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Why do some people like the gender wage gap in the US? Don't they want men and women to be paid fairly?

Most US men and women are married, and many have children. Why wouldn't a man or woman want both partners to be paid fairly, so they could more easily support their family? Why wouldn't single men and women want to be paid fairly for their work? Instead of making excuses for it, why aren't non-feminists and anti-feminists working towards finding a solution for the gender wage gap? Why do some people like the gender wage gap in the US? Don't they want men and women to be paid fairly? Hmm, I was hoping for some solutions to the gender wage gap as well. So far I believe the answers are: 1) The gender wage gap doesn't exist 2) The gender wage gap is ok with you, for various reasons 3) If the gender wage gap is true, the 1963 Pay Equity Act can be used to sue for wages, though it rarely is used 4) The gender wage gap is true and is difficult for men and women to talk about, and therefore not much is done about it btw: I don't think the gender wage gap is a conspiracy of any kind. I don't think sexual harassment is a conspiracy in our daily work life either, but it does happen to some *men* and some *women*. fyi: You might want to google "walmart sex discrimination":1.6 million women are now suing walmart for gender wage discrimination. It's the largest gender discrimination suit in US history. We've come a long way.

Asked By: edith clarke - 7/9/2007
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LMAO. Awesome. It's because ... "Oppression is a social phenomenon that happens between different groups in a society; it is a system of social inequality through which one group is positioned to dominate and _benefit from_ the exploitation and subordination of another" (Allan Johnson, "Patriarchy," my emphasis). The... More
Answered By: allegra - 7/9/2007
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Because there isn't a significant wage gap. lol
Answered By: . - 7/9/2007
 
Most people feel it's only fair if men and women have the same options (choices) for work. And they do... More
Answered By: steve_sider98 - 7/9/2007
 
What gap? In which jobs?
Answered By: Mark - 7/9/2007
 
This is number 1,063 on GWBs "TO DO" list. From what I hear, they're still on #3, which is establishing a Democracy in Iraq. Hang in there!
Answered By: Mr. Pickles - 7/9/2007
 
I believe the wage gap is women make 70 cents to every dollar a male makes... More
Answered By: kcbf - 7/9/2007
 
The "Wage Gap" is a trick of statistics. The actual gap when all other factors are considered is statiscially insignificant. Besides, the Equal Pay Act has been law in the US since 1963. If there really is unequal pay in any company, the company can be sued. It happens, but not often.
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Answered By: Rob B - 7/9/2007
 
The gender gap is a fallacy. It's very rare for men and women who are doing equal jobs to be paid significantly different wages. When they calculate the "wage gap" they are not comparing similar jobs. They are including all jobs and wages. The fact is, there are more women who work lower paying jobs that men simply... More
Answered By: Michael b - 7/9/2007
 
This has been studied extensively. You should read Suze Orman and Walter Williams if you want to find out the reasons rather than continue to think it is some kind of male conspiracy... More
Answered By: Jeffrey P - 7/9/2007
 
Ah, interesting question, but please do remember that this does take into consideration of women who are housewives and also an educations standpoint. Higher education seems to lean more towards men obtaining college and post-graduate degrees. It isn't that women get less money because they are a woman. A competitive... More
Answered By: Anthony G - 7/9/2007
 
It seems like a lot of the people on here don't realize it, but the current statistic, 79cents to the man's dollar, is based on men and women in the exact same position with the *exact same education/experience... More
Answered By: Nisha - 7/9/2007
 
The wage gap exists. It is mainly between childless women and mothers, however. Women make 98% of what all men make IF they remain childless. (source - Independent Women's Forum) Of course, this shows that men can have children and it doesn't affect their pay. If women live lives like men do, they can pretty much... More
Answered By: ♥Ĵunỉþ€я♀ - 7/10/2007
 
93% of workplace fatalities are men. When that statistic is equal then we can discuss making any perceived wage gap equal.
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