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Suzanne

I don't think you can say that women don't get the same pay for the same work. Here's an article from the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/02/AR2007040201262.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

It says, "Yes, the Labor Department regularly issues new data comparing the median wage of women who work full time with the median wage of men who work full time, and women's earnings bob at around three-quarters those of men. But this statistic says little about women's compensation and the influence of discrimination on men's and women's earnings. All the relevant factors that affect pay -- occupation, experience, seniority, education and hours worked -- are ignored. This sound-bite statistic fails to take into account the different roles that work tends to play in men's and women's lives."

Women in their 20s who do not have children make more money than their male counterparts (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/03/nyregion/03women.html). The discrepency happens when you add kids into the mix.

A lot of moms, myself included, CHOOSE to work less at certain times in their lives, because of their kids (I went down to 20 hours/wk for five years when my girls were little). Therefore we CHOOSE to make less for a non-monetary payoff.

By the way, I consider myself a Tina Fey feminist. Here's a clip of her an Jane Curtin talking about their experiences on SNL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZCO6fNZXWg - Fey is proactive and Curtin is reactive. I think you could call Fey a stage 4 feminist.

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