Why is it that women are paid less than men for the same job even in this day and age?
And what can we do to work to change this legally? Also, for us women, how do we demand equal pay as our male counterparts without compromising our jobs? And how do we go about asking a potential employer about whether the compensation is equal for both sexes?
Please read this article if you would like more info. It details the 25 best paying jobs for women and even in these do women earn only a fraction of what the men do for the same work. Physicians that are women for example earn about 65% of what the male physicians do.
What is going on???!??? How is this still happening? Surely women having motherly responsibilities can’t be an actual reason? People protest about everything and anything these days, why I don’t see this in the news more often?
Quick note – as some of you know, I’m not at the stage of looking for a job right now but this is something that has just always vexed me so I wanted to discuss it among the intellectuals on Fluther.
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