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Discussion: Equal pay for Women’s Soccer? (Cont’d)
drummerboy said:






What's to consider? Obviously those things are already changing (and have been changing for decades now) in the direction of allowing women to choose to continue careers when they have children.

People choose to have children, and they know (or should know) full well the additional stresses that it will place on them in terms of trying to maintain a career.

The actual work of childrearing continues to fall on women disproportionately, a fact that I think undermines your assumptions about how far society has come in this area "for decades now." When my mother had children, she stepped off the tenure track as an educator and raised three kids as a full-time job; my father was the breadwinner. When I had children, I "tried to maintain" my full-time career while juggling family time, school transportation, childcare arrangements, household employee management, medical appointments, vacation planning and extracurriculars. At my two-equivalent-paychecks household and among women I know in similar circumstances, the burden isn't shared equally. 

TL;DR: Nobody wonders whether a man will choose to continue his career when he has children.

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joanne
Discussion: What is being said in the Rose Garden? What's happening in Washington?
mtierney said:
@jamie... has any evaluation been done of merits for the political threads being isolated? Seems page 1 is mostly day old and more items.

 The same could be said for this Category, so I don't think there's any major difference (at least in my browsing). 

Re: those most inappropriate tweets and comments by your President, and the lack of disavowal by Republicans:  it's certainly not a wonderful PR image to project internationally (considering the nations he's trying to impress), especially if you're trying to gain great sales deals. Your whole nation has just been confirmed as a bully of women standing up for their civil rights and the rights of other vulnerable people - which diversity, strangely enough was apparently the point of founding your independent nation.  

As we'd say here, yeah nah. Not a good look, mate. And now, he's worked himself into a piston where he can't do anything else but dig in deeper. It's just so pig-headed and inappropriate for the office, and embarrassing for all of you. 

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marksierra
Discussion: Inconsequential Chat

I just found out why my internet connection is so slow - everyone's on line...

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marksierra
Discussion: Inconsequential Chat

Makes sense

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kthnry
Discussion: What can go in a South Orange garbage can?

As far as I know, anything goes as long as it's inside a 13-gallon trash bag.

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Glenn
Discussion: I surrender - AC is now on

I wrestled my large window unit to the first floor last night when I got in from work. UNCLE!

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mrincredible
Discussion: What is being said in the Rose Garden? What's happening in Washington?

It's amazing with what easethe conservative posters have pivoted the decision away from the racist statements of the President. 

And the burgeoning racism among his supporters. Your tacit approval of his behavior is very telling.

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Philip
Discussion: Equal pay for Women’s Soccer? (Cont’d)

Put another way, I'm not arguing with the numbers, but with the meaning you assign to them. There's always, always some plausible sounding reason for the pay gap -- pay is based on hours worked, or seniority, or years of experience, or total revenue.  Should one of those measures falter, easy enough to switch to another. 

One way to interpret such numbers is as justification for pay inequity. An alternative is to see them as quantifying inequity.

Men get paid more because they work more hours? Why do they work more hours? Start probing and pretty soon that looks less than a good explanation for the pay gap and more just another example of how gender roles reinforce economic inequality. And you can do the same exercise for just about any of these kinds of measures.

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dano
Discussion: I surrender - AC is now on

you guys are nuts! ;) I’ve had mine on since June!

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