We Should Speak Up For Equal Pay!

I wrote a piece over on Tagroom.com today to not just raise awareness about equal pay for equal work — because duh, it totally does — but that we as women in the workplace should speak up and demand more, to inquire more. If wages were made public — not via a Sony hack — would you speak up for a pay increase? Why or why not? Lemme know in the comments! Oh, and be a doll and read the full story here!

from Bloomberg

source: Bloomberg

2 thoughts on “We Should Speak Up For Equal Pay!

  1. Emilie

    I’ve been a silent follower of your blog for some time. I’m also a big proponent of equality and equal wages. I’m a current senior at Princeton writing my thesis on social factors that affect political engagement for collegiate women.
    You use the statistic that women earn .77 to the man’s dollar. You’re not alone in that at all. In fact, it’s the most common statistic used in conversation, but it is actually wildly outdated. More recent studies show that women make .91 to the man’s dollar. (I can provide detailed analyses of such studies if you’d like.)
    I worry that working with outdated information and having it be so widespread actually hurts the cause. I’d love to get your feedback. Please feel free to email me on this subject.

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    1. Karlyn Post author

      Emilie,
      Thank you for your message! That statistic is from The Department of Labor and The White House in terms of resources. What recent studies are you pulling the .91 figure from. Would love to learn more!
      Thanks for following and thanks for chiming in. This is definitely an important subject to discuss.

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