Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Pay Gap Mythology even Presidents of the USA promote

Here are some links on the Pay Gap Myth  This mythology produced by Feminists is designed to appeal to gullible people everywhere, and in particular, chivalrous people in positions of power.  Obama is one of the apparent believers and is pandering to his left wing including union base.  Does Obama pay his women employees less in the White House or in the government public service? Not likely but he is a politician and a mangina.  He should read his own studies as follows.

The gap boils down to personal choices by men and women.  I like to cite the difference in pay between Male and female Doctors in Canada. Female Doctors make less. Do you know why?  Its because they work fewer hours.  Pretty simple math and clearly shows they prioritize their lives differently.  Its choice not oppression or collusion by the Patriarchy.

The pay gap is probably the most widely-cited example of supposed disadvantages faced by women today. It is also totally misleading, as it is only a snapshot of average yearly full-time incomes that does not account for overtime (about 90% male), type of work, or other non-discriminatory, voluntary factors. The Department of Labor (USA) recently funded a study that proved this and found the pay gap is caused by choices, not discrimination.
http://www.consad.com/content/reports/Gender%20Wage%20Gap%20Final%20Report.pdf
 
Equal pay statistics are bogus because they don't compare like with like
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/vickiwoods/7957186/Sorry-ladies-Im-not-worried-about-wage-gaps.html
 
Fair Pay Isnt Always Equal Pay, Christina Hoff Sommers
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/22/opinion/22Sommers.html?_r=1&hp
 
Female U.S. corporate directors out-earn men: study
http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN0752118220071107?feedType=R
 
Female CEOs out earned men in 2009.
http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=10630664
 
Women between ages 21 and 30 working full-time made 117% of men’s wages.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/03/nyregion/03women.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
 
In the book Why Men Earn More” by Warren Farrell, Ph.D., examined 25 career/life choices men and women make (hours, commute times, etc.) that lead to men earning more and women having more balanced lives, and that showed how men in surveys prioritize money while women prioritize flexibility, shorter hours, shorter commutes, less physical risk and other factors conducive to their choice to be primary parents, an option men still largely don't have. That is why never-married childless women out earn their male counterparts, and female corporate directors now out earn their male counterparts.
http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN0752118220071107?feedTy�
 
Farrell also lists dozens of careers, including fields of science, where women outearn men.
Women simply have more options than men to be primary parents, and many of them exercise that option rather than work long, stressful hours. That is why 57% of female graduates of Stanford and Harvard left the workforce within 15 years of entry into the workforce.
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/BUSINESS/03/15/optout.revolution/
 
This is an option few men have (try being a single male and telling women on the first date that you want to stay home).
 
Blaming men for women's choices is unfair. In fact research shows most men have no problem with their wives out earning them.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23413243
 
Research also shows most working dads would quit or take a pay cut to spend more time with kids if their spouses could support the family.
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/Careers/06/13/dads.work/index.html
 
Research also shows that parents share workloads more when mothers allow men to be primary parents.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-05-04-equal-parenting_N.htm
 
ABC News: Is the Wage Gap Women's Choice? Research Suggests Career Decisions, Not Sex Bias, Are at Root of Pay Disparity.
http://abcnews.go.com/2020/GiveMeABreak/story?id=797045&page=1&CMP=OTC-R

 

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