economy

Popaganda Episode: Race, Gender, and Marijuana

Will the new cannabis entrepreneurs help right the wrongs of the war on drugs?   Read more »

How Big Is the Wage Gap in Your State?

A new report shows which states pay wome the least compared to men. Guess what's at the bottom of the heap.  Read more »

Nearly 4,000 People Fighting California's Fires Are Paid Just $1 An Hour

Nearly half of California’s wildfire fighting crews are incarcerated people. Read more »

A New Book Looks At How Working Women Are Shortchanged

An Equal Pay Day protest—photo by the Australian Services Union. We all know that women across the United States make less money than men. But on top of that, the industries that employ majority... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Demystifying the Wage Gap

Why is it that white men in America are paid more—on average—than women and people of color in every single state? We dig into the realities behind the wage gap with help from three all-stars. First ... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: How Do I Win an Argument About the Wage Gap?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. ... Read more »

Like a Boss: Five Reasons Jill Abramson's Firing Matters

Since yesterday afternoon, the Internet has been buzzing with the news that Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of theNew York Times, was fired—in part, ... Read more »

People Need to Wake Up: Lilly Ledbetter Talks About Media Coverage of Equal Pay

Lilly Ledbetter is an icon of the fight for equal pay. In person, she’s a very polite and friendly woman whose Alabama drawl draws audiences through complicated subjects like the politics behind the Paycheck Fairness Act and the realities of gender discrimination on the job. Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar today! • Why Twitter’s woman problem is bigger than just “checking a box.” [Feministing] • The National Center for Transgender... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

• Department-store chain Macy’s, along with other retail giants like Kroger, spent this summer lobbying Texas governor Rick Perry to veto the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Sign... Read more »

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