“In Saudi Arabia, where nearly every interaction between unrelated women and men is assumed to be illicit, whether I prefer thongs over briefs or the actual dimensions of my chest are not something I want to discuss with a strange male. But I have little choice. Lingerie shops, like most every other store in the kingdom, are staffed exclusively by men.” (via Aryn Baker, TIME)
Finally some good news on the reproductive-rights front.
(“There Is No Male-Female Wage Gap” via WSJ)
Fewer risks, regular hours and greater flexibility — hmm, sounds like some of these women are mothers, perhaps? Imagine that.
And shame on all the women who want comfortable conditions and personal fulfillment from their jobs. How dare they?
My guess would be that women aren’t so much sacrificing higher pay for better job characteristics, but are low-balled when they ask for or seek out better job characteristics and are left with little choice when they are faced with having to balance home life with work life.