Published October 18, 2008
Tags: career, discrimination, facts, feminism, feminists, job, men, minorities, myth, truth, wage gap, women, work
How many times have you heard ”Women make 75¢ for every dollar a man makes’’? Or ”Women earn 23¢ less than men?’’ Probably many.
The amount women earn for each dollar a man makes changes all the time depending on who you hear it from. The reason being is that it was a lie passed on from person to person, and every time it was passed on, the teller would exaggerate or minimize the original amount, creating multiple different amounts. It is similar to stories of old; they were passed on from one generation to the next, and every generation would add or change a bit of the story, and by the end, it would be a completely Continue reading ‘The Gender Wage Gap: Lies, Myths, and Lies’
Published October 11, 2008
Tags: affirmative action, asian, black, controversy, discrimination, dominant, employer, job, law, men, minority, racism, sexism, white, women
First off, let me quickly explain what affirmative action is.
Affirmative action is a general term for any policy that seeks to balance ethnic and sexual diversity in a certain area by granting minority groups special benefits and privileges. Examples of affirmative action include colleges and universities turning down the best students for minority students, and requiring businesses to hire a certain percentage of minority employees. A great synonym for affirmative action would be discrimination.
Affirmative action policies were put in place to prevent employers from a dominant group (a.k.a. Caucasian males) from discriminating against minority groups by favoring hiring of their ”own” (whatever that means). This, of course, comes from the misguided notion that Continue reading ‘Affirmative Action; Negative’