The Republicans in the Senate voted against a bill that would have helped women benefit from the 1963 Equal Pay Act. Employers would have had to prove that it was job performance, not discrimination, that created the pay difference. It would have also banned employers from firing people who discussed the amount of their paychecks. Are the Republican’s simply anti-women or are they so pro-business that people get kicked to the side of the road on issues like this?
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I can imagine Congress ruining everything, yes!
The christian tenet is actually that husband and wife are to be subservient to eachother.That's a bit of a distortion of the views of people of faith.Nevertheless there is no such evidence of anysubstantial pay gap as implied. Also Read Warren Farell
There are many different ways to interpret the 'Christian tenet.' That's why we have so many denominations of Christianity. The Religious Right in America seem to interpret 'God's will,' as calling for the subordination of women.
I think you have greatly misread the christian Right or Left. If that where the case why does the "Right" promote more women to high ranking political positions than the "Left". I have seen no evidence of this from either poilitcal party.
I agree to a part. But to make the case by example for some regulation: Jobs in Russia list whether a woman is expected to go to bed with the boss. That may now be regulated, but I have not heard so. In the U.S. it is. Is pay really different?
I have never been paid different based on me being female. I have been paid less because I had less experience but I have never even known someone who had this issue. Also here thanks to sexual harasment rules there's no sleeping with the boss.
I wish I knew more about it. That sounds reasonable, but women with lifetime careers, who do not have children, have been reported to receive less. I think its just a macho country and we're all used to it. No so in Sweden. Equal pay for equal work.
women with lifetime careers can also make individual choices that contribute to the accumulated gender pay gap.