feb 24th, 2011 CE
after decades of womens' lib and bra-burning, women on average still make only about 75% as much as a man (a rough estimate by eyeballing the data for a weighted-average). not so different from the old testament ratio of 30:50 for women:men, or 60%.
so you ain't come that long a way, baby!
this at a time when women have overtaken men in the US workforce, partly as a result of the financial meltdown.and there was a long atlantic (i think) article that proclaimed that women were better suited for office work than men, because their brains were better for today's white collar jobs than men's.
i wonder how this compares to the ratio in india. i claim that indian women are generally paid pretty close to a man's wage.