What We’re Reading Today (10/5)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)



California legislation aims to narrow the gender pay gap

Mitchell Hartman, October 5



The Washington Post

Here’s why the wealth gap is widening between white families and everyone else

Tracy Jan, October 5


The New York Times

Recession’s Hangover Blurs the Way to a Broad Recovery

Ben Casselman, October 5


Market Watch

These 6 charts explain why some Americans have gotten much richer than others

Quentin Fottrell, October 5


The New York Times

Payday Lending Faces Tough New Restrictions by Consumer Agency

Stacy Cowley, October 5



Louisiana Limits Public Colleges and Universities from Asking Applications About Criminal History

Robert Newhouse, October 5


USA Today

5 reasons your small raise could get bigger

Paul Davidson, October 5



Youth Incarceration in the United States, by the Numbers

Molly Knefel, October 4



The New York Times

Should Women Make Their Own Pop Music Canon?

Wesley Morris, October 5


The New York Times

Celebrating Global Feminism With Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan

Melena Ryzik, October 5



The Economist

The gender pay gap that still needs to be closed

October 7



The 20-Week Abortion Ban Won’t Become Law. It Should Still Scare You

Hillary Kelly, October 5


The New York Times

The Myth of Women’s ‘Empowerment’

Rafia Zakaria, October 5


The Washington Post

Once women take the wheel, Saudi Arabia will never be the same

Manal al-Sharif, October 5


The Washington Post

A woman may finally get a monumental tribute on the Mall, and she’s naked? Really?

Petula Dvorak, October 4