During yesterday's Super Bowl, T-Mobile dedicated their ad time to the issue of equality. In their commercial, titled "#LittleOnes," Kerry Washington gives a voice-over pep talk to a group of babies.Read More
If you have 50 years of a character being portrayed on a hit television show by different male actors, paying them all at the same level, then when a woman takes on the same role suddenly just so happen to pay the person in that role less...that would be extremely shady, right? Of course right. Jodie Whittaker thinks so, too, which is why she insisted on pay parity when she took on the iconic role of the Doctor on Doctor Who.Read More
Jada Pinkett Smith Has an Awesome Story About Jessica Chastain & Octavia Spencer Getting the Paychecks They Deserve
"It's nice to go out and march. We can do that. It's nice to wear black at the Golden Globes–it's nice to do that. But what are we doing behind closed doors?"Read More
She shared on Twitter that while she's both grateful and thankful for the support, "there were never any threats."Read More
Is Anyone Even Surprised Anymore to Hear That an Actress Makes “Significantly Less” Than Her Male Co-Star?
When employees are told not to talk about pay, it's not like we don't all know who that benefits.Read More
"In Shonda finding her power ... she has empowered me."
"In Shonda finding her power and becoming more comfortable with her power, she has empowered me," Ellen Pompeo said of her relationship with Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes.Read More
While Williams took less than $1,000 in support of the reshoots that replaced Kevin Spacey, Wahlberg negotiated for a higher rate 1,500 times more.Read More
Last month Catt Sadler, the longtime co-host of E! News, parted ways with the network upon discovering that her male co-host, Jason Kennedy, who started around the same time Sadler did, was making close to double her salary. After repeated attempts to get what she deserves (and not succeeding), Sadler left, reminding all of us to "Know your worth."Read More
At the Intersection of Sexism and Racism: Today Hires Hoda Kotb to Replace Matt Lauer but Pays Her Less.
You'd think that this current moment of female empowerment might have taught the Powers that Be at NBC a thing or two about how sexism is a system of interrelated things that all bolster each other to perpetuate a racist, patriarchal...oh hell, if the whole Matt Lauer thing hasn't taught them this, my opening paragraph in a Mary Sue post isn't gonna. Sheesh.Read More
As of January 1st, Iceland's government is now legally enforcing pay equality.Read More
The longtime co-host of E!News, Catt Sadler, left the company she'd been a part of for 12 years after she found out that her co-host, Jason Kennedy, was making double what she earned. Sadler and Kennedy have both worked for the company for roughly the same amount of time, so there isn't even a seniority reason why Kennedy would be getting paid more.Read More
Even as we acknowledge how terrible sexism is, the onus of halting its effects is often placed on women. We frame sexual assault in terms of women "not getting raped" as opposed to telling men not to rape. We frame domestic responsibilities in terms of women "having it all" as opposed to men "sharing some." In the workplace, women have been advised to "lean in," but all the leaning in in the world doesn't rid the workplace of the one thing that truly stops women's careers in their tracks: bias.Read More
Patty Jenkins is Variety's "Power of Women L.A." issue cover subject, with very good reason. She recently signed on to helm Wonder Woman 2 for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, garnering the highest-paying deal given to any female filmmaker.Read More
Bank Behind That “Fearless Girl” Statue Systemically Discriminated Against Hundreds of Female Employees. I Wish I Were Even a Little Surprised
Today in 'unsurprising hypocrisy'
We're not new to the idea that some people use feminism and other forms of perceived wokeness as a sort of commodified deflection shield, attempting to buy themselves goodwill they can then exploit by trampling those they claim to support. This is not something we haven't seen before. But this story of the Wall Street bank that commisioned the "Fearless Girl" statue discriminating against hundreds of women is so over the top it feels like it needs to be from The Onion.Read More
I see they're experimenting with an ostrich-based solution.
Like kids in a sitcom just shoving the entire contents of a messy room into a closet that's primed to explode, the Trump team has addressed the pay gap along the lines of gender and ethnicity. For some reason, they felt it was important to kill an Obama-era measure to force companies to disclose wage information that would help find inequities. I hope someone lets the White House cleaning staff know that new administration policy holds sweeping things under the rug as the preferred solution.Read More
This catchy musical number suggests that Australian women should just leave work at 3:43, since that's all the time they're getting paid for.Read More
In a piece for Fortune, titled "How Black Women Can Close the Pay Gap," tennis legend Serena Williams writes about today being Black Women's Equal Pay Day and the day "shines a light on the long-neglected fact that the gender pay gap hits women of color the hardest."Read More
But actions speak louder than words.
Tony Hall, director general of the BBC, doubled down on his promise that they're dedicated to closing the gap as soon as they can.Read More
The BBC Has Serious Issues With Its Wage Gap, But Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Its Stars of Color?
The British government forced the BBC to disclose the wages of its most highest-paid stars, and the gap between top male and female earners is tremendous.Read More
Emma Stone describes how her male costars have taken voluntary pay cuts to ensure they're paid the same.Read More