Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on April 29, 1993 · Page 37
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 37

Altoona, Pennsylvania
Issue Date:
Thursday, April 29, 1993
Page 37
Start Free Trial

Page 37 article text (OCR)

1 teta women < Expectations- ; Callan said ~ [ In reality, a woman who tries to do it all i often pays * high price. Her health may | suffer and she may experience chronic tt- h redness. She may feel impatient and • grouchy. This stresses the amity's inter- f relationships. | The myth in the superwoman syndrome I isnt that the woman can do it aH, but that I she has to do it aB alone. Both women and > men have to change their way of thinking, j Miss Callan said. . '-,-"- . ; Women have to rid themselves of unrea i Ustic expectations and,shuffle priorities : and men have to assume a greater share [ of family and household responsibility. Women, Miss Callan said, have to accept help more easily. Women also have to rid themselves of .the guilt of buying rather than baking the coolies. This requires: an attitudmal shift that isn't always easy, said Cynthia 6. Baney, executive director of "the Altoona YWCA. For instance, when a woman stays home with a child she's at home with her child. But when the husband stays home, he's "baby-sitting.'' • "It may not. seem tike a big deal, but it " from Page 1 sets the entire tone," Ms. Baney said. "The man is equally responsible for the child, but he's just helping. 1 It takes him out of an important experience. It isnt any wonder why men don't know how to be fathers because we dont allow them to be." Just as some women deny men the nurturing experience, they are also denying it for themselves, she said. —v-» When women entered the work place they took on many mate characteristics. While becoming more competitive, for example, is health/ to a certain point, it can lead to heart disease, ulcers and anxiety disorders, Ms. Baney said. Much internal stress is experienced by women who deny their feminine side of their personality which nurtures and fosters cooperation, said the Rev. Linda II Jabe'rg, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. The women who broke through employment barriers usually had to work harder to get ahead because they bad to prove they could do the job. To be accepted in a man's world, many women denied their abilities in the "relational- spiritual side of Bfe." Wage gap- mmt photo b» Sn Bchrihr SHARING A MOMENT together are S-yeai-oW June Miller and her mother, Bobbie, of Altoona. In her play time, Jamie acts oat the roles of being a mother as wed as a manager. ' gap widens. As a group, college-educated women still earn less than a white man with a high school diploma. "Hie (New York Times is) technically correct when (it says) that women "gained on men" in the •80s. Trouble is, for the majority of work ing women, the 'gain 1 was only m contrast to their male pemVfer greater loss," Working Woman says. ".Jn bet, women with college degrees, who escaped the ravages of inflation through most of the '80s, saw their salaries drop in 1991" In 1991, college-educated women saw real wages drop for the first time since the 70s. Even after average hourly watts were adjusted for inflation, couege-edu- cated women were still earning less in 1991 than they earned in 1973. Is this downturn the beginning of a trend* Working Woman reports that some economists assume the drop in women's pay is a temporarv result of the recession's fmaHy cated • women. „ up with weH-edu- But experts at the Economic Policy Institute say the trend predates the recession; Women with high school diplomas saw their salaries begin dropping in 1979. "What we're seeing is not simp> a cyclical change but a structural change in U>e labor market as corporate America downsizes," says Harvard's If edoftV In "The Economics of Women, Men and Work," published last year, economists Frandne Blau and Marianne Ferber look at the hitman-capital theory (that women • from Page 1 have been paid less because they've been less educated, less experienced and less committed) cited in the New York Times story. Their findings: • Less than 50] can bei _ f experience.' •Instead, says Blau, "the evidence suggests that Discrimination may explain half or more of the pay dfflerential between men and women.'* QurCutsAre Above The Rest When you need the assurance of no less than the most impeccable quality in a diamond, turn to The Fine Jewelry Martlnsburg 793-4479 Trust Your Special Moments To Tfce Prospector COMPLIMENTARY MAKEOVER The JCPenney i Cosmetics 1 Department has a gift for you - a complimentary i makeover and skin care analysis. Let our trained. Cosmetics' Specialists : help discover a beautiful new you. Call * or stop at our : cosmetics' department • today to make an appointment; Then ! bring this ad with you to receiveyour < complimentary i makeover; : ?.\ JGRemey Vi'i.'i. •f»,»,V*- *'«.*, »** : W«»V% »•»'» *•« * «

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page