In New Matilda

February 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

I have an article on New Matilda as of yesterday afternoon.

I love New Matilda and think they provide a great platform for slightly more in-depth news articles and argument, so I was stoked when they were interested in the initial pitch and then when they took the article.

My piece goes into the history of the recent equal pay decision and asks what equal pay means now.

You can find it here.

And a little excerpt:

Equal pay, like the silent notion of gender to which it refers, is a notoriously sticky concept. It initially meant removing the disparity in pay between men and women performing the same work. This was entrenched in the 1912 Fruit Picker’s Case, which set women’s wages at 54 per cent of a man’s. Equal pay for equal work was won in 1969.

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