Why don’t women deserve equal pay for equal work?

This is part 22 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for Townhall.com: here, and here.


22. Why don’t women deserve equal pay for equal work?

Women do deserve equal pay for equal work, and they already get it. The liberal myth that women don’t get equal pay has been debunked, but the debunking doesn’t earn Democrat votes, so they perpetuate the lie.

PragerU has produced a short video explaining this called There Is No Gender Wage Gap

Is there a gender wage gap? Are women paid less than men to do the same work? Christina Hoff Sommers, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, explains the data.

If you take all men and all women and compare wages, men make more than women. But when you start to look at the reasons why, you find a different story than what the liberal media likes to portray. Basically, they make less because of choices, not because of discrimination.

In jobs that don’t require college degrees, men head towards “dirty” jobs such as construction, plumbing, electrical work, etc. These jobs pay well, but women make up a small percentage. They tend to take “cleaner” jobs like waitressing and office clerks. I’m not saying that one is man’s work and one is woman’s work, I’m just saying that’s where they have a tendency to go.

In jobs that require a college education, again women seem to take the “caring” jobs, while men take the “STEM” jobs.

Women tend to take more time off, and I don’t mean vacation. I mean leaves of absence for things like raising children. As much as liberal women probably won’t like this, women tend to be more nurturing, and after giving birth to a human being tend to want to be with it in its formative years. And there’s nothing wrong with that. The thing is, it comes with a wage drop.

Women, who don’t take time off, have a tendency to make more than men.

The bottom line is the wage gap is due to choices, not sexism.

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