Wage gap science attention gap

Since at least 1944, when congresswoman Winifred C. Stanley (R) N.Y., introduced H.R. 5056 (Prohibiting Discrimination in Pay on Account of Sex: PDPAS (in 1944 they weren’t so focused on teasing catchy acronyms out of what Bills were named), feminists have been building a myth that any discrepancy in pay between men and women is… Continue reading Wage gap science attention gap

Wage gap trope, sigh…

You can search the Lansing State Journal‘s web site today for the phrase “gender wage gap,” but you will get no results. This, despite the fact of the headline on page 3A: “Gender wage gap narrowing,” a story by Dennis Cauchon of USA today, where it was titled “Gender pay gap is smallest on record.”… Continue reading Wage gap trope, sigh…

Skills gap 2

Quillette is a gem. I find this, A Victory for Female Athletes Everywhere, a compelling, thoughtful (fairly long) article from a person highly qualified to comment (emphasis mine): “As an academic, I appreciate the value of intellectual inquiry that challenges our socially constructed defaults. As someone born into a mixed-race family steeped in the civil… Continue reading Skills gap 2

An Analysis of Reasons for the Disparity in Wages Between Men and Women

In a decade, I’ve become tired of writing about the lie of the “wage gap.” So, here’s all the information you need to make an informed decision. Call it an appeal to the authority of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. To do equal work, on average, women would have to toil 7 hours… Continue reading An Analysis of Reasons for the Disparity in Wages Between Men and Women

Wage Gaffe

A letter I wrote to the Lansing State Journal appeared there on May 7th: Gap claims hollow It’s being reported women are paid less than men because employers discriminate against females. A paper from the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation is being used as evidence for this claim. An unreported statement from that… Continue reading Wage Gaffe