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houstonintc Donating Member (202 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-11 11:26 PM
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19. Equal Pay/Work
At the end of the day, ensuring gender equality in a career field requires infinitely more work then just wages.

An example is teaching where women outnumber men so much that it is a joke up until college level education. While the wages, which are going to decline if Republicans get their way, are bad the real barrier is a cultural one. Men wanting to be around and help children are seen as suspect in a culture that tends to assume pathological nature in men... I.E. if he is he is possibly a child molester. Also his carrier can be more easily annihilated and reputation ruined by mere accusations even if completely false.

Women likewise might not get involved in certain fields simply because of cultural prejudices and assumptions or ill motives placed on someone for having that job. I used the above example because I was recently a attempting to become a teacher and I basically ran into that and warnings from others.

I think ultimately you can only offer equality of opportunity. Not necessarily equality of result.
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  -How does an estimate of effort and working conditions... Boojatta  Aug-17-07 12:19 AM   #0 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-17-07 08:47 AM   #1 
  - Not sure I understand the question  Orrex   Aug-17-07 10:37 AM   #2 
  - I have a guess about what you mean, but  Boojatta   Aug-17-07 12:17 PM   #3 
  - How about first we just push for equal pay for women?  lwfern   Aug-17-07 03:28 PM   #4 
  - How about discussing the issues?  Boojatta   Sep-02-07 11:06 AM   #7 
  - I created a poll that you might find interesting.  Boojatta   Sep-27-07 03:31 PM   #9 
  - for anyone contemplating spending time on this post  iverglas   Aug-19-07 07:03 PM   #5 
  - Does the occupation of stand-up comic have an  Boojatta   Aug-19-07 08:31 PM   #6 
  - If I'm not mistaken, the one you refer to as "this third one"  Boojatta   Sep-03-07 03:17 PM   #8 
  - I feel like kicking this tonight also. (nt)  lwfern   Nov-26-07 12:06 AM   #10 
     - You did the right thing and now this thread deserves another kick.  Boojatta   Dec-19-08 09:24 PM   #11 
     - Kick  Boojatta   May-18-09 03:56 PM   #12 
     - In fond memory of that night, here's another kick.  Boojatta   Nov-12-09 11:41 AM   #14 
  - Kick  Boojatta   Sep-10-09 01:18 PM   #13 
  - A number of questions in this thread remain unanswered.  Boojatta   Aug-09-10 07:33 PM   #15 
  - before talking about women being paid more, we might ought to address women being paid EQUAL. nt  seabeyond   Aug-12-10 07:36 AM   #16 
  - Kick  Boojatta   Mar-06-11 04:13 PM   #17 
  - Why manipulate wages to equalize participation? What's important about equal gender representation?  OneTenthofOnePercent   Mar-08-11 06:12 PM   #18 
  - Equal Pay/Work  houstonintc   Mar-16-11 11:26 PM   #19 
  - Why don't you do some research?  spooky3   Mar-18-11 09:58 PM   #20 
     - "Once you understand the basics, you will be off to a good start."  Boojatta   Mar-19-11 01:08 PM   #21 
        - Do the research yourself.  spooky3   Mar-19-11 01:26 PM   #22 
           - "the questions you have raised have been answered"  Boojatta   Mar-19-11 02:51 PM   #23 

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