Lenora Lapidus discusses equal pay for women & Review of book: The New Soft War on Women

11/14/13 Mary Glenney
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Tags: Equal Pay for women, Women’s Rights Project, Civil Liberties Union, The New Soft War on Women

Today on From a Woman's Point of View, the following topics were covered:

Equal Pay with Lenora Lapidus, Director of Women’s Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union

Of all the things that are important for women’s equality, there is none more important for your very survival than equal pay. The continued denial to women of equal pay for equal work even 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act reflects more than greed or malfeasance. It is a lack of respect. It is the continuing belief that women are not as capable as men and their work could not possibly merit equal pay. Lenora Lapidus provides insights and policies on this issue. Incidentally, the ACLU Women’s Rights Project was started and first chaired by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. https://www.aclu.org/blog/author/lenora-m-lapidus

The New Soft War on Women – How the Myth of Female Ascendance Is Hurting Women, Men and Our Economy, Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett, Ph.D.

In conjunction with equal pay, the manifestations of the prejudice and misgivings, the “war on women,” if you wish, perhaps the new book by Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett states it most chillingly and truthfully in The New Soft War on Women. The discrimination and the prejudice is not so open, “we will not hire a woman,” but more subtle, more ingrained menes that unfortunately men and women seem to accept – that women are different, less able, than men. Too often in the work place women are regarded less by their ability, but rather by stereotypes which unfortunately many women believe as much as men. Consequently their ability and success are suffering accordingly.

There will not be equal pay unless women recognize and respond to this soft war. We will “whet your appetite” with some of the material in this book.

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