BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
9:31 am
Tue October 15, 2013

A New 'Soft War' On Women — Subtler, More Insidious?

The average woman now achieves a higher level of education than her male counterpart, but salaries and promotions lag behind.
The average woman now achieves a higher level of education than her male counterpart, but salaries and promotions lag behind.
Credit US Department of Labor / Flickr

Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett are the authors of "The New Soft War On Women." Rivers and Barnett talked to Jim Braude and Margery Eagan about how pay and promotion lag behind the high level of credentialing and expertise of professional women.

What's your take — are you worried about employment prospects for yourself, your daughter or sister? What drove the 'soft war' home for you at work? Leave a comment below.

Caryl Rivers is a professor of journalism at Boston University. Rosalind Barnett is senior scientist at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University.

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