Betty Yee, California’s chief financial officer, wrote a recent piece supporting the myth that women are paid less for the same work as men.
Warren Farrell, Ph.D, once the only man on the board of the National Organization for Women in New York, proudly wore the 59 cents on the dollar button while believing women received less per hour.
Since then, Warren has published books in many languages about gender. He wrote “Why Men Earn More” (I contributed) where he learned it was male sacrifice, not sexism, that lead to married men working dangerous and toxic jobs that paid more.
Single women with equal training and seniority, he discovered, outearn single men. He also learned that 92% of workplace deaths were male. Decades of stressful jobs allowing wives to work fewer but often more flexible hours also contribute to early male deaths in retirement.
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These issues are complex. “Why Men Earn More” clarifies many of them.
Steven DeLuca, Clovis