gender equality

Gender Pay Gap Magnified During Coronavirus Job Cuts

May 22, 2020
Woman working on a laptap computer
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This episode originally aired on May 20, 2020.

In April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a first, unemployment numbers for women hit double digits.

Women make up two-thirds of part-time workers and the majority of the low-wage workforce. For women of color, the news is even grimmer.

Landmark court rulings, laws and constitutional amendments have given women the right to vote, to make decisions about their reproductive health and, to some degree, to receive equal pay for equal work. But women are not guaranteed equal rights under the U.S. Constitution. That's why, for decades, women's rights advocates across the country have supported an Equal Rights Amendment.

Ohio State University

What's the cost of being a woman employee of The Ohio State University? An analysis by The Lantern found that men working for the school earn $7,800 more than women when comparing median salary values.

Women in Politics

Nov 28, 2017
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Women racked up victories across the country on Election Day. It’s a testament to the explosion of women candidates who have entered the political stage since Donald Trump was elected president one year ago. Coming up a look at how gender influences politics.

"Gender equality benefits all of us," Iceland's Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson said on International Women's Day, as his government works on a law to require companies to show they pay men and women the same salary for the same work.

Benediktsson discussed the plan in New York, where he attended an International Women's Day summit and other meetings this week.

11:00 As author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Sheryl WuDunn puts it, women in developing countries have been under-nurtured, underrepresented, and basically discriminated against to death. What can we do about the oppression of women in these countries? This hour we discuss gender equality and what women can do to gain opportunities. Guest