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Sex Discrimination, Obama, McCain September 16, 2008

Filed under: bias,gender,politics,sex — Jender @ 12:44 pm
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Obama’s policies on sex/gender discrimination are far better than McCain’s (he actually opposes it, for example). And it’s good to see him finally making something of this. But McCain has responded by pointing out that McCain’s female staffers earn more than his male staffers, while Obama’s earn less. There may be (and probably/hopefully is) a good response to this. But here’s what’s not a good response (From the HuffPo, not from Obama’s campaign):

The wage disparity for women in each office, it should be noted, has nothing to do with gender discrimination. Rather, McCain has a greater number of female employees in senior positions.

It’s not a good response, because that’s precisely one of the ways sex/gender discrimination works– by keeping women out of senior positions. Duh.



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