In my first week a male classmate mentioned how a majority of the group are women. A subject that caught everyone’s attention of course because media and news reporting is still a predominantly male industry. This led to the controversial topic of how men are earning more than some women. This made me ask myself something that I’ve never considered before.
Would I feel content in my dream career if I got paid less than a man?
During my Googling, I found a chart released in 2012 click to read , stating 91% of journalists who got their bylines on the front page of The Independent were male. Wait, whaat?!
Why can’t we be female badasses and set an example like those in Iceland earlier this year? They wanted equal pay and they gained it one way or another. I love Iceland.
“Eleanor Mills, chair of campaign group Women in Journalism (WiJ), told journalism.co.uk,
“The problem, and I think it’s true of other professions like law and medicine, is you have huge numbers of very keen, bright women but at the top they are entirely dominated by men,” she said. Continue reading