John McCain is applying for a job as leader of our country and no doubt
Yet, my serenity was shattered last week when McCain said, after voting against a fair pay bill, that the pay gap isn’t due to discrimination. He said that women just need more “education and training.” Pondering this statement at considerable length, I find no way around the outrage.
A 2005 study by the General Accounting Office found no change in the pay gap between men and women despite increased levels of education among women.
Any woman who votes for this misogyny gets what she deserves. The rest of us deserve better!
A 25-year-old woman, on average, will lose more than $583,000 to unequal pay during her lifetime, local Urban League President Esther Bush noted at yesterday’s rally. Put another way, that woman has to work more than 15 and half months to earn what a man makes in 12.
The pay gap between men and women remained virtually unchanged between 1983 and 2000—despite women’s increased levels of education and participation in occupations previously closed to them, according to a new report by the General Accounting Office (GAO).