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Are Men Now the ‘Second Sex’?

By Richard Whitmire — June 03, 2010 1 min read

That’s the question raised in this Center for American Progress piece. Once again, however, I cringe when I see the pay gap tossed into the issue. That gap is an important issue, but not for the reasons cited. Women choose different college studies and pursue different careers and different pathways within careers. If women are going to dominate universities we need to persuade more women to take on science/math/engineering careers -- and launch more start-up businesses. When that happens the pay gaps will shrink to nothing.

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