Women make 80¢ on the male dollar, even accounting for time off to raise kids. If that factor is not accounted for, women make 56¢.
Over her career, the average working woman loses $1.2 million to wage inequity.
Since 1963, when the Equal Pay Act was signed, the wage gap has closed by less than half a cent per year.
Only 5 of 20-odd “thought-leader” magazines have ever had a woman as editor-in-chief. Two of those jobs were held by Tina Brown.
Only 24% of recent works in The New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Vanity Fair, and the New York Times Magazine were written by women, according to WomenTK.com.
1/3 of those were articles on gender or family or were short stories or memoirs.
Anne Bancroft was 36 when she played Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate. Dustin Hoffman was 30.
Models weigh 23% less than average women. In 1986 it was only 8% less.
The above statistics were quoted in a press release for a Dove product whose adcampaign uses full-figured models but the use of which is claimed to reduce cellulite.
And this, about my own chosen career path:
Only 1/3 of female Ph.D.s who get on the tenure track before having a baby ever do so.
31.5% of Iraq’s parliament are women. Only 15% of the U.S. Congress are women.
And this, perhaps my favorite: