Closing the skill gap

U.S. Women’s soccer team sues for equal pay There are a couple of ways to look at this. The logical way is that we can agree on "equal pay for work of equal value." If women's soccer provides paying customers with value equal to men's soccer, arguments for higher pay could be put to the… Continue reading Closing the skill gap

Bait and switch

Google Finds It’s Underpaying Many Men as It Addresses Wage Equity Here is the core point from that NYT article: When Google conducted a study recently to determine whether the company was underpaying women and members of minority groups, it found, to the surprise of just about everyone, that men were paid less money than… Continue reading Bait and switch

Academiot roundup

Feminist prof says 'traditional science' is rooted in racism Sara Giordano, Women’s Studies professor at UC-Davis, is quoted in that link as follows: “At the root of the justification for social inequality then is Western science,” she says, claiming that science’s distinction between “humans and non-humans” has allowed “capitalism [to become] justified as a natural… Continue reading Academiot roundup