Sorry, but this sounds like a lot of excuses. Perhaps that is easy for me to say not being a woman, but being equal and empowered and all, why are women putting up with it? Will bosses give equal raises? Who knows. Ask and sue if you don't get one. Women choose low paying work. Okay, who is to blame for that if not women? If men make less it is pure market forces. If women do it is a nefarious scheme. Yes, looking after children takes you out of the workforce. If that bothers you don't have any. Perhaps it is unfair that the woman is expected to shoulder the load (as cori points out) but again, woman-up and tell your husband/whomever it is their turn to take 5 years out of their career to raise junior. Of course, I would be upset if I was getting paid less than you. I would be upset if I was getting paid less than another man just because he held out for more pay or pushed for a raise, but that is my fault not his (or yours).
Originally Posted by eKatherine
And while we are talking about equality, why should childless women be punished because some women have children? Is it fair to them that they work without interuption meanwhile another woman gets the same pay even though they take time off to raise junior? What is the reward for dedication to career in that case?
I am all about equal pay for equal work. But equal is equal. Taking time off for whatever reason be you a man or woman is not equal work.
somehow I manage to leave my intelligence and decorum at the door wherever I go. I doubt your journal will be an exception to that - not on the rug
What the F&#* is a decorum? - Mr. Anthony