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Watch: We love this inspiring ad about girls kicking ass and taking names that Audi made to promote equal pay for women

The commercial depicts a girl racing against boys in a soapbox derby while the voiceover makes an uncomplicated case that men and women should be valued equally. Seems like a pretty obvious thing to say. But of course, the ad has attracted a group of serious haters.

Gifs: Audi USA

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Thank you to all those people marching for equality today.

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It’s Latina Equal Pay Day — and it’s important to make that distinction

Tuesday has been declared Equal Pay for Latinas’ Day.  Latina women make 54% of what white men earn. So Nov. 1 marks the date at which a Latina woman has finally caught up to what a white man made in the previous year. According to the AAUW, access to education and the types of jobs that women take account for a portion of the startling inequality, but not all of it. 

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Emmy Rossum just proved she’s an unequivocal bad ass. After negotiating equal pay with her male co-star, she’s throwing her weight behind back pay

According to Variety, Showtime has put the offer of equal pay on the table, but Rossum’s team has refused. The reason? The actress doesn’t just want equal pay right now — she wants Showtime to make up for all of the time she was underpaid. And based on Showtime’s behavior, there’s a very good chance it will work.

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Local GOP official makes bizarre argument for denying women equal pay, later apologizes

  • A local Utah Republican official is in hot water after publishing a letter to the editor in a local paper warning that “equal pay for women has consequences.”
  • James Green, the vice chair of the Wasatch County GOP office, wrote the letter in response to Senate Bill 210 — legislation that would require employers to guarantee all workers equal pay for equal work.
  • Green worried that giving women their fair due would take wages out of men’s pockets and keep women away from the home. 
  • Green issued a letter of apology on Thursday, reported on by a local Fox affiliateRead more (2/17/17 11:18 AM)
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Hate-watch this Danish footwear ad to see a corporation’s version of feminism that has a lot of people pissed off

While we see what Bianco was going for, the execution was a little…crass. In the words of one woman, “A lot of women are angry about it, but funnily enough not because we want to buy more shoes. Isn’t it great when capitalism attempts to cash in on feminism? What a load of bullshit.“

Gifs: BiancoFootwear

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“The pay gap does not affect all women the same way.”

Aug. 23 is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, which marks the additional time it takes for black women to earn what white men earn in a year. To put it simply, it takes 20 months for a black woman to earn the same wages as a white man earns in 12.

According to the Center for American Progress, black women earn about 60% of what white men earn. The percentage is strikingly low in comparison to the 79% wage difference when grouping all women together. 

Fusion contextualized the wage disparities by doing the math for some of the richest and most famous black women, like Beyoncé and Halle Berry. 

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Serena Williams is now the highest-paid female athlete on Earth.

It’s official: Williams surpassed previous record-holder Maria Sharapova with a total $28.9 million earned last year, Forbes announced Monday. But despite surpassing the previous record holder, there remains one important caveat: Williams is still a victim of the pay gap — and is mad as hell about it.