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Unfair Wages

I know that there is always much discussion on how large the pay gap is between men and women. Across the board, women receive about 77 cents to every dollar a man receives, as discussed in class. This is unfair, because many women work just as hard as men do, and the salaries don’t show it. I found this article on the US News site, that talks about this.There was a study done that showed that female doctors make about $12k less than men doctors…that’s ridiculous. If they have the same degrees and the same skills, why is there a difference at all? It just doesn’t make sense to me why Congress can’t approve the Paycheck Fairness Act that Obama is trying to push.

The article goes to say that it could very well be because men are more aggressive when asking about pay. Well, women have been shot down so often before, we’re conditioned to take what we can get. If we were to be aggressive like men are, we could actually not even receive the position because some employers don’t see that as a good quality for women employees. Why?

This definitely goes back to the TED talk that we watched and talked about in class, where Sheryl Sandberg talks that women often think of their future and don’t go after higher positions because they need to raise a family and will have to take time off from the job. So? Work your butt off and take that raise and promotion and new position – it’ll help you save up for the cost of raising a family!

Source: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2012/07/05/are-women-still-paid-less-than-men

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