Bias against Female Scientists???

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    http://www.amptoons.com/blog/archiv...more-hours-than-women-wage-gap-series-part-4/

    From your link:

     
  8. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Gender Wage Gap Is Feminist Fiction

    "As much as feminists love to parrot the statistic that women earn only 76 cents on the male dollar, they rarely bother to provide an explanation or solid evidence for this claim."

    http://www.iwf.org/issues/issues_detail.asp?ArticleID=749

    "A comparison frequently cited women make 75.3 cents on the dollar to men is derived from statistics maintained by the United States Census Bureau 2003, relating specifically to an across-the-board comparison of year-round full-time workers. Series P-60 of the Current Population Reports maintains regular updates on the distribution of the American population by income, broken down by various demographic attributes, including age and gender.

    A closer view of these statistics tends to show that both points of view have missed the mark in serious ways."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_pay
     
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    United Nations Statistics Division:

    http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/indwm/ww2005/tab5g.htm


    Court Cases:

    Winn Newman, the eminent labor and employment lawyer, defined wage inequity as meaning "simply that women or minorities are paid less for the work they do than men or non-minorities, because of their sex or minority status and not because of the jobs they perform." Such gender-based salary inequity in higher education appears alive and well:

    • In January the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system settled for a rumored $830,000 a class-action suit filed by about three hundred women professors at St. Cloud State University, who alleged that they had been paid less and promoted slower because of their sex.

    • The University of Cincinnati AAUP chapter is currently in arbitration with the university over the finding, by a study the chapter commissioned, that women professors receive salaries up to 4.85 percent less, on average, than their male colleagues.

    • In 1998 the University of South Florida settled for $144,000 a pay-discrimination lawsuit brought by five women professors. The professors relied on a study that found that female full professors were paid in 1997 an average of $8,380 less than their male counterparts.

    http://www.aaup.org/publications/Academe/2001/01ja/ja01eube.htm
     
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    Still Hyping the Phony Pay Gap

    "The allegedly significant gap between what equally qualified men and women earn for their labor is a fiction. Its advocates continue to ignore three important factors that affect the difference between what the average male worker and the average female worker are paid.

    Study after study shows that women who are in the same jobs as men, who have the same qualifications, and who don’t cut back on their time in the work force because of child-rearing, earn practically the same amount as men—about 95 cents on the dollar. Moreover, any woman who feels that she is discriminated against has the legal right to sue."

    http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.11344/pub_detail.asp

    " Feminists have made the workplace worse by waging an ideological campaign to portray working women as a victimized class, discriminated against in pay and persistently preyed on by male oppressors. Not content with the equal opportunity women presently enjoy, the feminists reject other women's free choices and demand a strict regime to dictate wages.

    The persistent fable that women are denied equal pay for equal work has been a never-empty tank of gas that fuels feminism. Since the 1960s, when feminists sported "59 cents" buttons, they have loudly claimed that the disparity between the average wages of men and women is the result of rampant sex discrimination. The demand that people be paid the same salary for doing the same job, regardless of their sex, naturally enjoys broad support. But a sympathetic public is largely unaware that the claim that women face widespread wage discrimination is a myth."

    http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1282/is_1_58/ai_n16359576
     
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    So all the women who work as scientists are imagining their delay in tenure, the differences in pay scale, the lower acceptance rates of papers where gender is obvious, the differences in amenities and opportunities for upward mobility?
     
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