1. Re: “today there is a concern that the marketplace may not accurately reflect that, that it may be based on historical biases,” said employment attorney William Martucci,

    MAY be — but isn’t.

    Women’s advocates insist employers everywhere pay women less than men for doing exactly the same work in the exact same occupations and careers, working side-by-side with men on the same job for the same organization, working the same number of hours per week, traveling the same amount of time for work obligations, with the same exact work experience and education, with exactly the same level of productivity.

    Yet these advocates also seem to think employers’ prime modus operandi is greed. (“Corporate greed” may be one of the Left’s more salient rallying calls.) Thus they no doubt believe employers would hire only illegal immigrants for their lower labor cost if they could get away with it (many do get away with it), or would move their business to a cheap-labor country to save money, or would replace old workers with young ones for the same reason.

    So why do these same advocates think employers would NOT hire only women if, as they say, employers DO get away with paying females at a lower rate than males for the same work?

    Many of America’s most sophisticated women choose to earn less than their male counterparts:

    “Female physicians worked about 5 hours fewer per week than their male counterparts through age 54….” https://www.aamc.org/download/426242/data/ihsreportdownload.pdf?cm_mmc=AAMC-_-ScientificAffairs-_-PDF-_-ihsreport

    “In 2011, 22% of male physicians and 44% of female physicians worked less than full time, up from 7% of men and 29% of women from Cejka’s 2005 survey.” ama-assn.org/amednews/2012/03/26/bil10326.htm

    “…[O]nly 35 percent of women who have earned MBAs after getting a bachelor’s degree from a top school are working full time.” It “is not surprising that women are not showing up more often in corporations’ top ranks.” http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/why-women-are-leaving-the-workforce-in-record-numbers/

    “Compared to men, women view professional advancement as equally attainable, but less desirable” http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/09/15/1502567112.full.pdf

    “Women Dominate College Majors That Lead to Lower-Paying Work” -Harvard Business Review, April 19, 2017

    See other reasons the wage gap hasn’t closed after thousands of measures over many decades:

    “Salary Secrecy — Discrimination Against Women?” http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/salary-secrecy-discrimination-against-women/

    More and more people have become aware of the real causes of the gender wage gap. (Read the growing number of comments at the end of reports on the gap.) Thus liberals’ long-running, false wage-gap narrative has, I believe, helped hugely to create this:

    “Republicans don’t have near as big a woman problem as Democrats have a man problem.” WSJ

    And this:

    “The whole Democratic Party is now a smoking pile of rubble: In state government things are worse, if anything. The GOP now controls historical record number of governors’ mansions, including a majority of New England governorships. Tuesday’s election swapped around a few state legislative houses but left Democrats controlling a distinct minority. The same story applies further down ballot, where most elected attorneys general, insurance commissioners, secretaries of state, and so forth are Republicans.” http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/11/10/13576488/democratic-party-smoking-pile-rubble

  2. It’s easier and quicker and, frankly, lazier to assign this to a political spectrum of (R) v (D) or whatever. That is not the case. This is not a political issue. This is a numbers issue.

    For decades, the ‘ghost wage gap’ has existed, yet every time someone sets out to prove it with numbers, they fail.

    Why? Because if you work 40 hours a week as a CEO, and I work 32 hours a week as a Department Head, I’m going to make less money. Everytime.

    Men are instinctively driven by achievement, by being the best, by achieving more than their peers, by showing they can do better than everyone else. This probably traces back to prehistoric times when courting/wooing a mate, but I’m just guessing. I’m not guessing when I say it’s instinctual however.

    Women are instinctively driven by taken care of stuff. Their mate, their children, their job…this list could be a mile long. This is why so many women gravitate towards medical fields or executive assistant work. They are multi-taskers and are exponentially better at it than men. They enjoy ‘caring for’ people or things. Again, prehistoric times and all that and a guess at that. Yet, the fact it’s there isn’t.

    (Caveat: There are outliers in this arrangement…exceptions to the rule exists everywhere.)

    So now why do men make more? On average, men spend more time at the office. By statistical analysis, men have a harder drive towards goal orientation. By instinct, men aspire to achieve a single goal and with tunnel vision race towards it with almost reckless abandon.

    And why do women make less? On average, women spend less time at the office. By statistical analysis, women have just as hard a drive towards goal orientation yet do not achieve the highest levels like men because they are inherently and instinctively multitaskers. Therefore, men invest 100% of ability towards a single goal while women spend that 100% in multiple areas and therefore do not achieve the higher levels because they are working to achieve other things men aren’t at the exact same time (i.e.: no tunnel vision like men). Women also instinctively birth and care for their children, so the maternity leave or the day or two off here and there for children-related things (doctor visits, school functions, church plays, etc, etc, etc) affects the outcomes if erroneous compared if identical.

    Excluding those extremely rare outliers, this is all hard-coded into men and women. (My husband wishes he had my multi-tasking abilities.) There isn’t anything he can do to change this, and neither can I.

    The problem arises when politicians or blogs or ‘rights groups’ try to compare these two segments as identical. They aren’t. Even though the LBGTQULKABCDEFG groups want to tell you we are all the same, we aren’t. Every medical doctor will tell you that…unless he got his degree online from the University of Tasmania or something….or he’s being paid a $XXX million dollar grant from a political organization for an opinion (pay to play schemes).

    The last TRULY INDEPENDENT stats I’ve seen on this was that women make 88% of the pay compared to the men’s 100%. However, watch for that “sweeping generalization” when the discussion ends there. You’ll know they are skipping the entire book, just reading the first page of each chapter and skipping over the real meat of the manner, when they immediately move on to railing about, “Look! 88%! It’s a travesty!”. Be wary you don’t just jump to conclusions and fall into that trap, believing that them skipping most of the information and ignoring the parts that don’t help their platform. This is dishonesty.

    The end result is this — when you examine the ENTIRE book, ALL of the information on the matter, and ALL of the variables, every study has found that women work less in the workforce by about the same as the pay gap. This isn’t to say they are lazy and work less. This is to say they are more interested in birthing and raising children, more interested in ‘caring for’ those children, more involved in volunteer work in their church in ‘caring for’ the less fortunate, more interested in multiple goals than a single goal, more interested in spending less time at the office and more time with other interests. Women are just as hard a worker as men and sometimes even more so, yet their work is different. So it is disingenuous at best and dishonest at worst to say they are identical, do identical work, possess identical skills, have identical goals, and – yep you got it – have identical pay. The wage gap is a myth because women and men being the same mentally is a myth. Different wiring.

    To reinforce this point (and I’ll try to find it and post a link to it in a bit here), a study was done a few years back. The study randomly chose 13 major cities where they looked at pay of women and men in identical positions BUT WITH all of these other “different goals and skills” factors placed into the study. The study found women were paid MORE. Not by much…it was like 5-8%…but it was amazing to see that fable of ‘wage gap’ vanish when apples were truly compared to apples instead of apples to oranges.

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