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April 4, 2014 at 6:50 AM

Gender wage gap: Empower women to go it alone

It’s heartwarming that Jean Godden, a senior, takes interest in the pulse of the women’s wage inequality issue and share her own struggling years with it as a columnist [“End the gender wage gap for city employees,” Opinion, April 2].

Also being a senior and having been in the workforce for almost as long as she has been, I totally agree with her, only with one difference. Women today can do the reshaping of the gap all by themselves, without protection by initiatives..

We must remember that a lot has changed since the ’60s and ’70s. Professional women of the 21st century are vocal and confident enough to demand the difference. They also have tons of options for home-based side jobs. I met several 8-to-4 desk-job holding mature women who proudly bring home sizable extra income by handling sales on eBay or Craigslist for others.

I have faith that whether it’s within the city wage system or in private sector employers, today’s female members will prove that they are resilient enough to secure the pay that they know they are worth.

Dee Tezelli, Seattle

Comments | Topics: Dee Tezelli, gender wage gap, Jean Godden

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