Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 06/29/2013

Saturday Vids: The Equal Pay Act Turns 50

In honor of the Equal Pay Act’s 50th anniversary, BTRtv talked with Patricia Gatling, Commissioner and Chair of The New York City Commission on Human Rights, and took to the streets to ask men and women how they feel about equal pay — and why there’s still a gender wage gap.

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Feminism | Posted by Cecile M on 11/10/2010

Fair Pay Isn’t Always Equal Pay…Right?

The Senate is considering a bill that would make it easier for women to sue their employers for wage discrimination on the basis of sex. While the bill has received support from women’s organizations and President Obama, who referred to it as “a common-sense bill,” the author of this New York Times article (interestingly enough, a woman) was not so sure that the bill was a good idea. Essentially, the author argued that though women currently earn 77 cents for every dollar that men earn, this statistic ignores other factors determining salary. Historically speaking, men are likely to have had stronger educational experiences than their female counterparts if they were educated more than about 30 or 40 years ago. Similarly, they might have more experience and tenure simply …

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