Tag: wages

Mr Tough


Philippines (NI) – Rodrigo Duterte, the foul-mouthed, iron-fisted president of the Philippines, has unleashed violence on an unprecedented scale. There was a time, not too long ago, when no outsider dared enter Barangay178 in Pasay City in the southern part of…

Down and out in Crimea


Crimea (OpenDemocracy) – Three years after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, social inequality is on the rise across the peninsula – and it seems that honest work doesn’t pay. This month, Russia marked the third anniversary of its seizure and annexation of…

Politicians, Please Stop “Helping” the Disabled

The fate of the disabled is a profoundly important moral issue. It speaks to the status of human rights and human dignity in a society. Will people – all people regardless of physical characteristics – be treated with respect and cared for with compassion and love, valued regardless of conditions which fate has imposed on them? Or will they be discarded and tossed out of the human family if they are insufficiently useful for our purposes?

And so Hillary Clinton, showing desperation to engage people in some moral issue, has chosen to take up the cause. The disabled are, “a group of Americans who are, too often, invisible, overlooked and undervalued — who have so much to offer, but are given far too few chances to prove it,” she said. “That’s been true for a long time,” she said, “and we have to change it.”

Is Sexism All There Is to Wage Inequality?

Let’s flip the question: Is it fair that supermodel Giselle Bündchen earns more than her male counterparts?

Novak Djokovic, the world’s top tennis player in the ATP ranking, spurred controversy a few months ago when he claimed that male players should earn more than their female counterparts.

To this, Serena Williams, No. 1 in the ranking of the Women’s Tennis Association responded:

If I have a daughter who plays tennis and also have a son that plays tennis, I wouldn’t say that my son deserves more because he is a man. If they both started at three years old I would say they both deserve the same amount of money.”