We are a club that is active on and off-campus at Riverside Community College in Riverside, CA.
The purpose of this organization shall be to promote equality by raising awareness, encouraging mentor relationships, providing education and referral services, and creating a safe environment within which people may realize their potential for empowerment. We are a collective group so anyone may participate and throw out ideas!
• Facebook page: facebook.com/feminist.unite
Women earn less at all degree levels. Compared to men, women who work full-time, year-round jobs earn roughly 25% less at equivalent levels of educational attainment. If we were to calculate in women who had to leave work to raise children or as the result of a disability into this comparison, the difference is even larger. By that expanded definition, women without high school degrees earn a ridiculous 90% less than their male counterparts. Those with BAs earn about 45% less.
Let me just repeat that women have to get a PhD to earn the same as a man with a BA.
Persons of color earn less at all degree levels. In fact, African Americans and Latinos who hold Masters degrees still earn less than Caucasians with BAs.
Going to college makes a huge difference in income. On average, BAs make 84% more that those with just high school diplomas over their lifetime. There is even a stark difference among levels of educational attainment within the same occupation.
No matter what post-secondary education you receive, you’re at a sizeable lifetime financial advantage.