The mystical wage gap.

upworthy.com is the most sexist, feminist, politically correct BLAH out there! Read this article on the wage gape.

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.

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2 thoughts on “The mystical wage gap.

  1. Pingback: Links to supporting articles and other random blog entries that I have made on this topic! | the secular traditionalist

  2. there’s always been gender-based pay discrimination in the workplace; it’s just the absolute opposite of what most people believe. The fact is, women get paid the same for LESS work due to gender discrimination. In some cases, women also get paid MORE than men for the same amount of work.

    I’ll give you the holy grail of examples. Male and female tennis players receive equal prize money in grand slam tournaments, despite the fact that men play best of five set matches while women play best of three.

    Now imagine this commonplace scenario in a grand slam final: two male players duke it out over a five set match, while the women’s final goes for its maximum three sets. This means the women have played only three-fifths the amount of tennis that the men have played (60%). And the prize money is equal…

    PROFESSIONAL FEMALE ATHLETES GET PAID THE SAME AMOUNT AS MALE ATHLETES FOR DOING ONLY 60% OF THE WORK THEY DO! WHY AREN’T THE FEMINISTS COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS! WHAT HAPPENED TO EQUAL PAY? AND IT DOESN’T END THERE. IMAGINE A FEMALE PLAYER WINNING IN STRAIGHT SETS (2 SETS) AND THE MEN PLAYING FIVE SETS. THE FEMALE PLAYERS STILL GET THE SAME PRIZE MONEY, DESPITE PLAYING JUST 40% OF THE TENNIS THE MEN HAVE PLAYED!

    In the 2012 Australian Open, Victoria Azarenka received $2.3 million for winning the women’s singles title. In doing so she played a total of just 15 GAMES in 7 tennis matches.

    The men’s 2012 Australian Open champion was Novak Djokovic, who also received $2.3 million but played 55 GAMES in 7 tennis matches.

    These kind of disparities are an outrage. Male players are clearly working harder than the women and therefore deserve more money. This is also disenfranchising for the crowds who pay to watch these events because it will artificially inflate ticket prices as female athletes are being paid a disproportionately large sum of prize money (compared to male athletes) in relation to to the amount of revenue that they are actually generating for tournament organisers.

    Now obviously the above is only a specific example in a professional sport. BUT I assure you that this same principle (women getting paid more for the same amount of work, or the same for LESS work) is actually apparent in MANY PROFESSIONS AND MANY FIELDS. Other fields where I have been exposed to this FIRST HAND are the police force and the military.

    The whole concept of men being paid more is nothing but a feminist fairy tale.

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