Women are at fault Seattle City Council member Jean Godden’s guest column failed to identify the real and obvious reason for the gender pay gap: women’s choices. [“Closing the gender pay gap,” Opinion, July 23.] Instead, she disingenuously implied that the city is violating the Equal Pay Act. She wrote, “Too many women struggle to get…More
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Life is full of choices Letter writer Gina Petry calls for free developmental child care, labeling it a human right that would help end gender-pay disparity [“Give money to needy, not greedy,” Northwest Voices, June 12]. In doing so, she misses the essence of the American system. We should all have the opportunity to succeed, but…More
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
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