Shandra Jordan – Editor in Chief
Colleen Buhrer – Managing Editor
Patrick Crossland – State and Regional Editor
Willow Welter – Visual Editor
J.J. Babb – Design Managing Editor
According to today’s package, women are graduating from
universities in four years at a higher rate than men but still
getting paid less.
Possible partial explanations include that women are more
inclined to take lower paying jobs, in education and social work,
for example, or that they are more likely to work part-time or
lower-paying jobs to allow time to raise a family.
On a brief side note, what does this say about our society that
we value a business executive over the people teaching our children
to read or write, or that a high-ranking individual in a company is
expected to be family-less?
The inequality hurts not only women, but also men. While some
companies offer male maternity leave, many do not, so even if women
don’t want to stay home and take time off work for two years, men
are not expected to and aren’t given compensated time off after a
By doing this, companies are actualizing the myth that women are
less-reliable workers by not giving men the option of taking time
off instead of women or giving a couple the option of splitting the