Ledbetter has long become an ideologue who will never tell you this:
Here is just one of many reasons women average lower pay than men:
“In 2011, 22% of male physicians and 44% of female physicians worked less than full time, up from 7% of men and 29% of women from Cejka’s 2005 survey.” http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2012/03/2…
Mind you, these are some of the most sophisticated, educated women in the country CHOOSING to earn less than their male counterparts in the exact same profession.
A thousand laws won't close that gap.
In fact, no law yet has closed the gender wage gap — not the 1963 Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, not Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, not the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act, not affirmative action (which has benefited mostly white women, the group most vocal about the wage gap - http://tinyurl.com/74cooen), not the 1991 amendments to Title VII, not the 1991 Glass Ceiling Commission created by the Civil Rights Act, not the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act, not diversity, not the countless state and local laws and regulations, not the thousands of company mentors for women, not the horde of overseers at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and not the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.... Nor will a "paycheck fairness" law work.
That's because women's pay-equity advocates, who always insist one more law is needed, continue to overlook the effects of female AND male behavior:
Despite the 40-year-old demand for women's equal pay, millions of wives still choose to have no pay at all. In fact, according to Dr. Scott Haltzman, author of "The Secrets of Happily Married Women," stay-at-home wives, including the childless who represent an estimated 10 percent, constitute a growing niche. "In the past few years,” he says in a CNN report at http://tinyurl.com/6reowj, “many women who are well educated and trained for career tracks have decided instead to stay at home.” (“Census Bureau data show that 5.6 million mothers stayed home with their children in 2005, about 1.2 million more than did so a decade earlier....” at http://tinyurl.com/qqkaka. If indeed a higher percentage of women is staying at home, perhaps it's because feminists and the media have told women for years that female workers are paid less than men in the same jobs — so why bother working if they're going to be penalized and humiliated for being a woman.)
As full-time mothers or homemakers, stay-at-home wives earn zero. How can they afford to do this while in many cases living in luxury? Answer: Because they're supported by their husband, an “employer” who pays them to stay at home. (Far more wives are supported by a spouse than are husbands.)
The implication of this is probably obvious to most 12-year-olds but seems incomprehensible to or is ignored by feminists and the liberal media: If millions of wives are able to accept NO wages, millions of other wives, whose husbands' incomes vary, are more often able than husbands to:
-accept low wages
-refuse overtime and promotions
-choose jobs based on interest first, wages second — the reverse of what men tend to do
-take more unpaid days off
-avoid uncomfortable wage-bargaining (http://tinyurl.com/3a5nlay)
-work fewer hours than their male counterparts, or work less than full-time instead of full-time (as in the above example regarding physicians)
Any one of these job choices lowers women's median pay relative to men's. And when a wife makes one of the choices, her husband often must take up the slack, thereby increasing HIS pay.
Women are able to make these choices because they are supported — or, if unmarried, anticipate being supported — by a husband who must earn more than if he'd chosen never to marry. (Still, even many men who shun marriage, unlike their female counterparts, feel their self worth is tied to their net worth.) This is how MEN help create the wage gap: as a group they tend more than women to pass up jobs that interest them for ones that pay well.
Note: To my knowledge, unemployed stay-at-home wives are not factored into women's average wage. Shouldn't they be? Since they voluntarily work for zero wages, factoring them in -- assigning each of them zero earnings -- would perhaps give a more realistic measure of women's average wage.
Much more in "Will the Ledbetter Act Help Women?" at http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2011/1…
I have never been impressed by the argument, since it takes an intelligent mind and hand to create an automobile, it must take an intelligent mind and hand to create man and the universe. It begs the question, who created God? Because if it takes an intelligent mind and hand to create a man, it must take an even greater intelligence and hand to create God...
Who cares ?
I must agree with "long tooth" we have so many folks here in our city that are out of work. How about a WPA style "make work" project. Lets get the area cleaned up, put up whatever barriers are needed to control flooding, think about replanting areas that can be replanted and make the disaster we had just more than a bad memory
Those of you commenting about blaming the President or various other grassy knollist rubbish need look no further than our own Mayor for his inaction and devastating mismanagement of this fire, if you truly require a [legitimate] target. It's time to define a new agenda for our town or your political rambling will suffocate in the same runoff as the playgrounds and homes. These are serious times for serious men, and your blood is the same color as mine. Now be a part of the solution or get the hell out of the way. I suspect fox news will still be there to comfort you after the real work is done.
Beauty, as described in the story, the water would come down Fountain Creek and out of Williams Canyon. It would likely overflow the banks of Fountain Creek and spread out from there. Williams Canyon is a real issue because the water flows into a pipe that runs underground through town before meeting Fountain Creek. The pipe is too small and could easily be clogged in a storm, which would lead to water flowing directly out of Williams Canyon into Manitou. Hope that helps.
That storm last year brought a scary amount of water through Manitou Springs. I live on the west side and the scenario described terrifies me. I saw what it did to Rainbow Falls, a storm any bigger could wipe out most of old Manitou.
I wonder: Would the water come right down Manitou Ave, or would it go down 24 and spill over *onto Manitou, in the area around the old entrance to Cave of the Winds. I hope the Indy will give us folks on this west side more info when it becomes available.
Regarding the quote of Green Mountain Falls "arsonists burned down its historic town hall" my I also include a fact. Here I'll write it in quote for you "arsonists involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement burned down its historic town hall". There, fixed it for you.
We fail to see the significance of the problem since the county continues to keep Rampart Range Road closed and have kept us from seeing anything of the devastation.
Not to mention the coverup around how fire started...my hunch being because the DEA was burning MJ and it got out of control and Obama doesn't want to pay for 356 houses.
So, tooth, just like your buddy Obama, your answer to everything is to increase the size of government? Are you too thick to realize that jobs come from the private sector and not from more government spending and more government employees?
As usual, a well-researched. well-written article by J. Adrian Stanley and the Independent.
As the matter of stormwater gains momentum as both a fiscal matter and more and more as a political football, would you care to share thoughts as to how you feel this need should be funded and managed? Thank you.
Here's an idea: let's reinstate the WPA or the TVA system, get folks working and get this behind us. One way or THE other this is literally do or die for this entire area.
living in district 6 is like living in a Walking Dead episode- there's just nowhere to turn.
John Morse is not a communist. Communists are not opposed to the second amendment. After all, how are they going to carry out a revolution if the workers are not armed?
Hey, District 4...here's something to build your informed community on:
Gary Flakes was convicted of being an accessory to the grisly shotgun slayings of Scott Hawrysiak and Andy Westbay on Valentine’s Day 1997 thrill-killings. Flakes confessed in 1997 to driving up along the boys, who were walking home after an evening of video games at a friends’ house. Flakes stopped, letting his accomplice get out the car with a 12-gauge shotgun to kill the boys.
Might as well elect the Aurora Theater Shooter.
Senator John Morse is a Communist with an Anti-American Bill of Rights
agenda. Vote the communist John Morse out of office. Democrats support
your 2nd Amendment Rights - vote Republican in 2014 and 2016 clean the
Communist trash out of the Democrat Party. Share and keep sharing this
message to cleans the Democrat Party of Communists like John Morse.
How much have been spent in the City Attorney hiring outside law firms to assist him? I heard it is a very high amount. Perhaps Mayor Steve Bach should outsource the City Attorney's office and save the money.
My neighbor used to work at Colorado College and says most people do not have a favorable opinion of the City Attorney, Chris Melcher. I have watched enough City Council meetings to see he does not fairly represent both the Mayor and the Council. If the Council appointed him, can they just not fire him? Council should get a different attorney to represent them.
To PinkyMcgee do you call restraining a kid for no reason that they deserve it? Ive been there ive done that and ive been in there shoes but that doesnt give them the right to beat up kids or kill them.
what happened to Orlena they tried to do to me 6 months prior and i pressed charges against the staff. I was held by 5 people. I was transferred to the westminister campus but on the way crashed in the back of the ambulance and they had to take me to the hospital instead. I am glad i got out of there and my GAL didnt make me go back. She found me a new place in just a few weeks.
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