This week, we talk with Yasemin Besen-Cassino from Montclair State University about gender and early work experiences. Yasemin is the author of a new book: The Cost of Being a Girl: Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap from Temple University Press. We also discuss partisanship and the study of poverty, Moon Pie, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Cornell West, wanting to see bad movies, and banned words at the Department of Health and Human Services
Besen-Cassino is a Professor of Sociology and Distinguished Scholar. Currently she is serving as the Book Review Editor of Gender & Society. Besen-Cassino received her Ph.D. In Sociology from State University of New York in Stony Brook in 2005. During her time at Stony Brook, she worked as the Managing Editor of Men and Masculinities ( editor: Michael Kimmel) published by Sage. Her research focuses on work, gender and youth.