Friday, May 05, 2006

Right now, I'm a P.O.W.*

Never married mothers earn 56.5% of what men earn -- compared to previously married mothers (66%) and married mothers (76.4%). All of these figures are from 1994 and can be found in a very intersting article by Jane Waldfogel.


According to the U.S. Census, women’s overall wages are dropping compared to men—women lost a cent between 2002 and 2003, and now make 76 cents for every dollar made by men.

Ladies, please don't forget to send your thank you notes for that pleasant reality to George Bush and Ann Coulter.

But check out The Motherhood Manifesto. Problems and solutions from feminist activists Joan Blades and KristinRowe-Finkbeiner. If you see my son, let him know that I would like a copy for Mother's Day -- now that he's entered that big-earning demographic of white, male and country club.

* pissed-off woman

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