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TOPIC: Wright for equal pay.

Wright for equal pay. 18 May 2016 19:28 #9851

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Personally I think it's insane that it's 2016 and still your gender will determinate your pay check. Seriously we have had 3 waves of feminism and most people will agree that equal pay should be a given, but still we have to read articles about the women that actually demanded this right. I just read this article about Robin Wright who found out that her co-star Kevin Spacey, in the tv-show "House of card", got paid way more then her and that she had to threaten studio to pay her evenly or she would go public. I mean in the end she did get her raise and the article made it seem like a sunshine story because of that. This is not a sunshine story, that a women have to threaten her employers to get paid equally to her coworker. That a women gets the same paycheck as she would if she was male should not be considered news it should be a given!
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Wright for equal pay. 11 Sep 2016 20:47 #10160

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There is a lot of articles stating that unequal pay is actually a myth. I would love to know the sources where it specifically mentions that females are getting paid less than males.

If we are talking about actors getting paid unevenly I don't think that is a gender issue. Kevin spacey is the main character of the show. He is getting paid more due to that very reason.

dailycaller.com/2016/04/12/equal-pay-day...gap-is-still-a-myth/

Here's an article talking about how unequal pay might be due to life choice preference rather than literally unequal pay where people are getting paid less from the same exact job. I think it's insane that it's 2016 and people still believe that any decent company will risk a lawsuit by paying any woman less than men since that would just be illegal.

I would love to know what you think about what I posted and maybe help me understand where the unequal pay is coming from. I'm really curious if there is actually STILL inequality in pay especially in America. That would be really interesting to read.
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Wright for equal pay. 18 Sep 2016 01:05 #10220

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Interesting but I am glad to say that women have come a long way. We are able to vote and even run for president!
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Wright for equal pay. 25 Sep 2016 20:13 #10330

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Here is a good youtube video I found created by Vox , but I think you should take it with a grain of salt because I haven't gotten the chance to really check their sources and validity. Even so, they're pretty reliable with their information, it's just that they don't cite their sources for some of their information.



According to Vox, they are saying that women in our culture has been prescribed to take care of the baby. That is why there would be a gender pay gap because they would have to either take a job that has flexible hours or risk job performance. Vox uses the example of how school teachers or scientists have flexible schedules because they go home at a consistent time frame. If a scientist finish her work, then she can go home. However, business people have to constantly make meetings and appointments even after their work is done. So, there is a dilemma between sacrificing family time or business time. Therefore, the pay gap would be because of the traditional ideal in the business world that a really good employee is one who is flexible and able to meet clients needs when they are needed. Otherwise, if the employee is not committing to the job hundred percent, then the boss would not think the employee is doing a good job. However, I think gender pay gap is far more complex than simply flexible hours.
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