Friday, March 09, 2007

What is the "Gender Gap"?

The term "gender gap" refers to the observed inequity in earnings, whereby men earn significantly more than women both on average and when performing the same job.

There are a ton of sexist rationalisations for why it is right and proper that the gender gap should continue to exist.

Let a minor Greek Goddess explain why those rationalisations are made and why they are wrong: Echidne of the Snakes did an excellent 3-part series on the Gender Gap last year (1. Theory, 2. Empirical Evidence and 3. Addressing the Wingnuts).

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