Sunday, May 06, 2007

Fuzzy Math An Insult to Working Women

I wrote before about how the AAUW got it wrong, that there really is no pay gap once you control for all factors that affect earnings. Here is some more on the same topic:

"This year the gender victimologists came armed with a new report from the American Association of University Women, Behind the Pay Gap, which purports to show that one year after graduation, women are paid 80% of what men earn.

But beyond the claims of sex discrimination, Behind the Pay Gap contains a put-down to all working women. That message reads, Ladies, you are unwilling to accept the financial consequences of your decision to work shorter hours and in less lucrative occupations.

That’s patronizing and insulting to the women who don’t believe they need a government mandate or gender quota to get ahead in life. Hopefully this time around not so many will be taken in by the AAUW’s creative calculations."

Read more here.


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