Women more qualified than men but still less well paid
In the gender equality chapter of the dashboard of the French economy, we read a confirmation that we would have done well without. Women may have more qualifications than men (27.6% of women hold a Bac+3 or more, compared to 24.8% of men), but they still earn less than them. In 2019, the salary gap between female executives and male executives was still 17%.
Evolution of gender pay gaps between 2010 and 2019. Source: Insee, French economy dashboard
These American companies that are putting their hands in their wallets to counter the ban on abortion
Thanks to DNA, we learn that a large number of companies undertake to cover the travel costs of their employees who should have an abortion in a State authorizing the practice of abortion. And this, in a context where the federal right to abortion has just been revoked by the Supreme Court.
Maternity weighs ever more heavily on women’s careers
If the arrival of a child is a happiness for the couples, the impact on their career is always very gendered. Thus, according to an INSEE study, mothers reduce their working time more frequently than fathers, which widens the pay gap to their disadvantage. Mothers are also less mobile and change jobs less often than men. Another air hole for their career. Finally, more and more mothers are declaring that they cannot do their job properly. The triple penalty.
Sexism at work is on the rise
The sexist ground has become the main source of discrimination for women. INSEE indicates that in 2019-2020, 46% of women believe they have been discriminated against because of their gendercompared to 28% in 2008-2009, where they cited this reason after origin, nationality or skin color.
The inequality between girls and boys as seen by children
When, at the microphone of Brut, children and teenagers tell their vision (and their daily life) of gender inequalities, we say to ourselves that there is still work to be done. But we are working on it!
Tax-exempt overtime benefits men more
What if the law on purchasing power further aggravated professional gender inequalities? In any case, this is what the High Council for Equality points to in the new measures on the tax exemption of overtime. Among employees working overtime:
- 57% of men work an average of 126 overtime hours
- and 39% of women only 84.
“The reasons for this are widely known: as demonstrated by the latest HCE sexism report, family responsibilities unfortunately still weigh heavily on women. They are therefore less available to “work more to earn more”, while they are the ones who have the lowest incomes and are therefore often already not taxable”, specifies the HCE.
“A woman on a bicycle is ugly”
“Seeing a woman dancing is very pretty, seeing a woman on a bicycle is ugly, I say! »
Marc Madiot, cyclist, INA archives 1987
On the occasion of the women’s Tour de France, we replay this great moment of machismo by Marc Madiot against the champion Jeannie Longo in 1987. And we love his repartee and the scathing reply of the host. So, who is the yellow jersey?
A women-friendly ecosystem for female scientists
Aude de Thuin, Angélique Gérard and Léna Touchard have decided to break the glass ceiling which discourages women from engaging in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) according to Challenges. Their Sistemic project is available in training in a STEM Academy (1st class next October), recruitment, mentoring and networking platform and organization of a forum (March 2023).
Deconjugalization of the disabled adult allowance, it’s finally voted!
Elisabeth Borne had undertaken to have this measure voted on in her general policy speech, it has been done by the National Assembly since July 21. The amount of the disabled adult allowance no longer depends on the spouse’s resources. Only the resources specific to the person with a disability will be taken into account for the calculation of the AAH. Too bad that the entry into force does not take place until October… 2023.
Women and aeronautics, it doesn’t really fly for them
Pilots, managers, engineers… where are the women in this sector? In this article by BFM Business, we discover the place of women in aeronautics, yesterday and today. But also the efforts of certain companies to take off the mix. Anne Rigail, the General Manager of Air France and Lieutenant-Colonel Claire, the first fighter pilot on the Rafale, also the first woman to take command of a fighter squadron, must not be trees that hide the forest.
Lieutenant Colonel Claire – Air Force Photo