Equal Means Equal By Gini Sikes Summary

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Documentary maker, investigative journalist, and author, Gini Sikes, spoke to UCF students on Thursday about workplace inequality, pregnancy discrimination, and equality laws.

As a part of the Graduate Studies Speaker Series, the College of Graduate Studies had Gini Sikes, the author of 8-Ball Chicks: A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangsters, speak to students in the Morgridge International Reading Center.

The presentation began with Sikes asking students and faculty if they thought that the constitution explicitly gave men and women equality. Some raised their hands, and Sikes replied that there is no legislation that guarantees quality of the sexes, particularly in the workplace.

“The reality is that the gender gap exists in 98.9%
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“Parking lot attendants typically make more money than child care attendants; not that we care more about our cars than our children, but it’s that one is primarily male and the other is female,” said Sikes.

Sikes earned a Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University. She has won many awards, such as a Planned Parenthood Maggie Award for exceptional media coverage of reproductive health and a Knight Fellowship for journalists from Stanford University. As a writer, her work has appeared in Vibe, Essence, The New York Times, Washington Post, Ebony, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, Travel, Leisure, and many others.

The Graduate Studies Speaker Series is being held to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of interdisciplinary graduate programs at UCF. The Speaker Series is meant to revolve around integrative concentrations at UCF by bringing influential spokespeople to campus who are using multifaceted skills to bring about positive social

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