I'm left to ponder if it's my big gay voice, or the way I dress, or the way I flail my hands during presentations that might put others off or deterred my ability to fit into the traditional executive mode.
So, although flowers, brunch and other gifts are a fine way to show the mothers in your life that you care, take some time this Mother's Day to think about the challenges facing America's mothers and families.
Yeah. Easy to see how paying ladies the same wages as gentlemen could be considered condescending. Just like the 19th Amendment giving women the vote was obviously patronizing. And granting women control of their own bodies would be exceedingly supercilious.
It is disappointing that Congress had an opportunity to make a statement about the status of women in the U.S. with the Paycheck Fairness Act, but instead chose to block the bill. But given the historical treatment of women in our nation, it shouldn't be surprising.
While much has been researched and written over the years about America's gender pay gap, I want to instead discuss how you can act if you learn that you are, in fact, being paid less than your male colleague at work.
The reality is, despite making up 51 percent of the population and approximately 47 percent of the workforce, not to mention earning 58.5 percent of all graduate degrees, women still make on average just 77 cents on the dollar as compared to men.
April 8 is Equal Pay Day, marking the number of extra days into 2014 the average woman has to work to earn as much as her male counterpart did in 2013. No one who cares about economic justice and the rights of women is celebrating this occasion.
When women do well, our families, communities and local businesses do well. These steps by the president are important to ensure that women and families have the money needed to make ends meet and contribute to the economy.
In many ways, things have improved significantly for women in the workplace over the years. But April 8 is Equal Pay Day -- the day that marks how far into 2014 women have had to work to catch up with the wages paid to men in 2013.
At the state and local levels, mayors and governors across the nation are issuing Equal Pay Day proclamations. It's encouraging to see that more people are paying attention to this issue. After all, we do want a world in which our daughters and sons are paid fairly. Agreed?