Women and Wages: The Fight for Equal Pay in Numbers

The Gender Wage Gap Still Exists

Men vs Women. Let’s Strive for Equal Pay.

Today’s guest post analyzes the gender wage gap. We’ve already looked at the pay between men vs. women in major sports and now it’s time to take another look at the issue with this intelligent post written by Dave Landry Jr.

Dave, the floor is yours.

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The gender wage gap is a very well-known problem that comes from an insidious web of causes.  Upper management is a male-dominated profession because of centuries of oppression of women, to the extent that it is normalized in today’s society because it has been the standard for so long.  Everyone just assumes a few things about their role in a company – both men and women.  That’s right, even women tend to fall into the pitfalls of traditional perception, and this contributes even further to the divide between each gender’s salaries.

Especially with current events calling attention to the continued inequality between women and men, it is important we all be aware of the cold hard facts.  Gender inequality is most apparent when one considers the gender wage gap because the numbers just don’t lie.  They do, however, have a lot of causes that are unexpected.  How women perceive themselves is as important a consideration in this data as how men, and even other women, perceive them.  We are all under the spell of this normalized brand of chauvinism, because it has been around for so long that we are desensitized to it.

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Author Joseph De Cross on Feminism and a Female U.S. President

Please join me in welcoming Joseph De Cross, the author of the political thriller Code 13: Life of a Madam President. Joseph kindly accepted my invitation to visit and discuss his views on the election of a female U.S. President, which is what he proposes will happen in his newest novel. He also chats about feminism and family.

Let’s give Joseph the stage:

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Author Joseph De Cross discusses a future with a female President.

Joseph De Cross, “here, here!” Talking about women issues and getting inspired on a daily basis! I was raised by a single mom through the 60’s and 70’s. She was the typical housewife that took over a business, left by an ex-hubby that didn’t want to deal with child support.

This, I think, connected me with femininity and its core issues. I have been told by social media friends (yes, ladies!) that I’m a good listener and a sensitive person. I started writing poetry and eventually prose. This paved the way for screenwriting and publishing.

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Why Being a Strong Independent Woman is Great for Your Relationship

A strong women

She is strong, independent, and in a relationship.

The term “independent woman” need not only apply to a single woman. Instead, let’s talk about how a woman can hold onto her independence and strength while still being in a romantic relationship. Firstly, what exactly is an independent woman?

Defining an Independent Woman

To be independent, regardless of one’s gender, is to refuse to be under another person’s control, whether this control is in thought or action. I think a lot of men and women respect this way of being as it is strong-willed and genuine.

In fact, I would argue that independence in a woman is a very attractive feature for many people. I won’t say all people because not everyone likes the same things, as with any other aspect of life.

Regarding the “strong” aspect of a woman, this article refers to emotional strength, rather than the physical variety. Strong women are not trying to emulate men but instead embrace their femininity and know their own worth.

Issues with Female Independence in a Relationship

Unfortunately, that very likeable quality of independence in a woman may later become the very same thing that later hinders a relationship. For example, she may refuse to let her partner help her, not wanting to be a burden to someone else.

This woman must then deal with the full emotional burden and stress that comes with this particular project, all on her own. As for the other person in the relationship, this individual may feel unwanted. Ultimately, the relationship suffers, from both sides, whether it is in the dating phase or marriage.

Independent Woman in a Relationship

An independent woman in a happy, healthy relationship.

Staying A Strong Independent Woman AND Helping the Relationship

But, what if I said there was a way to be a strong independent woman and have a healthy relationship, all at the same time? I would even go so far as to argue that her independence can IMPROVE a relationship.

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