Thanks to the Prince William Muckraker blog for bringing this matter to light. First of all, what would it have cost the county to recognize Gender Pay Inequality Day? Absolutely nothing.
Nice speech, Ms. Lawson, nice speech. Gag! I am embarrassed for the supervisor. I graduated from college when there was darn little open to me other than education. Shame on you then, Ms. Lawson, for not trying to improve the pay for the educators in Prince William County. Your voting record points to trying to keep education labeled one of those low paying jobs.
Ms. Lawson’s logic is flawed and defies most statistical information. Women make less, on average, than men do. There are a multitude of reasons why. In fact, many reasons go back to the fact that yes, women get pregnant. That’s the reason that until the 70’s, women were pretty much relegated to the steno pool. Companies didn’t want to invest in their training because women got married and had babies. We have come a long way since those “Mad Men” days but there is still a ways to go.