Gender Equality http://wesa.fm en Looking at The Numbers Behind Pittsburgh's Wage Gap http://wesa.fm/post/looking-numbers-behind-pittsburghs-wage-gap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Women in the Pittsburgh metro area <a href="http://www.nationalpartnership.org/research-library/workplace-fairness/fair-pay/pittsburgh-women-and-the-wage-gap.pdf">made an average of $13,407 less than their male counterparts</a> in 2013. For male and female employees with identical levels of education and experience, the female worker will make an average of 73 cents for every dollar paid to the man, according to the <a href="http://www.nationalpartnership.org/issues/fairness/wage-gap-map.html">National Partnership for Women and Families</a>. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Thursday in Market Square, groups will join together for Pittsburgh’s <a href="https://pittsburghequalpayday.wordpress.com/equal-pay-fact-sheet/">Equal </a></span><a href="https://pittsburghequalpayday.wordpress.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Pay Day Rally</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. According to Heather </span>Arnet<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, CEO of the Women and Girls Foundation, the goal of the rally is to highlight the</span><a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2014/04/20/The-most-livable-city-for-whom-GIANINA-MARQUEZ-OLIVERA/stories/201404200021" style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;injustice </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">of the gap and push legislation that would allow women to fight for better pay.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:29:10 +0000 Katherine Blackley 28061 at http://wesa.fm Looking at The Numbers Behind Pittsburgh's Wage Gap Traditional Gender Roles Playing Smaller Role in Modern Matrimony http://wesa.fm/post/traditional-gender-roles-playing-smaller-role-modern-matrimony <p style="margin-left:.5in;">Watch out June and Ward, traditional marriage is rapidly evolving and research indicates that typical gender-based expectations in the household are becoming obsolete for couples as they make the decision to marry or cohabitate.</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"><a href="http://connielappa.webs.com">Dr. Connie Lappa</a>, psychotherapist and adjunct professor at Robert Morris University and The University of Pittsburgh and <a href="http://christinewhelan.com">Dr. Christine Whelan</a>, visiting Assistant Professor in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Sociology share their findings on modern matrimony and the most successful relationships.</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:33:17 +0000 Katherine Blackley 13147 at http://wesa.fm Traditional Gender Roles Playing Smaller Role in Modern Matrimony Pittsburghers Rally for Equal Pay for Women http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburghers-rally-equal-pay-women <p></p><p></p><p>During the lunch hour Tuesday, a crowd gathered at Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh to mark Equal Payday. It’s a day on which rallies are held across the country to bring attention to the fact that women still make less money than men.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:23:53 +0000 Deanna Garcia 7564 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburghers Rally for Equal Pay for Women