If activists are going to use median annual salaries to claim women are paid less than men, then they ought to be consistent and call out President Obama's White House. Female staffers in the White House earn 89 cents for ever dollar that male staffers earn. -Ashe Schow
[Jul 2016]: The incomes of the 1 percent grew 37 percent between 2009 and 2015. They captured more than half of all the income growth in the country over that period, leaving just 48 percent to spread out among the bottom 99 percent of families. The top 10 percent of American earners took home more than half of all income last year, the highest share ever except for 2012.
And in fact, income inequality is now at the highest level the country has ever recorded in its entire history. -Bryce Covert
Are you OK with not being the first person school calls when your child is sick? Are you willing to leave home before the kids are up and come home after they are asleep? Would you travel two weeks out of every month even when your kids are young? Until women say yes to those questions at the same rate as men, the goal of workplace parity is both silly and impossible. -Naomi Schaefer Riley
Liberal, Financial, Narrative, Oops, Sexism, Jobs
Even though cash is a bigger motivator for men than for women, they’re getting equal pay for equal positions, education, and experience says tech job search firm Dice. No salary gap exists between women and men in tech, says job search firm Dice, looking at its annual survey of 16,000 tech professionals, as long as you are comparing people with equal experience, education, and job titles.
Liberal, Narrative, Sexism, Jobs
The lack of women in science and mathematics is largely a matter of personal preference, not discrimination, according to a psychology professor.
Dr. Lee Jussim, a professor at Rutgers University, explored the issue in an article published last week in Psychology Today, explaining that girls with strong math and science skills also tend to have high verbal skills, giving them access to a wide variety of potential career options.
Further, he says that because girls tend to prefer working with people, as opposed to working with objects or numbers (a male preference), women tend to pursue different career paths than do men.
Gender Pay Gap Explained
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Financial, Racism, Narrative, Oops
Democratic federal-level campaigns are paying minority staffers significantly less than their white counterparts, according to a study from the New Organizing Institute (NOI). "African American staffers on Democratic federal-level campaigns are paid 70 cents on the dollar compared to their white counterparts; Hispanics are paid 68 cents on the dollar," writes Ethan Roeder, executive director of NOI.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Obama, Character, Financial, Oops, Feminism, Sexism
According to an analysis of salary data from the “2013 Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff,” the 228 female employees in the Obama White House are being paid a median annual salary of $65,000, compared to a median annual salary of nearly $75,000 for the 231 male White House staffers... In other words, females working in the Obama White House are paid less than 87 cents for every dollar paid to male staffers. -Dr. Mark J. Perry
Editorial, Liberal, Financial, Narrative, Oops, Feminism
Are we really in the midst of what Pew calls a "gender reversal?" One stubborn fact of the labor market argues against the idea. That is the gender-hours gap, close cousin of the gender-wage gap. Most people have heard that full-time working American women earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. Yet these numbers don't take into account the actual number of hours worked. And it turns out that women work fewer hours than men. -Kay Hymowitz