Is There a Gender Wage Gap?

According to Carrie Lukas, Executive director of the Independent Women's Forum, women and men earn equal pay for equal work. Except that we work in entirely different professions because women like really comfortable, safe jobs. And that parity is only true for urban workers who have no children. So it is a total lie perpetrated by angry feminists that women only make 77 cents for every $1 a dude earns doing the same work. Well, that makes me feel better. ...more
Probably most women's pay-equity advocates think employers are greedy profiteers who'd hire only ...more

Gender and Race Pay Gaps: How a Wal-Mart Greeter Might Just Help Us All

The latest information that we have about pay gaps -- both gender-based gaps and race-based gaps -- is from The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which has released an analysis of first-quarter earnings for 2010 that contains some surprising facts. ...more

Excuse Me, Senator McCain -- What I Want for my Daughter Isn't Liberal or Conservative

As the mother of a daughter, there are things I want for my eight-year-old PunditGirl, especially when she becomes a woman -- things that I was lucky to have, but that generations before me didn't. Interestingly, John McCain, as the father of daughters, doesn't seem to want those same things. ...more

Excellent post. It's what I want for my daughter and everyone else's daughters as well.  ...more

I Want To Be A Feminist, Too

Nerdette of NotMyGal recently pointed me to a blog post in which she defines third wave feminism (” 3.0 feminism”) as: “Anyone, regardless of gender, who is proudly Pro-Choice, fights to protect the health, safety and well-being of women and healthy families, and is for Equal Pay for Equal Work.” ...more

So long ago that I'm not even going to try and find the link, I wrote a piece about whether one ...more