Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less. ~ Myra Pollack Sadker
Dr. Sadker (1943-1995) pioneered much of the research documenting gender bias in America's schools. From grade school through graduate school, from inner city to rural towns, she uncovered not only blatant gender discrimination in textbooks and sports funding, but also subtle patterns of inequities that shaped the lives of girls and boys. For more information please visit www.sadker.org
Pay Equity and Discrimination (Gender Pay Gap)
In 2014, female full-time workers made only .79 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 21 percent.
Gender Pay Gap Between Men and Women and Women of Color
There's Even a Pay Gap 10 Years After Graduating from an Elite College
Women who enrolled at elite colleges are making less than their male counterparts after ten years in the workplace. The gap is largest at M.I.T.: $58,500
Only 19.4% of Women Hold Seats in the United States Congress
Yet, women make up 51% of the population in the U.S.
On the Fortune 500 List, Only 24 Women are CEOs
And Fortune calls that a "Historic High"
1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed rape; 2.8% attempted rape).
17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape.