Even Female Law Partners Suffer Wage Disparities—to the Tune of $66,000 a Year

equalitymyth:

Jesse’s got a new Newsweek piece about wage disparity in the legal profession—even among the best lawyers at the most elite firms. A new study found those women, within the highest ranks of the most respected firms, make, on average, $66,000 each year less than men.

First of all: ouch, apparently we’re in the wrong field. But second: double ouch, that is totally appalling. As one employment attorney put it:

“The numbers are so stark that it really does call into question whether there is a systemic problem.”

We’d go with yes.

-jessica

"the oft-cited explanation for the gap—that family responsibilities mean women are less ambitious, more distracted, and less productive than men—is ultimately an inadequate excuse. The biggest contributing factors, according to the study’s authors, are not nearly as benign: they include stereotyping, gender bias, and even bullying and intimidation."

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  1. infinidooj reblogged this from newsweek and added:
    Sigh, even if I consider law…. -_-
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  3. orangecrateart reblogged this from newsweek and added:
    Jesse’s got a new Newsweek piece about wage disparity in the legal profession—even among the best lawyers at the most...
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  6. kacyology reblogged this from newsweek and added:
    This does NOT bode well for me huh?!
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  8. dorkasaurusrexatron reblogged this from newsweek and added:
    Okay, so anyone who knows me knows that I am sympathetic to this kind of story. I think it’s pretty obvious that there’s...
  9. paramendra reblogged this from pegobry and added:
    This is not mysterious. This is about sexism.
  10. americaneyes reblogged this from newsweek and added:
    Pissed off, but not at all surprised.
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  12. caramelbaloney reblogged this from equalitymyth and added:
    "the oft-cited explanation for the gap—that family responsibilities mean women are less ambitious, more distracted, and...
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  15. chrisdwoo reblogged this from newsweek and added:
    I know a few ladies who are not going to be pleased about this…
  16. celene reblogged this from newsweek and added:
    This is absolutely ridiculous.
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