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Top Flutist Makes $250K a Year, and Is Suing Over It

Elizabeth Rowe argues the BSO has refused to pay her the same as her male colleague

(Newser) - When the Boston Symphony Orchestra's selection committee heard 29-year-old Elizabeth Rowe audition, it didn't know her gender: As Geoff Edgers writes in a lengthy piece for the Washington Post , the orchestra's blind auditions dictate that a screen obscures the musician's identity. She landed her "dream... More »

Doc Sorry After Gender Pay Gap Comments

Plano physician Gary Tigges said female doctors don't work as hard

(Newser) - A Texas physician who caused a stir with comments he made justifying the gender pay gap in a medical journal has apologized. Per the Guardian , Dr. Gary Tigges of Plano made waves when he told the Dallas Medical Journal's “Big and Bright Ideas” section that women choose not... More »

Highest-Paid Female Athletes Don't Come Close to the Men

3 male athletes each made more than top 10 women athletes' combined earnings for 2018

(Newser) - A quick perusal of Forbes' list of the highest-earning female athletes of 2018 reveals why women were so upset with this male-dominated list . If all 10 combined their earnings, they wouldn't touch the highest-paid male athlete. Or the runner-up. Or the third-place finisher. As expected, Serena Williams leads the... More »

Male, Female Surfers Competed in Same Event, Won Very Different Amounts

Social media outcry over gender pay gap in surf competition

(Newser) - The image is head-scratching: The two young winners of the Billabong Junior Series at the Ballito Pro, a surf competition held in South Africa, stand next to one another holding their prize checks—but the male winner's check (about $600) is for twice the amount of the female winner'... More »

The Gender Wage Gap Is Widening for Women Under 40

New report is out for Equal Pay Day

(Newser) - In 2015, US women under 40 earned 81 cents on the dollar compared to men. By 2017, that number had gone ... down: Last year, it was just 79 cents on the dollar for that demographic, according to a new report from HR analytics and software company Visier, released Tuesday for... More »

Martina 'Angry' BBC Pays Her 10 Times Less Than McEnroe

'It's still the good old boys' network,' tennis star says of Wimbledon pay disparity

(Newser) - The BBC has exposed a gender pay gap taking place within … itself. And among the women getting the short end of the stick is tennis great Martina Navratilova, who said she was thrown to find out she was getting paid 10 times less than John McEnroe by the broadcaster... More »

She Killed It as Queen, but Male Co-Star Earned More

Matt Smith considered more established than The Crown's Claire Foy

(Newser) - At a cost of $7 million per episode, The Crown is one of the most expensive TV series ever made. But while its star's wardrobe has benefited from such a hefty budget, she hasn't. Claire Foy, who won a Golden Globe and two Screen Actor Guild awards for... More »

Branding Misfires on Women's Day 2018

McDonald's, Mattel come under criticism, and Spain's women go on strike

(Newser) - Thursday is International Women's Day, an annual event getting more attention than usual in 2018 because it's the first in the wake of the #MeToo movement. As expected, brands ( including McDonald's ) are looking to capitalize, though critics are calling out examples of perceived misfires. Here'... More »

After Outcry, Wahlberg Makes a Big Donation

Gives $1.5M re-shoot fee for 'All the Money in the World' to Time's Up in name of Michelle Williams

(Newser) - Following an outcry over a significant disparity in pay between co-stars, Mark Wahlberg agreed Saturday to donate the $1.5 million he earned for reshoots for All the Money in the World to the sexual misconduct defense initiative Time's Up. Wahlberg said he'll donate the money in the... More »

Report: Williams Got 0.07% of Male Co-Star's Pay for Reshoot

She's said to have made less than $1K for 'All the Money in the World' redo

(Newser) - The biggest controversy surrounding Ridley Scott's latest movie used to be the replacement of disgraced actor Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer. Now, new commotion surrounding All the Money in the World, with USA Today reporting a good portion of the money in the reshoot budget went to Mark Wahlberg,... More »

Star Calls Out E! While Being Interviewed by E! on Red Carpet

Debra Messing criticizes E! for paying Catt Sadler less than male counterpart

(Newser) - "Bravo Debra Messing for dragging E! news while appearing on E! news," People news editor Nigel Smith tweets . "I think she just set the tone for the night." The San Francisco Chronicle reports that last month Catt Sadler left E! after more than a decade while... More »

This Country Made It Illegal to Pay Women Less Than Men

Iceland is 1st country in world to do so

(Newser) - Iceland just made it illegal to pay women less than men for the same work, becoming the first country to do so, HuffPost reports. According to Quartz , the new law was passed following little opposition and went into effect Jan. 1. Now public and private employers with more than 25... More »

Firm Behind 'Fearless Girl' Pays Ironic Fine

Though it says it disagrees with allegations of a gender pay gap

(Newser) - The financial services firm behind Wall Street's "Fearless Girl" statue agreed to pay $5 million to settle federal allegations that it paid female executives less than their male counterparts, the AP reports. The agreement followed a US Department of Labor probe into Boston-based State Street Corporation. Investigators said... More »

Women Have It Especially Rough in These 5 Cities

Gadsden, Ala., ranks worst: 24/7 Wall St.

(Newser) - Women earn about 80% of what men do nationwide. But in some US metropolitan areas, they earn as little as 53%. The gender pay gap is just one factor that went into determining the best and worst US metropolitan areas for women, per 24/7 Wall St . Also based on life... More »

Contract Details Leaked for Game of Thrones Stars

Salary, bonuses for Kit Harington, Lena Headey are 'identical'

(Newser) - Contract details leaked to Mashable show there's no gender pay gap in Westeros—at least not among two of its most famous citizens. The contracts for Lena Headey and Kit Harington—two of the biggest stars on Game of Thrones—are apparently "identical" when it comes to episode... More »

10 Best, Worst States for Women's Equality

Hawaii and Utah are polar opposites

(Newser) - The US still has a lot of work to do when it comes to gender equality. The World Economic Forum ranks the US all the way down at 45th in the world when it comes to gender equality, pointing to gaps in wages and unequal representation in business and political... More »

Women Presenters to BBC: Pay Up, Now

Call for broadcaster to even their pay with men now, not 2020, after wide gaps revealed

(Newser) - Prominent women at the BBC are calling on the broadcaster to resolve its recently revealed gender pay gap immediately rather than in several years, reports the AP . TV personalities including Clare Balding, Victoria Derbyshire, and others wrote an open letter Sunday to the BBC's top manager saying that plans... More »

Alleged Superhero Pay Gap Has Internet Up in Arms

Henry Cavill likely wasn't paid $13.7M more than Gal Gadot, despite report

(Newser) - Elle dropped a Hollywood bombshell Tuesday: Gal Gadot made a piddly $300,000 for Wonder Woman while Henry Cavill got a staggering $14 million for Man of Steel. This striking example of the gender pay gap sent shock waves through Twitter despite being, in the words of one inside... More »

Experiment Finds More Data Doesn't Always Help Wage Gap

'Knowing this information doesn’t make it easier to advocate for myself'

(Newser) - For Jessica Kirkpatrick, an astrophysicist-turned-data-scientist, information helps bridge gaps. But when she tried to use it to narrow the gender wage gap in her new role as chief data scientist at Hired, she learned that more data isn't always helpful—and that's at least in part down to... More »

On Equal Pay Day, Good News and Bad News

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day

(Newser) - It takes a woman until the following Tuesday to earn what a man does in a single week, and more than 15 months to earn what a man does in a year, according to the National Committee on Pay Equity. That's why Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, representing how... More »

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