Friday’s FemFacts: Exactly how much more do men make compared to women? I just read an interesting article on why women don’t identify themselves as feminists even if they do support certain feminist ideals published by the American Observer. In ‘Feminism: It’s What Women Don’t Want,” Michelle Seyler states the following:
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, women earned 80.4 percent as much as men in 2004. This gap is even higher for African American women, who earned 70.8 percent as much as men in the same year. The report also found that Asian women earned up to 86 percent as much as men while Hispanic women earned just 58.8 percent.
Today, women continue to make .77 cents less than men on every dollar earned, and I wonder why when we comprise more than half the population.
Perhaps if we get more women in political power, these numbers will change — but if we continue to put only men in powerful positions, they will continue to argue about who governs our bodies and our reproductive rights as opposed to paying us equally to men.
What about you? What’s your position on this issue? Do you have any resources you can share with us as to how we can change these statistics?