The Left promotes the idea that women earn less than men overall, so therefore society must still be anti-woman and we must therefore DO something to fix it. The “something” always involves shoveling more money and more power at Democrats.
In 2009, the Department of Labor studied the issue in real detail and learned that the REAL reasons behind the wage gap have nothing to do with society and everything to do with the fact that individual men and women choose different career paths.
- More men choose higher paying fields such as engineering.
- More women choose modest paying fields such as health care.
- More men choose jobs that pay more because of the danger involved.
- More men are willing to work overtime, evenings and weekends.
- Men tend to stay in jobs longer, increasing their seniority and income.
- Women are more likely to interrupt their careers to raise children.
But the real nail in the coffin of the Lefties’ Waaaaaaaahmbulance chasing Women Need Gummint Help argument is this … unmarried women who have never had a child EARN MORE THAN THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS.
The reason for this is that, for many years now, MORE than half of all college graduates have been WOMEN.
Today’s American women are not helpless princesses trapped in imaginary towers by an evil chauvinistic society and we do not expect, need or want to be rescued from the imaginary dragon of “anti-woman discrimination.”