Fifty years ago today, on June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, requiring men and women be paid equally for equal work. Argue the statistics whichever way you want, but the pay gap persists. White women earn, on average, 77 cents to the white male dollar. Black woman earn 69 cents, and Latina women earn 57 cents. (Infographic by the lovely Emily Nemens for LeanIn.Org.)
Tiffany: “If I weren’t afraid, I would ask more questions and speak up.”
Modification of the last infographic. Congressladies + men = still a ways to go.
Source: Office of the Clerk
This is the most beautiful infographic I’ve ever seen. Paging I Love Charts!
JESSICA BENNETT: WRITER, EDITOR, ADVOCATE
Some people are so gifted with words that you want to drop everything and read anything they’ve ever written. For me, no one fits that description more perfectly than Jessica Bennett. Besides being an outspoken advocate for equal rights, she’s been the executive editor at Tumblr, a senior editor at Newsweek, and has had pieces published everywhere from The Atlantic to The New York Times. All her brilliance aside, she also happens to be really nice and incredibly funny.
How do you define “feminism”?
Feminism is the belief in equality for men and women. That’s not just how I define it, that is the definition. I can’t stand when people say they believe in the above (ahem, Marisa Mayer) but that they’re not a feminist. YES YOU ARE. Own it, girl!
She’s a source of widespread frustration and anxiety who is demoralizing, uncaring, morale-draining, and very unpopular. He demands excellence and relevance.
She is difficult to work with, unreasonable, impossible, stubborn. He has a strong vision and insists on seeing it carried out.
She is AWOL and disengaged. He attended Sundance and SXSW.
She is not a naturally charismatic person, not approachable, tough as nails. He is direct.
She is brusque, blunt, and dismissive. He does not like to waste time.
She is uncaring, unable to march forward or provide reassurance, and doesn’t make people feel good. He is not your mommy.
She is condescending. He is the boss.
Pretty much. Via annfriedman.
Part two of a thing I did, with Ms Magazine cofounder Letty Pogrebin and Columbia professor Alisa Soloman. (Part One)
A thing I did, with Ms Magazine cofounder Letty Pogrebin and Columbia professor Alisa Soloman.
You can have it all on Tumblr.
Side note: Seriously hope Kirsten doesn’t have bed bugs.
BOOM. Topherchris w the background cameo. (at Tumblr HQ)
Beyoncé in GQ.