in 2009 was commission an analysis of gender-pay equity. Macias, a 39-year employee, is not a showy type, but he realized that when he announced that he was looking into pay inequity, he was simultaneously announcing that he was going to publicly release the results. Executives, legal officers and human resources staff can learn from how Macias navigated this land-mined terrain. ...more

Really great article, every woman should read it just to be ahead of the boss.more

Giving Men the Gift of Pay Equity

Yes, you read that correctly. A couple of weeks before my bar mitzvah, my parents and I went to our rabbi’s home to discuss the big day. One of the honors for the bar mitzvah boy is that members of his family can get called up to read certain prayers during the service, so we gave him our list of names. When the rabbi saw our list, he informed us that we had a problem: We had more women readers than our conservative temple would allow....more

Why I'm Boycotting the "She-conomy"

OK, I am a pessimist by nature. While many of the facts that MP Dunleavy cites in her column Women in Red ("Why women will run the economy") were interesting, I found it hard to whip out my pom poms and cheer for the news. Part of that is because the title is a misnomer (the article is about how to prepare for retirement, which is excellent information to share) and part of it is because there are so many downsides to her points. ...more

Thank you for sharing. I actually thought the same thing myself, as I currently have two MAs ...more

Gender and Race Pay Gaps: How a Wal-Mart Greeter Might Just Help Us All

The latest information that we have about pay gaps -- both gender-based gaps and race-based gaps -- is from The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which has released an analysis of first-quarter earnings for 2010 that contains some surprising facts. ...more

Marking Equal Pay Day

AAUW members and pay equity advocates all across the country are marking Equal Pay Day today. Marking the day, not celebrating the day. We will celebrate when we no longer need Equal Pay Day, when pay discrimination and the wage gap are things of the past, when women’s wages are finally equal to men’s. Until then, we’ll continue to mark this day — with rallies, proclamations, “unhappy” hours, community events, and bake sales where women receive a discount equal to the wage gap. ...more

Why Equal Pay Day is Equal Power Day

Pick a number between one and fifty-one....more

Feminism? Or Good Social Policy?

I am quite concerned about the apparent confusion in the mainstream media between “feminism” and women’s rights and affirmative action. As a consequence media coverage of women’s rights seems narrowly focused on issues that concern upper middle class women – for example progress in appointing more women to high status positions (for example the increase in women doctors, lawyers, judges, CEOs, etc)....more

A Reaction to the Shriver Report: Women's Voices For Change

by Diane Vacca, for Women's Voices For Change ...more

I went through to Women's Voices for Change and read your most excellent article, then ...more

Fairness Deferred is now in the Senate's Hands

by Faith Childs ...more

Pay Equity is a Long Term Issue

I've been reading some sour grapes on anti-feminist blogs, complaining that media outlets are not covering the real economic news, which is that the unemployment rate for men is 7.2%, while it is only 6% for women. Of course, these people rant about how it is easier to fire men than women without fear of a lawsuit and blah blah blah; let's take a moment to weep for the degraded male while evil feminists crush his balls under their clogs. OK. ...more