Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men--And What to Do About It (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 10, 2006 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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A WORKING WOMAN EARNS 77 CENTS FOR EVERY MALE DOLLAR.

In the twenty-first century, the gender wage gap still affects the daily life of women throughout the country, at every economic level, from cashier to CEO. Is it fair? No. Can it be stopped? Absolutely.

In this intelligently argued and carefully researched book, Evelyn Murphy, Ph.D., examines how much women (and their families) lose over a lifetime to the wage gap, knocks down the myth that women "choose" to make less, and documents the widespread discrimination that's holding down women's pay.

But here's the good news: The wage gap can be closed. Having served as an economist, politician, public official, and corporate officer, Murphy has a 360-degree view of the problem -- and of the solution. Read this book -- and get even.
  

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President of the Women Are Getting Even (WAGE) Project and former lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, Murphy joins with journalist Graff (What Is Marriage For?: The Strange Social History of Our ... Read full review

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The portion of the book on page 160 about Amy Mckinney and her fight with the Muskogee Fire Department is a complete fabrication. I was on scene at the fire when her father passed out and can tell you that everyone on the scene dropped what they were doing to help this man EXCEPT his daughter. She stood at the back of the fire truck and cried and was screaming for her daddy. She actually became a second victim herself. We made more exceptions for this girl in an attempt to help her with her job than any man had ever recieved. She was given special tools to help her with leverage because she wasn't physically strong enough to do the job, she was shown special ways to get up on the truck to get hoses down because her 5 foot 1 inch frame was too small to reach anything on truck. The physical assesment was changed after she failed it the first time so that she could pass it. If the rest of this book is as full of falsehoods as are in this single story, the author should offer every person that has purchased the book their money back. 

Contents

Introduction
3
Why Not a Dollar?
16
The Personal Cost of the Wage Gap
22
NOW ADD DISCRIMINATION
35
Working While Mother The Mommy Penalty
194
GETTING EVEN
215
Women Working from the Inside Up
266
CEOs Working from the Top Down
284
All of Us Working from the Outside In
299
Notes
309
Acknowledgments
323
Index
327
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About the author (2006)

Evelyn Murphy was the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1987 to 1991. She was the first woman in the state's history to hold statewide office. She has been an executive vice president of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Massachusetts and is a corporate director of SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Bank of America. She is the founder and president of the WAGE (Women Are Getting Even) Project Inc., which is dedicated to closing the wage gap in every American workplace.

E.J. Graff, a senior researcher at the Brandeis Institute for Investigative Journalism, is a senior correspondent for The American Prospect and has written for such publications as The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Salon.com.

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