Re: [Videolib] Film on Pay Equity Issues

deg farrelly (
Wed, 12 Nov 2008 14:38:43 -0700

The first work that comes to my mind is "The Willmar 8"

Still distributed by California Newsreel:

The Willmar 8 is Academy Award winner Lee Grant's documentary about
working women which has been featured on the front page of The Wall Street
Journal, excerpted on 60 Minutes, and was broadcast nationally by PBS. The
film tells the story of eight unassuming, apolitical women in America's
heartland--Willmar, Minnesota--who were driven by sex discrimination at work
to take the most unexpected step of their lives and found themselves in the
forefront of the struggle for women's rights. Risking jobs, friends, family
and the opposition of church and community, they began the longest bank
strike in American history in a dramatic attempt to assert their own
equality and self-worth.

FMG has a very short (8 minutes) segment from ABC News:

The Pay Gap: Sexism or Something Else?

Warren Farrell protested alongside Gloria Steinem in support of women's
rights and was even elected to the board of NOW-three times. But Farrell is
also the author of Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay
Gap-and What Women Can Do About It. In this brief ABC News segment, John
Stossel considers the opposing views of Farrell and Martha Burk, chair of
the NCWO and author of Cult of Power: Sex Discrimination in Corporate
America and What Can Be Done About It. It's about supply and demand, states
Farrell, not sexism: higher compensation generally means bigger sacrifices
on the home front-a cost most women are statistically less willing to bear
than men. (8 minutes)

If you want something on a lighter note...

9 to 5

deg farrelly, Associate Librarian
Arizona State University at the West campus
PO Box 37100 
Phoenix, Arizona  85069-7100
Phone:  602.543.8522

> Our Women's Center and Women's Studies Program are teaming up to increase > awareness of gender pay equity issues by hosting some events for Equal Pay Day > next year. They'd like to host a screening of a film that deals with pay > equity issues. Any suggestions? > > Thank you! > > Sue > > Sue Parks > Head, Media Library > University of North Texas

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