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Check your bias at the door,
This review is from: Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap -- and What Women Can Do About It (Hardcover)
The most important aspect of Dr. Farrell's work is his meticulous citation of his sources. The feminist mantra that women earn a fraction of what men earn is statistically true, but upon closer examination, as Dr. Farrell does, it's not completely true. Gender differences is a very touchy subject and I recommend to anyone who reads this book to read the footnotes - either prove to yourself that it's true or disprove it. The Equal Pay Act (EPA) gives an individual a right to the same contractual pay and benefits as a person of the opposite sex in the same employment, where the man and the woman are doing like work, or work rated as equivalent under an analytical job evaluation study, or work that is proved to be of equal value. I've always wondered that if women did earn less than men why wasn't there a proportionate amount of law suits brought under the EPA? Dr. Farrell answers the question.
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Initial post: Dec 15, 2009 10:57:42 AM PST
Star Bux says:
Equal pay for work of equal value, sounds like common sense,
as in, why are even discussing this, when we could be discussing
something else. For example, are not most coal miners male?
Are not most stewardesses, bank tellers, and mid-level office
employees, and university students, female? Do not all bank
tellers make the same? What about WORK EQUITY?
Some think of a dominatrix as a woman in black leather carrying
a whip. But that could be a psychotherapist. No, a dominatrix
is a woman who wears a diamond ring, or other such jewellery.
For she does not seem to care about the males who work in diamond
mines. Who wants to work in a mine? Somebody with financial
obligations, or who is chasing a "fortune in gold". A goddess is a
psychotherapist, or a woman who says NO to diamonds because she
does not want her "hands stained with blood". Neither will she go work
in a diamond mine, preferring the luxury of a book instead.
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