Women in the Work Force Today (yes I said today!)

What is the point of a woman being in the work force if she can’t get equal pay for equal value? And how can the world of over 7 B people cope if women never hold down a job?  Especially if the people spend at least half their year working for the govt and are encouraged to spend spend spend in the modern consumerist society? AND when women often get left alone to raise the next gen.

[wage parity][http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/gender-pay-gap-a-persistent-issue-in-canada/article34210790/] 74-75c p/dollar

[disparity effects GDP][http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/canada-slow-to-close-gender-pay-gap-despite-projected-gdp-boost/article26761080/]

[Princeton  –  effects of poverty on children][https://www.princeton.edu/futureofchildren/publications/docs/07_02_03.pdf]

If she is poor and underserved by the education system, she is forced to work in limited, go-no-where occupations and raise her kids by those limited proceeds.

[poor mom can lead to generations of poverty and need for social services/supports][http://nationalassembly.org/Uploads2/Resources/NHSAFull_Report2GenOSOWFamilies.pdf]

And she is penalized for procreating by lesser wages and mistreatment by the govt and her employers and coworkers. Just because she is a woman.

There are things employers could do… the govt could legislate… to make it easier on working moms. That would help a LOT. Well for some occupations anyway.
[flex time][https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/workhours/flexibleschedules]
[remote working][http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/career-advice/experts/work-from-home-the-same-rules-apply/article8846672/]
[Supreme Court – employers must accommodate child care][http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/employers-told-they-must-accommodate-staff-s-child-care-requests-1.1315953]

for women who work at least, if they won’t do anything else. I mean isn’t that the LEAST they could do??
And after all those years of work, how do we end up?  Poor!  So what exactly is the point?

[women retiring and pension disparity due to caregiving][http://canadianlabour.ca/issues-research/did-you-know-senior-women-are-twice-likely-live-poverty-men]

I’ve been hearing that we have it all together and feminism is no longer relevant today… I think you might have missed out on some schooling.
But hey it USED to be worse. We’re no longer chattel! (looks at links)  Or are we??

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