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HRM CA | 22 Apr 2015, 08:00 AM Agree 0
The onus is usually on employers to close the gender wage gap but now one shopkeeper is taking things into her own hands.
  • Male Matters | 22 Apr 2015, 01:16 PM Agree 0
    To see how absurd this is:

    "Salary Secrecy — Discrimination Against Women?" http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/salary-secrecy-discrimination-against-women/
  • polmki | 22 Jul 2015, 01:35 PM Agree 0
    If women want to earn as much as men why don't they trying working as hard as men do?
  • J | 22 Jul 2015, 04:10 PM Agree 0
    Why is this wage gap myth still be reported on? It has been thoroughly debunked by economists. You cannot take yearly or weekly averages for all men and all women and then say that women are paid less than men on an individual basis. Averages need to be examined very carefully for the truth they hide. It is also important to consider that due to our society's insistence that men are bad father's and emotionally stunted, it is expected that women still take care of children. As such, women tend to take more stable, lower risk jobs. In the same vein, men work more hours, on average, than women. This explains the majority of the wage gap. There is another 4% (or 4 cents on the dollar) that is unaccounted for after taking into consideration choices. So that's the real page gap. Not 36 cents to the dollar.


    People, regardless of their gender, then to make informed choices about their career options. If women getting paid, on average, less than men is an issue, then let them know where they can make more money. If they still choose to take lower paying degrees and jobs, then that's their choice. Unless you think women are stupid and can't think for themselves. Then by all means step in and force them into certain careers or to work longer hours and spend less time with their children.
  • Bob | 22 Jul 2015, 09:28 PM Agree 0
    Stop spreading the wage gap myth, please.
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