Why are we so afraid of the “F” word?

Hey ARKers! I saw this comic today, and I think it really makes a good point about what, or rather who, feminists are.  I wanted to share it with you all, because I feel like so many people don’t understand what it means to be a feminist.  “Feminist” isn’t a dirty word, in fact, it’s something to be proud of. Because, if you aren’t a feminist, what does that make you???

Think about it.

-Rosie

Happy Equal Pay Day!!! Well, maybe…

Happy Equal Pay Day!!! Sounds exciting, right?  And yet, according to the American Association of University Women, American women earn about 23% less than males.  If we actually achieved equal pay, this day would probably become somewhat more irrelevant.

So, what should we be doing about this? The most important rule to remember: don’t be afraid to ask for what you’re worth.

Also, be sure to check out this cool calculator—it’ll show you how much of a raise you should be asking for based on your current and goal salaries over the time span that you choose.  If you are not sure about how to do so, here are some helpful tips to get you started.

If you want to learn more, visit http://www.aauw.org/learn/research/upload/simpletruthaboutpaygap1.pdf.

Stay Strong,

Rosie