Gender Pay Gap



Chapter’s 12 & 13 of your text covers information regarding gender and racial discrimination. The author goes on to propose the idea that a gender pay gap exists between male and female salaries within like kind workforce and industry. In this discussion, you are going to be tasked with arguing for or against the reality of gender pay discrimination in 2018.

Below you will find several resources and links that propose both modern and popular examples of gender pay discrimination. The most recent controversy is occurring in Nashville, TN. Music City is locked in a fight regarding the fair play of female country music artist on national radio. The link below will provide you with a brief overview of the topic. (You are encouraged to click the hyperlinks in the article which will direct you to other articles and more information about the topic.) The second article involves the US Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT). In 2016, they famously campaigned for “Equal Pay for Equal Play” regarding their adverse conditions and low pay in comparison to the US Men’s Soccer Team.

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US WNT Sports Illustrated (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Soccer Gender Pay Gap (Chart) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Initial Post by day 4

In no less than 250-words, using the resources provided and the information covered in chapters 12 & 13, choose a side and argue your position regarding the reality of gender pay discrimination in 2018. You argument must contain at least 4 additional resources both supporting and opposing your position. (a min. of 2 resources must support your position & a min. of 2 resources must refute your position) Make sure that you properly cite your sources and prepare a works cited. 

Your discussion post must address and include the four main issues:

•“Glass ceiling” regarding how much a woman can earn compared to a man?


•Minority women are impacted more by pay discrimination? Why, or why not?


•The “Opt Out” – Childbearing and mothering responsibilities impact a Woman’s employability and pay in the workforce? Valid, or not?


•Female managers are better suited to meet the needs of modern businesses (adaption, learning, innovation, and behavioral). Yes, or no?

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