Topic: equal pay

What Is The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, And What Are Its Strengths And Weaknesses?

What Is The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, And What Are Its Strengths And Weaknesses?

So I’m not voting for Barack Obama. I’ll tell you more about that decision in a few days, after the election hysteria has died down and people are less likely to scream at me. That said, it’s not like he hasn’t done a single thing I agree with during his tenure as president. Hence, in the interest of being nice to my Democrat friends (with whom I share many ideals) on a day that’s important to them, I’m going to talk about one of them, and that’s the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. (Warning: I am also going to critique its shortcomings.) More »

Video: ‘Equal Pay Day’ PSA Takes Sasha Grey’s Words Horribly Out Of Context [NSFW]

Video: 'Equal Pay Day' PSA Takes Sasha Grey's Words Horribly Out Of Context [NSFW]

An incoherent new PSA for Belgium’s Equal Pay Day presents Sasha Grey in a context she has yet to willingly place herself: fallen woman as cautionary tale about the horrors of sex work. Either she’s done a complete 180 on the ideas she outlined in her book Neü Sex and every interview she’s ever done, or the PSA people knowingly twisted her words. More »