Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Discrimination Against Mothers

"[M]others in the real world struggle every day because they still get paid, on average, 27% less than men and 17% less than women without children. In fact, most of the structural discrimination against women is discrimination against mothers.

Why is this still happening?

Well, first off it's because of bad policies in Washington.   Our public policies are stuck in the 1950s, despite the fact that we have a modern labor force now that's 50% women.  But discrimination against mothers is also cultural. Even though study after study has shown that mothers are great workers, most individual workplaces and businesses fail to meet the needs of families in how work itself is structured." -MomsRising.org