Young women are out-earning young men in several U.S. cities

Samaria Avila

Women in the United States continue to earn less than men, on average. Among full-time, year-round workers in 2019, women’s median annual earnings were 82% those of men.

The gender wage gap is narrower among younger workers nationally, and the gap varies across geographical areas. In fact, in 22 of 250 U.S. metropolitan areas, women under the age of 30 earn the same amount as or more than their male counterparts, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.

The Cost of Gender Inequality

Sophie Bierly

Chicago Policy Review August 19, 2016 By Sean Wiley This piece, first published on October 22, 2014, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to learn more about the series from our Executive Editors. Throughout the world women often receive less education and are not employed at the same rate as their male counter parts. In the United States, …

Does Pay Transparency Close the Gender Wage Gap?

Sophie Bierly

The high-level results of this research show that when respondents agree that pay is transparent in their organization, the gender wage gap vanishes for women doing similar jobs to men when all
compensable factors are adjusted. Analysis of the gender wage gap by industry and occupation largely
follows the same trend. However, there are a few notable exceptions where pay does not quite equalize, mostly in industries with a larger gender wage gap to overcome or in occupations that are significantly
male dominated.

Gender Equity in the News Media: Analysis and Recommendations for Newsroom Leaders

Sophie Bierly

This paper analyzes the state of gender equity in the American news media industry today. Sadly, many of the challenges we will describe are not new. In fact, the disservice done to society by the exclusion of women from the reporting of news was raised as early as the 18th century by women suffragists and women’s rights activists in North America as well as Europe. Women first brought a gendered analysis of the mass media to the global stage in the 1970s, when a multipart critique was presented at the 1975World Conference on Women in Mexico City, which opened the UN Decade for Women. Conference speakers stressed the importance of the global mass communications media to “change stereotyped attitudes of men and women” and “eliminate discrimination against women,” and the published report exhorted the mass communication media to “inform the population about new roles for women and their struggle for equity with men” (United Nations, 1975).

Women's earnings compared to men's

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

Sophie Bierly

Over half a century after pay discrimination became illegal in the United States, a persistent pay gap between men and women continues to hurt our nation’s workers and our national economy. “On average, women in America are paid only 82 cents for every dollar paid to men. At the current rate of progress, the pay gap will not close until 2093”.

Shattering the Glass Screen

Shattering the Glass Screen

Sophie Bierly

In this article, we review the findings from our research and consider steps executives in media and entertainment can take to encourage greater equity.

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Most Wikipedia Profiles Are of Men. This Scientist Is Changing That.


Jessica Wade has added nearly 700 Wikipedia biographies for important female and minority scientists in less than two years. “Our science can only benefit the whole of society if it’s done by the whole of society.” — Dr. Jessica Wade, a physicist who adds biographies of female and minority scientists to Wikipedia daily Fewer than 20 percent of biographies on Wikipedia in English are of women, …

Toni Xu

A Long Time Coming

Hei-ock Kim

Princeton Alumni Weekly April 25, 2018 By W. Raymond Ollwerther It’s official: Princeton has a Program in Asian American Studies, capping four decades of advocacy by students and alumni. The faculty voted April 2 to create an Asian American studies certificate program and to change the certificate requirements for the 9-year-old Latino studies program. Latino and Asian American studies will …

Demonstrators at France's Women's March 2018

France Bans Street Harassment, Approving Hefty Fines For Catcallers

Hei-ock Kim

NPR August 2, 2018 By Colin Dwyer French lawmakers have approved a measure outlawing sexual harassment in the street, rendering catcalling and lewd or degrading comments a crime punishable by on-the-spot fines of up to 750 euros — or more than $870. The country’s Senate passed the legislation late Wednesday as part of a broader package of measures targeting sexual …

California Becomes 1st State To Require Women On Corporate Boards

Hei-ock Kim

NPR October 1, 2018 By Laurel Wamsley California will be the first state to require publicly traded companies to have at least one woman on their board of directors. The law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday, requires public companies whose principal executive offices are located in California to comply by the end of 2019. The minimum is two …