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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Is it still a man's world?

While women have succeeded in getting jobs almost everywhere that men work, there is still a gaping wage discrepancy between the two genders. Michigan has the 10th worst wage gap in the U.S. with women earning an average of 74 cents for every dollar that men make, or $12,540 per year less, according to The National Partnership for Women & Families,

The Equal Pay Act, which took effect in 1964, has helped but progress has been slow. It didn't solve society's attitude that a man should get paid more than a woman, even if they are doing the same job.
It's not just men that have this attitude. Women defer more to men as well.
Women are often overlooked for promotions in favor of men.

Worldwide, four out of ten businesses don't have any women in senior management, according to

 Car dealerships are a good example. While women purchase more than 50 percent of new vehicles and influence the purchase of 80 percent of vehicles in the U.S., 95 percent of dealerships are owned by men, according to an article in The Oakland Press,

According to The National Partnership for Women & Families, in the U.S., minority women are paid the least with African-American women earning 64 cents per dollar of Caucasian men and Hispanic women earning 52 cents per dollar.

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