Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change
Listen to story:
Download: mp3 (Duration: 24:10 — 22.1MB)
FEATURING RICKEY GARD DIAMOND – April 10th 2018 marked Equal Pay Day – a day that is meant to highlight the on-going gender pay gap. Women on average earn just under 80c for every dollar a man earns. Broken up by race, the statistics are even worse for women of color.
Why, in this day and age, are women still struggling to earn equal pay? In a new book Rickey Gard Diamond explores the history, economics, and sexist ideology that keeps women’s pay low.
Rickey Gard Diamond, founding editor of Vermont Woman; she has taught writing and literature, feminist and media studies at Vermont College of Norwich University. Her new book is called Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change.