The Senate has just failed to approve “The Fair Pay Act”. It would have helped equalize the gender gap between woman’s pay and men’s pay. Woman are still paid less the 80 cents on every dollar that men earn in the United States.
What is your reaction to this vote? Your comments below?
The math is phony. They are not comparing apples to apples. Even when the math is correct you will still have a wage difference of about 12 cents.
No it is not fair. Equal work should get equal pay but human behavior does not change easily and men have been in control for thousands of years. Until not it was about strength and size today it is about brains and collaboration.
So guess who is going to win.
Equal pay should be what it means “equal pay”!!! What is the government afraid of anyway? Most of today’s household is being run by WOMEN – mainly single moms!! They have bills to pay, food to put on the table, gas to put in the car, etc. This ain’t “Leave to Beaver or Father Knows Best” anymore. Wake up and get your heads out your butts!
So you are saying that men have been in control and that’s why they should be paid more? Last time I checked, women were the ones who bore the children and took most of the responsibility for raising them. And are you also saying that women have inferior brains? You need to grow up and enter the 21st century, dude.
As a professional, I’d be keener to be paid what I am worth as an individual, i.e. not in comparison to what my male colleagues are earning, not in comparison to what my female peers are earning, rather what I deem I am worth based on my experience, abilities, qualifications and everything else that concerns me.
Now since your Congress hasn’t approved this bill, I’d suggest each woman in the States should work hard to fully understand your personal worth as a professional, and then only apply for roles where the employer’s willing to pay you what you deem you’re worth whether that is equal, under or over what they’re paying a male equivalent to carry out the same role. It’s all about self-worth at the end of the day.
Since congress is comprised mainly of wealthy men (many of whom have stay at home wives), they may need a nudge to understand why minimum wage and equal pay are important to the well being of the country.
Gender should not determine a persons worth, with that being said as an African American male I know exactly what it feels like to have you worth determined by what you look like and not by what you bring to the table.
It is what it is unfair pay for women period. How could this be the greatest country when we cannot resolve simple issues such as this one. Not to mention the overwhelming amount of other issues: national debt,poverty, health care,tax reform just to name a few. We cannot even govern ourselves because the level of obstructionism is taking us back to the last century. So not surprised that this issue is too unimportant to just fix the problem!! If a women brings in less money that is less money for the entire family and God knows everyone can use more of that in this economy!!!