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You are making sense and I see this all the time. Women who have always made less than their male counterparts will have trouble asking for more, for fair or equal pay. (It's a good wage for a woman)!! Bleck.
Originally posted by 1234567:[b]What are you doing here? I want you to prove to ME that as a woman I am not discriminated against on the job! And I don't mean using YOUR personal opinions. Find concrete evidence please. [/b]
You may very well have been discriminated against because you are a woman. There would be no basis for me to challenge your personal experience. Besides, as a general proposition, I’ve already conceded that gender discrimination exists.
Originally posted by 1234567:[b]YOu will never get it. The law of human nature is that those in power will fight to the death before they give up power, men have the power and you are a perfect example of one fighting to keep it.[/b]
I will never “get it” that gender pay inequality is strictly a matter of gender discrimination? No. I guess I won’t.
A 2005 report issued by the [url=http://www.aauw.org/research/paygapperceptions_April05.pdf]American Association of University Women[/url] cited a research study that indicated [b][i]“20 percent of the pay gap is “unexplained” and hence could be attributed to discrimination (or other factors not included in their analysis)”[/b][/i]. In other words, at least 80% of the pay inequality gap was due to factors other than discrimination, including [b][i]“Of the many factors that account for the differences in earnings between men and women, our model indicates that work patterns are key. Specifically, women have fewer years of work experience, work fewer hours per year, are less likely to work a full-time schedule, and leave the labor force for longer periods of time than [do] men.”[/b][/i] While the AAUW report initially looks like a summary of opinion polls, the interesting part of the report is the report’s discussion of economists’ analyses of the issue.
Gender pay inequality can largely be explained by measurable factors (years of work experience, education level, etc.). But, the analysis is complex because there are so many variables that can cause the disparity. Gender discrimination, according to the AAUW “may” play a relatively small role in causing that disparity.
What’s the good news? In 1970, women earned 60% of what men earned. Today, that gap has already been cut in half. Obviously, there is a lot of progress that needs to occur. Trying to take an honest and open look at the causes of that pay gap is necessary in order to find further solutions to reducing that gap.
"there, there dear"
Originally posted by 1234567:[b]"there, there dear"[/b]
Well, you asked for something other than my opinion, no?