Sex Roles (2016) 74:268–270 DOI 10.1007/s11199-016-0578-1 BOOK REVIEW Disrupting the Culture of Silence: Confronting Gender Inequality and Making Change in Higher Education. Edited by Kristine De Welde and Andi Stepnick, Sterling, VA, Stylus Publishing, 2015. 373 pp. $34.95 (paperback) ISBN: 978-1-62036-218-1 Kristen Renwick Monroe Published online: 30 January 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016 Although frequently considered the ultimate bastion of liber- lower than in the more highly-paid fields such as STEM (sci- alism, academia in the United States remains plagued with ence, technology, engineering, and math). Lower pay as a inequalities (Buckley 1951). Shining a spotlight on this dirty result of this horizontal segregation is not the full picture how- little secret, revealing how specific inequities operate, and ever, and the evidence is now overwhelming that women’s salaries are lower-paying than their cohorts in all disciplines offering solutions to them are the subjects of this superb vol- ume edited by Kristine DeWalde and Andi Stepnick. Al- (p. 8). The authors cite 2010 AAUP (American Association of though their focus is on gender inequality within the United University Professors) data suggesting that whereas women States, attention is also given to the situation of minorities who earn 95.9 %
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