Protect against Title IX and submit a comment by September 12, 2022.

The US Department of Education released their proposed changes to Title IX regulations that would dramatically change the future for women and girls in federally funded activities and programs. There are many negative impacts that will harm girls, women, and families.

A government portal has been set up for you to make a comment submission.  It is very straight-forward and easy to do.  In addition, this governmental body is required to read every submission, large and small – before they can finalize the new “Rule.”  So rest assured, your input will be read and considered.


Here’s the question:

“Do you believe the statement “women earn only 77 percent of what men earn for equal work?”

Here is how UFI readers responded:

15 percent       Yes, and things need to change!

19 percent       Yes, but there’s more to this story.

63 percent       No, that’s baloney!

 3 percent        Don’t know

April 12th was noted as “Equal Pay Day” by the National Committee for Pay Equity.  According to the National Organization for Women, Feminist Majority and other feminist groups this is the day is noteworthy because women have to work that far into a calendar year before they are able to earn what men already earned the year before.

But the vast majority of UFI readers aren’t buying it – including the folks who said “no, that’s baloney” and those who voted for “Yes, but there’s more to this story.”  There is definitely a lot more to the story and we’re going to be covering some of the factors that go into the calculation of the male/female wage gap.  But you’ll have to check back with us on Monday for our Myth Buster series where we’re going to address this topic at length.

Here are just a few factors:

  • Women on average work fewer hours
  • Women choose different professions
  • Men are more willing to relocate and travel, in addition to willingness to work more dangerous and dirty jobs.

Come back on Monday to see more!