Shortchanging women means shortchanging men and children as well. In the present climate of encouraging economic self-sufficiency and focusing on family well-being, righting the wrongs of unequal pay seems like a no-brainer.
Economic justice is not just a women's issue or a moral issue; it's clearly a legal one. As lawyers, we must promote opportunities and equity in the new economy; we must embrace change and not the historical precedence of gender inequities.
Closing the gender-based wage gap will require broad action, including moving more women into non-traditional jobs, creating opportunities for occupational mobility, and addressing wage discrimination.
There's no doubt that women have to choose between family and a certain career tier. Adequate workplace policies just don't exist to give women the opportunity to do both. But taking issue with that fact isn't whining, it's advocating for progress.
We did something truly amazing last night -- something I never thought I would see in my lifetime. As the states were being turned colors on the news networks maps, the red and the blue did begin to blend together.