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Matt Davies

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  1. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Yes, but it is a great issue when running against conservatives who clearly feel a woman’s place is in the kitchen or the bedroom.

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    “odd how THEY don’t seem impressed”

    Who cares?, the MEN have spoken and the girls need to be quiet and get with the program.

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    First of all, you mean a “cop out,” not a “cough out.”
    More importantly, having laws means nothing if they cannot be enforced. Who is enforcing those laws?
    And the reality is that a glass ceiling exists. Ask any woman trying to get to the executive ranks. And since I work with that level, I promise you it is real. There is still tokenism on corporate boards (“we need a woman. Get a black one, if you can, so we can deal with that diversity issue, too.”).

  4. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “The 23-cent gender pay gap is simply the difference between the average earnings of all men and women working full-time. It does not account for differences in occupations, positions, education, job tenure, or hours worked per week. When all these relevant factors are taken into consideration, the wage gap narrows to about five cents.”

    Good link, pointing out that the gap between men & women doing the same work, is much smaller. There are still places where old habits die hard & women are discriminated against, both in salary & opportunities for promotion. Women make less, even when they graduate with the same major, going into the same job, right out of college. That gap persists through their careers. You can’t blame anyone for wondering why that is.

    The article dismisses problems women face entering male dominated professions. Talk to the few women in engineering & tech, & you’ll realize there’s a reason why many stay away from those fields. The other question, is why are professions devalued when women start to be the majority? For example, medical specialties where there are more women, have lower pay.

    It can’t all be explained away.

  5. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Women may make less due to life choices. Perhaps you are suggesting that women should receive full pay when they are on maternity leave or when they stay home for minor health issues. The pay gap can only be seen when you observe the entire range of productive years in the workforce, and the actual per hour pay is the same in most cases, but women often work fewer hours, which lowers their overall pay for the full course of employment.
    I actually worked in a union environment for over thirty years in which all persons were paid on the same scale by seniority, and the women still got paid less for the sake of days absent even when maternity leave was not part of their time off.
    Statistics may be a fine tool for telling a story, but your mythology may not stand up to the light of day if too closely examined.

  6. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 2 years ago

    Now, I don’t know about the USA, but in the UK, two men can do the same work, have different job titles and earn different amounts. I once had the same job as another guy but because he had a degree in chemistry (which wasn’t necessary for the work we did) he earned a lot more than I did.
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    I also worked in a place where there were so many IT staff, that did the same work and all had a different salary.

  7. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    A strip like this only panders to the low-information crowd that declines to find out the facts for themselves…i.e. Obama voters…

  8. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 2 years ago

    Your president doesn’t actually pay any salaries. His employers do.

  9. Bob C.

    Bob C. said, over 2 years ago

    @Stipple

    @Stipple – spoken just as a Democrat Senator or Representative would speak – that cartoonist is a lieing scumbag and should dig a microinch deeper and would find that the federal Democrat politicians pay their female staff a lot less than the 77 cents difference for performing the SAME JOBS as their male counterparts. Talk about hypocrisy and BS out of the mouth of Democrats pulling every dirty trick in the book to get reelected after they screwed over the majority of the American people.

    BTW, Stipple, I assume the sarcasm in your reply! Nice touch!!! :)

  10. jeffcollier

    jeffcollier said, over 2 years ago

    Hey. The 60’s called. They’d like their laws enforced, instead of presidents mugging for votes in the midterm elections.

  11. Bob C.

    Bob C. said, over 2 years ago

    @martens – in what universe do you live??? Have you looked at how many women are currently CEOs of major corporations? GM, IBM, etc. just to name a couple. They are also showing themselves to be just as greedy and ruthless as the men they replaced!!! Extract head from ther leftist poiliticians.

  12. Bob C.

    Bob C. said, over 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn – right you are. People forget that out UNglorious non-leader aand his walk wo steps behind wife are both lawyers themselves and when it comes to spending, why its a bottomless pit of taxpayers money.

  13. Bob C.

    Bob C. said, over 2 years ago

    @motivemagus

    I question that you work at the level. You contradictory and confusing statements indicate such! I guess you are not aware of the number of CEOs of major corporations that are women! If there is still a “glass ceiling”, it has swung the other way – exception being where leftists run the company! Just look at the pay differential between men and women for staffers of the Democrat Senators and Representatives doing the same job.

  14. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    @Bob C.

    Name one thing that is contradictory! You make an awful lot of insulting assertions here about me and “leftists.”
    Let’s stick with facts, shall we? Women have a grand total of 4.6% of Fortune 1000 CEO positions. Here’s the list: http://www.catalyst.org/knowledge/women-ceos-fortune-1000
    That includes two appointed in the past year: Mary Barra of GM and Virginia Rometty of IBM, both of whom replaced men, so that’s an improvement!
    If you think fewer than one woman CEO out of twenty is proof that there is no glass ceiling, you have an odd standard. 50.8% of the US population are female.
    It is somewhat better for boards of directors, mostly because of recent pressure to include women on boards. But they still hold only 16.9% of seats, and ten percent of boards have NO female directors. Even if they do have women, less than one-fifth of boards had 25% or more of their board members being female.
    http://www.catalyst.org/knowledge/2013-catalyst-census-fortune-500-women-board-directors
    QED.

  15. JimmyM01

    JimmyM01 said, over 2 years ago

    The following two quotes are from a 2009 study commissioned by the U.S. Department of labor.
    “There are observable differences in the attributes of men and women that account for most of the wage gap. Statistical analysis that includes those variables has produced results that collectively account for between 65.1 and 76.4 percent of a raw gender wage gap of 20.4 percent, and thereby leave an adjusted gender wage gap that is between 4.8 and 7.1 percent.”
    “However, despite these gains the raw wage gap continues to be used in misleading ways to advance public policy agendas without fully explaining the reasons behind the gap.”
    http://www.consad.com/content/reports/Gender%20Wage%20Gap%20Final%20Report.pdf
    Once again Obama and his minions are lying to the people in order to secure votes from the ignorant.

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