History of Fighting the Gender Wage Gap Part IV (9/1o)

Source: Women’s Bureau. “Our History: An Overview 1920 – 2012. Accessed December 03, 2016. Click here to read online. The last major organization that will be discussed in this series of blog posts is the Women’s Bureau, a branch of the Department of Labor. The Women’s Bureau was designed to “formulate standards and policies which shall … More History of Fighting the Gender Wage Gap Part IV (9/1o)

History of Fighting the Gender Wage Gap Part III (8/10)

Source: U.S. Congress. House of Representatives. Committee on Education and Labor. Equal Pay Act of 1963. 2nd sess., 1963. Doc. 309, serial 12541. Read it online. Thus far, an indepth look has been taken into the roles that publications have played in drawing attention to the issue of women and the wage gap. Between the National Labor … More History of Fighting the Gender Wage Gap Part III (8/10)

History of Fighting the Gender Wage Gap Part II (7/10)

As discussed in the previous two blog posts (see post five and six), WWII gave rise to the issue of the gender wage gap. A published statement from the National Labor War Board essentially had no effect upon the wage gap, but it did bring the issue to light. Picking up on the discussion of … More History of Fighting the Gender Wage Gap Part II (7/10)

History of Fighting the Gender Wage Gap (6/10)

Source: National War Labor Board Press Release, No. B 693, June 4, 1943, in “Chapter 24: Equal Pay for Women,” The Termination Report of the National War Labor Board: Industrial Disputes and Wage Stabilization in Wartime, January 12, 1942-December 31, 1945, vol. I, 290–291. Thus far in our study of the Gender Wage Gap, we … More History of Fighting the Gender Wage Gap (6/10)

Gender Wage Gap and Modern Media (4/10)

Despite the drastic decrease in the Gender Wage Gap during the 1980’s, women today still experience pay differentials. By examining various pop culture references, we come to a better understanding of the way that the general public views the issue today. The first video clip that we will discuss is from a Secret Deodorant Commercial. … More Gender Wage Gap and Modern Media (4/10)