Gender wage gap creates gap in values

Francesca Quigley, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015

I know this is probably a shock in light of recent news, but there is a gap in salary across gender lines at Guilford. Here’s an even bigger shock: men are getting paid more than women.

Because Guilford holds equality as one of its core values, the gender wage gap should be eliminated. While one still persists we continue to be in direct violation of the Quaker values.

“Nationally there’s a gender wage gap,” said Professor of Philosophy Nancy Daukas. “It’s our responsibility to look at it and say, ‘How are we doing with that here?’

“And it’s particularly our responsibility to look at that because we are so focused on our core values, including justice and equality.”

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