Colman Wong

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How to End the Gender Pay Gap Once and for All

A Harvard economist makes the case that greater autonomy and work flexibility would bring us closer to equal pay<p>When it comes the gender pay gap there is (a) one famous statistic that everybody knows; (b) a couple famous rebuttals to that statistic; and (c) one big unanswered question about equal …

Why Richer Countries Have Greater Gender Equality

I think we’ll all agree that there’s greater gender equality in the US today than there was a century ago when it was a much poorer place. I think we’d all also agree that the US is more gender equal (even if not perfectly so) than many other, poorer, countries. The interesting question though is …

Lean in? Here’s why the glass ceiling still exists

Barnard College’s president on the new reality facing women in the workplace — and at home<p>At every women’s conference, in every think tank report, at every celebration of Women’s History Month or International Women’s Day, the same data are repeated. I’ve said them so many times myself that I can …

The gender wage gap: Made worse by the gender housework and childcare gap

There are several barriers keeping women from achieving pay equity in the work force, a new study suggests<p>This isn't surprising news, or even particularly new news, but it bears repeating since large swaths of the American public seem to be unconvinced that the gender wage gap is shaped by cultural …

How to fight sexism in the toy aisle

A major retailer vows to go “gender neutral” in the new year<p>If you've been in the toy aisles recently – and if you have children in your life, odds are good you have – you are well-acquainted with the ludicrous cultural shift between the zones for boys and those for girls. Boy world is colorful and …

We Must Not Shut Up About How Women Are Treated on the Internet

Anyone who genuinely cares about anything is bound to sound like a broken record from time to time. If you actually give a shit about a problem (and …

Feminism

The glass-ceiling index

<b>Where is the best place to be a working woman?</b><p>AS IT is International Women's Day on March 8th, <i>The Economist</i> has created a "glass-ceiling index", to …

How 'Male' Jobs Hurt Female Paychecks

For decades, women were entering "male" jobs in large numbers, but that trend has tapered. And that's hurting women's earning potential.<p>Why do women still earn less than men? No seriously, why? The gender wage gap has been a problem ever since <i>I Love Lucy</i> was a primetime hit, and we still don't have …

California's 'Close The Gap' Tour Is Demanding Gender Equality In Politics

By Susan Rose, Women's eNews<p>(WOMENSENEWS)-- California boasts two female senators.<p>We are the only state to advance women's reproductive rights in the last few years.<p>The state is rapidly moving forward on the Affordable Health Care Act and there has been paid family leave in California since 2002, …

4 biggest things you don’t already know about the gender pay gap — but should

Women are still earning less than their male colleagues. Here’s why the pay gap persists — and what can change it<p>Happy Equal Pay Day! Now let's talk about equal pay.<p>The gender pay gap is a real thing, and it is costing women real money. Hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime, in fact.<p>Here …