Equal Pay Day is held annually in April to signify the point into a year that a woman must work to earn what a man made the previous year. According to the 2006 Census Bureau, women on average earn 77 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts however, Carrie Lukas, vice president of policy and economics for the Independent Women’s Forum, has an op-ed in today’s Baltimore Examiner debunking the myth that discrimination is the cause of the wage gap.  As Lukas describes, it’s women like her who take into account many factors–not just salary–when pursuing jobs that cause this statistical discrepancy.


Political experts have just begun to analyze why Sen. Hillary Clinton, considered a shoo-in for her party’s nomination just a few months ago, lags behind Sen. Barack Obama in the Democratic primaries. Surely one factor has been that compared with the fresh-faced Illinois senator, Clinton seems like an anachronism. She may as well be wearing horn-rimmed glasses and bell bottoms as she attempts to rally the sisterhood to join her in the cause of electing the first female president.

The problem for Clinton is that most women today don’t think in terms of gender solidarity. Women take for granted our access to education and job opportunities. The steady march of women into positions of political power reassures most that, regardless of the fate of her candidacy, it’s only a matter of time before we have a woman in the Oval Office.

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