Abstract 7, Volume 11, Number 2, Summer 2016

Informing the Bent Golden Rule or Reforming It – The Platinum Rule

Lois M. Christensen

Anaiza Medina

University of Alabama Birmingham

Title IX and The Lilly Ledbetter (Fair Pay Act, 2009), an extension of the Civil Rights Act, have not changed the fact that women in academia are paid 78% less than males in the professoriate while sometimes experiencing subjugation and oppression.  This context is juxtaposed with the Golden Rule and Platinum Rule as nudged by a mentor and mentee relationship between a professor and undergraduate, young female honor student.  How does this constant social convention toward women academics effect matriculated university students?

Key words:  Golden Rule, Platinum Rule, Women’s Issues, mentor, diversity, civil rights

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