Despite a growing social movement toward body positivity and away from shaming, some bosses may still deem people to be “too fat” to get a promotion. That's especially true for white women, who will find that the higher their body mass index, the lower their wages, and vice versa, a study from Cornell University finds.
A whopping 75 percent of Americans think discrimination is still an issue many women face today, according to a new poll. The poll was inspired by the role gender has played in Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
In an era when inequality is rampant and wages are stagnant, the demand for equal pay seems willfully ignorant of the fact that equal pay with men won’t help the working poor, who aren’t paid a living wage regardless of gender. Detractors often acknowledge that there is indeed a wage gap, then chalk it up to women’s choices. Related: 21 NYC Women Confess the Dumbest Thing They Spend Their Money On Most of us — myself included — have been thinking far too narrowly when it comes to why we’re really enraged by the wage gap.