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Commentary: Can She Do the Job?

Mar 17, 2021

When we think about workplace gender issues, we usually think about issues like sexual harassment, the pay gap, and the glass ceiling. But the effects of bias spread into many aspects of everyday work, often in ways that aren't always easy to recognize or identify. The idea that women are not well-suited for the workplace leads to stereotyping women, often questioning can she do the job?

Illinois Democrats are trying to put Gov. Bruce Rauner on the spot over equal pay for women.

They’re pushing him to sign legislation that would prohibit employers from asking job applicants about salary history.

The Women's Media Center issued a report, The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2015.   As Time Magazine noted, it paints a pretty bleak picture. Time's article is headlined, Eight Sad Truths About Women in Media.