wage gap

  • Anti-Science
    PayScale Infographic showing that in 6 fields men only make a couple percentages more in wages then women in the same jobs

    Bad Chart Thursday: Redditors Prove the Gender Wage Gap is a Myth

    Ladies, you can all stop complaining about not being paid as much as men because Reddit has determined that there is no gender wage gap. Reddit user Rhiever posted in r/dataisbeautiful an article that proves the gender wage gap doesn’t exist, writing “When you compare salaries for men and women who are similarly qualified and working the same job, no…

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  • Featured
    Study results showing that women and men were assigned equal bonuses in the non-merit condition but men got higher bonuses in the merit condition

    The Paradox of Meritocracy

    I’ve written about the gender pay gap before and every time I do I get people who respond by insisting that there is perfect equality in the workplace and any imbalances that exist must be because women have different preferences and make different choices that result in them making less money in their careers. Anyone who has ever worked for…

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  • Feminism

    PayScale Responds

    Last month I wrote a take-down of the PayScale study on the gender wage gap. Today PayScale tweeted to me to let me know they posted a response. I don’t want to spend too much time on this because I don’t really think the response adds much I didn’t already write in my last post, but I’ll address a couple points…

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  • Anti-Science

    For-Profit Wage Comparison Website Overturns Feminist Dogma. Or Not.

    This morning, reader “Max” sent us the following note via the Skepchick Contact Form: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-exchange/3-myths-working-women-190653888.html Women earn far less than men. On an aggregate basis this is true, but Payscale controlled for a variety of factors and found that the pay gap is far narrower among men and women who have similar levels of experience, work in the same fields…

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  • Skepticism

    AI: Feminist Frustration

    I wasn't always a feminist. In fact, I wasn't even a little bit of a feminist a few years ago. Part of what changed was my experiences with Skepchick and being forced to face the fact that the things I understood about men and women were not just-so. And it's frustrating to see how far we still have to fight.…

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