The reason that women get paid less is because they don’t ask for what they’re worth.I’ve hired upwards of 100 people in my working days. The majority being for the exact same job – promotional team member. You know, those people that hand out samples of some product at an event encouraging you to buy it? I hired them. I trained them. I organized the event. That was me. I was one of two promotional directors at an advertising consulting company. I was damn good at it to....more
Of the many bills up for a vote in the Senate, today's votes on two high-profile pieces of legislation succumbed to a Republican filibuster by narrow margins -- and a third bill of utmost importance to women in the workforce could face a vote in the next week.
I swear that I will one day get over the miserableness that was the previous ensuing decade, but for now I will continue to harp on yet another failure of the previous decade. In January 2009, President Obama started the year off right by signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. The Act righted a serious offense committed by the Supreme Court, which had ruled that discriminating against women by paying them less than men for doing the same (or even better work) was perfectly fine as long as companies kept it secret for a really long time.
The Ms. Special Winter 2009 Inaugural Issue is now out with a cover image of President-elect Barack Obama wearing a t-shirt that says, "This is what a feminist looks like."
From a media advisory prepared by Ms.:
Little did I know a few weeks ago, when Carole Joffe and I wrote "It's About Time Working Women Get Straight Answers from John McCain",
showing the connective tissue uniting economic and reproductive
justice--you know, like the phrase "barefoot and pregnant"-- and
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