Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The gender pay gap remains a thorny and persistent problem in society. In the U.S., women are underpaid relative to white men at every education level and in most occupations, on average earning only 82 cents for every dollar a man earns . This disparity is even greater when we consider race/ethnicity, where Black women (63 cents), Latino women (55 cents), and Native American women (66 cents) all earn even less. The gender pay gap isn’t just a problem for the U.S. It exists in every country on earth. Globally, there is a 37% gap between the wages of women and men. Even in some of the most egalitarian countries such as Iceland, there remains a 24% gap in wages for similar work, and in some of the least egalitarian countries (e.g., Ethiopia, India, El Salvador, Bolivia, and Lesotho), the gap is as large as 49%. Many explanations have been given for the gender pay gap , but a recent investigation suggests it might just be … [Read more...] about Could Religion Be Fueling The Gender Pay Gap?
Pop-star Rihanna in 2016 released her hit single, 'Work' where she sung, 'you gotta do the work, work, work, work, work, work.' Almost five years later, Indians are taking that advice to heart. On Tuesday, Rihanna tweeted a news article about the internet blockade in Delhi that followed after clashes between the protesting farmers and the police. "Why aren't we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest," tweeted the 'Don't Stop The Music ' singer, who happens to be the fourth most-followed user on Twitter with more than 100 million followers. Within minutes of that single tweet, a huge spike in Google trends was seen, as people Google-d to find who she really was. why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest https://t.co/obmIlXhK9S — Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021 Rihanna's tweet saw a divided Twitter: Some were of the opinion that her tweet will highlight the ongoing farmers protest in the country to the international media-- more so with Rihanna tweeting … [Read more...] about ‘Is Rihanna Muslim?’ Indians are Googling Pop Star’s Religion After Her Tweet on Farmers’ Protest
A Phoenix man killed his wife, two daughters and a man he suspected was her lover Thursday, telling police that his religion allowed him to kill his family. The evening started around 8 p.m. when Austin Smith, 30, accused his wife Dasia, 29, of having an affair, which she reportedly denied, police told the Arizona Republic. It is alleged he then shot and killed her and their five-year-old daughter Nasha, and then killed their seven-year-old daughter Mayan with a baseball bat. Police found the couple’s three-year-old daughter hiding under the bed unharmed, having been spared by Smith because she reportedly reminded him of his wife, he told investigators. After killing most of his family, Smith then drove to the apartment complex of the man he suspected was his wife’s lover, Ron Freeman, shooting him dead. He reportedly shot two additional people who suffered serious injuries, but survived. 30 yr-old Austin Smith is accused of killing his wife and 2 young daughters along … [Read more...] about Phoenix Man Kills Wife And Two Children Because ‘His Religion Allowed Him To’
President Donald Trump's favorability rating among white Catholics has dropped by more than 20 points in the space of two months, according to new polling data. The latest survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and SSRS found that 37 percent of white Catholics had a favorable view of Trump at the end of May. When the same poll was conducted in March, the president had a 60 percent favorability rating among the demographic—putting him 23 points higher than his position today. Over the whole of last year, Trump's favorability ranking among white Catholics was 49 percent, or 12 points higher than his ranking last month. As the coronavirus death toll topped the 100,000 mark and nationwide protests against the killing of George Floyd kicked off, the commander-in-chief's favorability rating among white evangelical Protestants also fell. According to the PRRI poll, a little more than six-in-ten (62 percent) backed Trump in May—down 15 points on his March … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s favorability among white Catholics plunges 23 points in two months: Poll
A school district in Ohio is investigating a class assignment where students were asked to choose who they would save, based on sexual orientation, religion, age and other descriptors, if the world came to an end. An unidentified teacher at Roberts Middle School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, assigned students to choose eight out of 12 people to put on to a spaceship and transport to a different planet because the world was ending, Cleveland.com reported. Parents found the assignment, titled "Whom to Leave Behind," to be inappropriate. Bernadette Hartman told WKYC-TV that her son had received the assignment in his eighth-grade social studies class and it made him uncomfortable. Hartman believed the assignment "divides" people against one another and "doesn't pull anybody together." "What does her being Muslim have to do with it," Hartman said. "What does being female have to do with it." Councilman Adam Miller posted the assignment to Facebook on Tuesday, saying he'd had a … [Read more...] about An assignment at an Ohio middle school asked students to choose “whom to leave behind” based on sexual orientation