Women earn XX cents for every dollar men earn. If I were a company I would only hire women then!
The truth about the wag gap is summed up in this video.
In short it says that men earn more because they make different choices. Even in the same exact profession as women .. men and women make different choices.
Men are more likely to work horrible shifts/ late-night shifts etc.
Men are more likely to work overtime on a regular basis,
Men are more likely to choose jobs that are very far away from where they live,
men are more likely to be okay with travelling very often for work,
Men who start businesses are more likely to name profit as their number one goal, while women are more likely to start businesses so that she can maintain a work-life balance or something like that.
And the list goes on…
The point is that there are real valid and normal reasons why men are earning more. And it has nothing to do with women being oppressed or not being valued equally. And furthermore, in my opinion, it is a positive statistic because it shows that women still value family life and spending time with their kids above making money.