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Re: “At mayoral panel, candidates plan a better future for New Orleans workers

Re: "Cantrell, who has been a pay equity advocate on City Council, said as mayor she'd advocate for equal pay for women"

Many of America's most sophisticated women choose to earn less than their male counterparts:

"Female physicians worked about 5 hours fewer per week than their male counterparts through age 54...." https://www.aamc.org/download/426242/data/…

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 Cejkas 2005 survey. http://www.amednews.com/article/20120326/b…

"...[O]nly 35 percent of women who have earned MBAs after getting a bachelors degree from a top school are working full time." It "is not surprising that women are not showing up more often in corporations top ranks." http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/0…

"Compared to men, women view professional advancement as equally attainable, but less desirable" http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/09/…

"Women Dominate College Majors That Lead to Lower-Paying Work" -Harvard Business Review, April 19, 2017 https://hbr.org/2017/04/women-dominate-col…

See other reasons the wage gap hasn't closed after thousands of measures over many decades:

"Salary Secrecy Discrimination Against Women?" http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/1…

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Posted by MaleMatters on 11/10/2017 at 7:10 AM

Re: “There's a sexual harassment and violence storytelling event Nov. 7

Thoughts in general on sexual harassment:

Both men and women sometimes want just sex. No romance and love, thank you. Both married men and married women sometimes want extramarital sex but do not want to leave their spouse.

Both sexes are open to pursuing a sexual relation at work because of the convenience.

Men adjust their approach to a woman according to what they want -- either a loving relationship or just sex.

If a man wants love, he may tell an appealing woman, "Hey, looking good today." Or "You're the best-looking woman in this building/town/bar." Such compliments are feelers to see how receptive a woman might be to a direct request for a date. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

If a man wants only sex, he may use an approach that includes sexual overtures. This works if the woman is in the market for the same thing. If she isn't, it doesn't work, though she may have wanted a relationship with the man.

Points/questions to remember:

Some -- but not all -- men persist, sometimes with success.

Many women acknowledge eventually marrying men to whom they had at first said No; that is, men who had in fact persisted. -Warren Farrell, "The Myth of Male Power," cassette tape version

Consider:

"I asked her out," he said. "She refused. I kept asking. She kept refusing."
"I'm your adviser," she said. "It's not appropriate."

The "he"? Barack Obama
The "she"? Michelle, his future wife.
http://www.oprah.com/world/barack-and-mich…

Why are only men charged with sexual harassment, other than because most bosses are men?

Is it a coincidence that the male boss or co-worker more likely to be accused of harassment is unattractive.? Think a George Clooney look-alike versus a Harvey Weinstein look-alike.

(Oddly enough, women still generally prefer a male boss, according to a recent poll. Google it.)

And is it also coincidental that the female subordinate or co-worker more likely to be harassed is attractive? Think of the beautiful starlets harassed by Harvy Weinstein.

Years ago Cosmopolitan magazine, at an earlier time of sexual-harassment frenzy, told women how to get relationships going IN THE WORKPLACE and to unintentionally set themselves up for sexual harassment.

Read on:

"How We Waded Into The Sexual Harassment Quagmire -- And How to Dig Out" http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2011/1…

This may be the most thorough analysis you can find of what I think has for many decades been the sexes' most alienating and destructive behavioral difference. I believe this difference results in much of what is called sexual assault of women.

See also:

"Is 'Weinsteining' getting out of hand?" http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe…

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Posted by MaleMatters on 11/04/2017 at 11:40 AM

Re: “New Orleans City Council votes to establish Equal Pay Advisory Committee

Pardon me but this needs a long response:

What was a major goal of Hillary Clinton's candidacy? Equal pay for women.

What was a major goal of President Obama's second presidency? Equal pay for women.

What was a major goal of Obama's first presidency? Equal pay for women.

What was a major goal of Bill Clinton's second presidency? Equal pay for women.

What was a major goal of Bill Clinton's first presidency? Equal pay for women.

Consider the measures that have failed over the last 75 years to achieve equal pay:

-The national War Labor Board mandated during World War I that if women must undertake work normally done by men, they should earn equal pay for that work
-President Einsenhower's equal-pay urging in his 1956 State of the Union Address
-The 1963 Equal Pay for Equal Work Act
-Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
-The 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act
-Affirmative action (created for blacks but has benefited mostly white women, the group most vocal about the wage gap - tinyurl.com/74cooen)
-The 1991 amendments to Title VII
-The 1991 Glass Ceiling Commission created by the Civil Rights Act
-The 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act
-The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
-The Americans with Disability Act (Title I)
-Workplace diversity
-The countless state and local laws and regulations
-The thousands of company mentors for women
-The horde of overseers at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
-TV's and movies' last three decades of casting women as thoroughly integrated into the world of work (even in the ultra-macho world of spying, James Bond's boss is a woman)
-The National Labor Relations Act
-The Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, signed into law by President Obama in 2009, after he campaigned repeatedly on a promise to close the gender wage gap, but failed even though for his first two years of his presidency the Democrats controlled the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives
-The 2010 National Equal Pay Enforcement Task Force
-It is highly likely that the 2016 EEO-1 report, which begins collecting summary pay data, will join this list of failed measures.

Women's advocates insist employers everywhere pay women less than men for doing exactly the same work in the exact same occupations and careers, working side-by-side with men on the same job for the same organization, working the same number of hours per week, traveling the same amount of time for work obligations, with the same exact work experience and education, with exactly the same level of productivity.

Yet these advocates also seem to think employers' prime modus operandi is greed. ("Corporate greed" may be one of the Left's more salient rallying calls.) Thus they no doubt believe employers would hire only illegal immigrants for their lower labor cost if they could get away with it (many do get away with it), or would move their business to a cheap-labor country to save money, or would replace old workers with young ones for the same reason.

So why do these same feminist activists and women's advocates think employers would NOT hire only women if, as they say, employers DO get away with paying females at a lower rate than males for the same work?

Many of America's most sophisticated women choose to earn less than their male counterparts:

"Female physicians worked about 5 hours fewer per week than their male counterparts through age 54...." https://www.aamc.org/download/426242/data/ihsreportdownload.pdf?cm_mmc=AAMC-_-ScientificAffairs-_-PDF-_-ihsreport

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 Cejkas 2005 survey. ama-assn.org/amednews/2012/03/26/bil10326.htm

"...[O]nly 35 percent of women who have earned MBAs after getting a bachelors degree from a top school are working full time." It "is not surprising that women are not showing up more often in corporations top ranks." http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/why-women-are-leaving-the-workforce-in-record-numbers/

"Compared to men, women view professional advancement as equally attainable, but less desirable" http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/09/15/1502567112.full.pdf

See why the wage gap hasn't closed after thousands of measures over the decades:

"An in-depth look at womens 'pay equity'" at http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/01/14/an-in-depth-look-at-womens-pay-equity/

Posted by MaleMatters on 02/10/2017 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Landrieu, Brossett take on wage gap for women with new initiatives

About 53 percent of white females who voted picked Trump. I think women in general understand something about the gender wage gap that Democrats don't understand or refuse to. See:

"Salary Secrecy Discrimination Against Women?" http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/salary-secrecy-discrimination-against-women/

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Posted by MaleMatters on 01/26/2017 at 7:14 AM

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