Utah Women have lowest Grad School Rates in the Nation

Here is the latest sad stats for Utah Women

http://uvu.edu/wep/

In a nutshell, the average Utah Women will work 30 years in her life but she will work in the lowest paying professions.

To quote my other favorite blog lookilulu written a former BYU Alum now feminist Attorney Jill Bowman http://blog.lookilulu.com/

"Young women in Utah still don’t seem to understand that if they got more education and training they could actually work fewer hours and spend more time with their children than the Utah Labor Department’s statistics show they do now."

Its a travisty for everyone when you dont get to realize an actual career that you can do for 30+ years that is financially lucrative as well.

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Comment by MikeUtah on June 9, 2010 at 11:16pm
I heard this on the radio and unfortunately wasn't surprised by it. Most LDS women go to college for one degree only, the Mrs Degree. Sad waste of education money and brains perpetuated by the Mormon Myth.
Comment by Dr DJ Williams on June 12, 2010 at 11:55pm
I'm not surprised by this either. It's unfortunate.
Comment by Beth P on July 5, 2010 at 9:12am
As the mother of 5 daughters and a former member of the mormon wives club, whose Elder's Quorum President husband DID wake up one day and said he no longer loved me... this one hits home for me! I am doing what I can to make sure that all my girls follow in your footsteps Annie - the first one is on her way there, now...
Comment by Vasalissa on July 5, 2010 at 9:30am
This one hits home to me, too. I got married at 18(my mother was *sure* the Second Coming was right around the corner, and I wanted a family more then anything, so I disobeyed her and took my chances). I had my oldest at 21, and dropped out of school for a number of health reasons.

It's painful to me that there are so many things I wanted to do that I haven't been able to, as much as I love my children. It's hard to have financial problems and know that the best job I can get to help the situation is food service/waitressing, which won't even cover the cost of childcare most places we've lived(fun fact: in Utah, by law, servers make $2.13/hour). At this point, the best way I can help our household is by being super-frugal. I make bread, meals from scratch, stock, etc, etc. Hard to do, but even harder when living with people who won't go along with it.
Comment by Miss O on July 17, 2010 at 10:23am
Vasalissa,
When we lived in UT I always tipped a lot extra bcuz of that law. That is a lame law!
Comment by Basketball Junkie on July 29, 2010 at 10:52pm
Actually, most states pay $2.13. It doesn't really have anything to do with Utah. It is also against the law for an employer to fail to make up the difference between the federal minimum wage and actual wages earned via tips in the event that the server's hourly wage for X work week doesn't average out to at least the federal minimum wage.

Tips are merely subsidies for business owners and should be done away with in my opinion.
Comment by california watcher on November 11, 2010 at 12:16pm
I'm way late on this, but I just wanted to add that over the decades, I've been pleased to see the increasing number of women announcing important jobs and promotions in the BYU alumni magazine. Despite the indoctrination, there appear to be a fair number joining law firms, becoming CPAs, publishing books, etc. Granted, they probably aren't in Utah, but progress is progress.

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