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Close the Wage Gap by Changing Your Major

(6) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 10:36 AM

If today's young women want to close the wage gap, they should change their college majors. Aspiring early childhood educators or social workers should reconsider: the median earnings in these fields are $36,000 and $39,000, respectively. By contrast, petroleum engineering and metallurgy degrees promise far more money: median earnings are...

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Lessons from a Feminist Paradise on Equal Pay Day

(5) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 11:51 AM

Sweden seems to be an egalitarian, feminist utopia. So why are American women ahead of their Swedish counterparts in breaking through the glass ceiling?

On the surface, Sweden appears to be a feminist paradise. Look at any global survey of gender equity and Sweden will be near the top. Family-friendly...

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Do Boys Face More Sexism Than Girls?

(421) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 1:58 PM

When it comes to education, are boys the new girls? Are they facing more discrimination than their female peers, just because they are sexually different? According to recent studies, boys score as well as or better than girls on most standardized tests, yet they are far less likely to get...

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Wage Gap Myth Exposed -- By Feminists

(122) Comments | Posted November 4, 2012 | 7:53 PM

If you believe women suffer systemic wage discrimination, read the new American Association of University Women (AAUW) study Graduating to a Pay Gap. Bypass the verbal sleights of hand and take a hard look at the numbers. Women are close to achieving the goal of equal pay for...

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