Re: International Initiatives

Linda Purrington (
Tue, 10 Mar 1998 21:19:57 -0800

That's interesting. I suspect that ww will never get equity until men
begin taking on child care, nursing, etc. "pink-collar" type jobs on, so
that the fundamental inequity of women's unpaid second job at home is
wiped out as the basis ofr the larger wage economy. It would probably
be a prerequisite to solving the male dominance of such crimes as sexual
assault against children, women, and other men. Maybe another thousand
years, if we are lucky and we all call 1-888-NOT-2LATE so that the world
does not collapse from overpopulation in the meantime?
Linda Purrington <>

Robert Weverka wrote:
> Linda Purrington wrote:
> >
> > An interesting, nonfrivolous case could be made for giving women even
> > more education, since an average male worker with a high school
> > education makes more per year than a woman who has graduated from
> > college. (Need a standard for deciding the value of education--economic
> > opportunity?) Linda Purrington, Title IX Advocates (and yes, you can use
> > the 14th Amendment) Linda Purrington <>
> If your premise is that the difference in salaries is an important measure of
> inequities by sex, I wholeheartedly agree. We should make an effort to
> correct this disparity.
> I disagree with your conclusion.
> More women go to college than men. The biggest reason that the average male
> college graduate gets a higher starting salary than the average female college
> graduate is that these fewer males are concentrated in fields that pay more.
> We should encourage more women to go into these higher paying fields. However
> it is not sufficient to equalize just these fields. If we achieve 50%
> representation of women in higher paying fields and we still have 75% women in
> the lower paying fields (with more women getting college degrees overall) the
> average pay of all college graduates will still have this inequity by sex. It
> is not until we bring male representation in the lower paying fields up to 50%
> that the average pay of college graduates can be made equal.
> Robert Weverka <>

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