Tag Archives: Gender Wage Gap

Sexual Assault and Lower Pay: Two Tools to Keep Women in Their Place

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by Marilyn Watkins

My first response to the sea of “me toos” on Facebook over the past few days was to wonder how anyone out there could possibly not already know that women and teenage girls are routinely subjected to sexual harassment and sexual assault in our culture. But maybe too many of us have silently accepted it for too long.

We’ve also failed to connect the dots to current policy discussions about issues like reproductive choice, the gender wage gap, and child poverty.

Trump Administration Cans Gender Wage Data Collection – Leaving Cities to Pick Up the Bag

by Hanna Brooks Olsen

Without federal data collection, local information gathering will be more important than ever

Last week, the Trump administration announced that it would halt data collection from businesses with over 100 employees—close to 63 million businesses in total. The program, initiated by the Obama administration, was designed to find potential solutions to the ongoing racial and gender wage gaps among private employees. Similar data had been collected among federal contractors for years. Continue reading Trump Administration Cans Gender Wage Data Collection – Leaving Cities to Pick Up the Bag