I’m a college student and I would love to have children, later in life [“The fears of balancing pregnancy and a career,” Opinion, Oct. 25]. However, I find myself also frightened about having children while having a job for many of the same reasons presented in the guest column. As the column stated, only three…More
Topic: gender equality
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Give money to needy, not greedy Thanks to Jerry Large for his insightful column on the gender pay gap and its causes [“Wider look at gender pay gap,” NWMonday, June 10]. I agree that a lot of the problem boils down to the lack of affordable, high-quality child care and lack of paid maternity leave….More
Old beliefs run deep Since I went through the actual woman’s movement in the ’60s and ’70s, I am not surprised at the opposition to using gender-neutral titles in our state statutes [“Man, what an overreaction,” Opinion, May 15]. Men run the world and the chasm between the world of men and women is still very…More
Councilmember Harrell sees gender pay gap as a top priority I was surprised by the mayoral candidates’ responses at the recent debates regarding Seattle’s gender wage gap [“Mayoral candidates debate troubles with Police Department,” page one, April 30]. The only candidate to give a good answer was City Councilmember Bruce Harrell. While other candidates demonstrated a lack…More
Dissenters may be mediocre themselves In Sharon Pian Chan’s column commenting on “Lean In,” [“The Seattle leadership gender gap,” Opinion, March 21], she says, “Progress is when mediocre women get treated like mediocre men.” This is a legitimate point, cleverly expressed. But wouldn’t it be better to say, “Progress is when mediocre men get treated…More