Ever come across this excuse for the wage gap? The idea that women just don’t pick jobs that pay well might make sense – until you see the real facts behind these supposed trends.
This comic breaks down the idea of “women’s work,” where these gender-based ideas come from and what the impact is. Find out why it’s not the job of women to get better jobs if they want better pay – and what solution we should seek instead.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/catherine-hill/how-does-race-affect-the-gender-wage-gap_b_5087132.html (Wage gap stats, panel 2)
- http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat11.htm (Employment stats, panel 5)
- Women, Men, and Society by Shana L Maier, Daniel J. Curran, and Claire M. Renzetti
- http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1999/08/thin-ice-stereotype-threat-and-black-college-students/304663/ (Stereotype threat, panel 18)
To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Here’s What That ’78 Cents to a Man’s Dollar’ Wage Gap Statistic Really Means
- The Wage Gap Isn’t a Myth (Really, It Isn’t) – Here Are 4 Reasons Why
Ronnie Rene Ritchie is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism, an illustrator, and storyteller working out of Peterborough, Ontario. Since graduating from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon with a BFA in Illustration, Ronnie has had work featured in galleries and sex shops across North America, and their autobiographical webcomic, GQutie, has seen its popularity soar online. Learn more about GQutie, Ronnie’s illustration, or follow them on Twitter @ronithebear.
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