It is an error to suppose that courage means courage in everything. Most people are brave only in the dangers to which they accustom themselves, either in imagination or practice.
- Bulwer-Lytton, English Novelist and Poet (1803-1873)
Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show.
According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).
Of course, we’ve seen many reports of the Obama White House and its hostile environment towards women, as seen graphically in this famous photo showing the anger of the senior White House women who called a meeting to discuss their workplace grievances. We’ve seen articles about how female staffers felt frozen out and how the White House had a “woman problem”, with female staffers describing it as a “boy’s club”, but this is the first time we’ve seen proof that women in the Obama White House are also underpaid and undervalued.
Well, it’s time to let your voice be heard. Do your part.
This message brought to you by Freeper Friends of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act.