Women Lag Far Behind Men for Elected Office in Missouri

Posted March 16 — By Doug Moore, St. Louis Post Dispatch ST. LOUIS  There are more women than men registered to vote in every county of Missouri. But when it comes to holding office, men dominate at nearly every level… Continue Reading

Columbia, MO adds gender identity to city nondiscrimination ordinance

Last night, the Columbia City Council unanimously passed legislation to include gender identity in the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance protecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Under the leadership of Mayor Bob McDavid and… Continue Reading

Newt Gingrich dismisses gender wage gap

Ladies, Newt Gingrich thinks we should just calm down and stop worrying about this silly little “gender wage gap.” The real problem, you see, is that the plight of women is improving so rapidly that we should actually be concerned about men.… Continue Reading

Missouri’s gender pay gap widens

How disappointing. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s Personal Finance blog reports that new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the gender wage gap widening in Missouri. The average full-time female Missouri worker makes only 75¢ for each dollar earned by… Continue Reading

Women file another sex-discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

In 2001, a group of current and former female Wal-Mart employees across the nation filed suit, arguing that the retail giant violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against them because of their gender. The district court certified… Continue Reading

Gender wage gap persists; Women earn 86¢ for every dollar earned by men

Motoko Rich has a disturbing but unsurprising piece on the gender wage gap in the New York Times’ Economix Blog. Here are some statistics: In 2010, women earned 86¢ for each dollar earned by men. “[A]mong so-called creative class workers like architects,… Continue Reading