Supreme Court Justice RBG Expected to Make a Full Recovery

For those who have been concerned that Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recent surgery might cause her to retire from her position as Supreme Court Justice, a recent Rachel Maddow Show put that fear to rest. “This is completely routine,” Dr. Raja Flores, chairman for the Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Thursday [...]

2019-06-26T09:32:09+00:00January 12th, 2019|Feminist, History, Legislation, Women|

Christine Blasey Ford Spoke for Us All

In her September 27 column in the New York Times, "Christine Blasey Ford's Sacrifice", Michelle Goldberg describes Dr. Ford's testimony as heroic: "On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the world, that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers. Her soft voice cracked as she spoke. She smiled [...]

2019-06-26T09:32:39+00:00September 28th, 2018|Activism, Legislation, News, Women|

Report Finds the Digital Gender Pay Gap Is Alive and Well

Although one might think that the male/female pay gap would not apply in the online arena, research conducted by Website Planet, a supplier of digital services, says otherwise. "Female freelancers are being paid significantly less than men—in some cases half as much—on two of the most highly used and reputable freelance job platforms, Upwork and Fiverr," says the report. [...]

2019-06-26T09:33:26+00:00September 20th, 2018|Equality, Feminist, Legislation, LGBTQ, Research, Women|

Court Rules Women Can’t Be Paid Less than Men Based on Past Wages

A federal appeals court ruled on Monday that relying on a woman's previous salary to determine her pay for a new job perpetuates disparities in the wages of men and women and is illegal when it results in higher pay for men. The ruling undercuts one of the key arguments employers have for allowing pay disparities between women and men [...]

2019-06-26T09:34:48+00:00April 11th, 2018|Equality, Legislation, News, Women|