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1891: Why women should get paid less

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Unequal pay for men and women stirred no end of debate in the late 19th century, particularly among stenographers and typists. The Shorthand Review, with headquarters in New York and Chicago, published numerous articles and commentaries upon the subject, sometimes advancing progressive ideas, but mostly supporting the status quo.

Justifying unequal pay was a painful exercise, as observed in the articles below.

From the Shorthand Review, September-October 1891 —

The following poem offers some insight into the mind of Nevins:

Harry Cole offers a response to Nevins, which might be described as only slightly more progressive.

From The Shorthand Review, March 1892 —

Indexed at Women and the typewriter at Type-Writer.org.

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  • T. Munk May 7, 2019, 2:52 am

    Lotta damn frustrated male virgins back then, I guess. 😀

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