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How would you account for the 40% less pay women receive in the Physicians and Surgeons profession?

In a previous question that I asked in regards to the Gender Wage Gap, someone gave me an answer along with this link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/01/business/20090301_WageGap.html If you'll notice, in Physicians and Surgeons, women receive 40% less pay than their male colleagues. If you take a look at this link, you'll find that it has nothing to do with sexual discrimination at all. And before you shoot down the link as bias, the quotes come from the Director of Gender and Women's studies of South Carolina University. http://www.forbes.com/2009/06/25/top-paying-jobs-forbes-woman-careers-salary-employment.html If sexual discrimination were involved with this profession, don't you think that Feminist lawyers would be having a field day with the countless medial firms around the US and Canada? you know, because sexual discrimination is illegal. Smitty, my motives don't come from anything related to "keeping me up at night." I like to encourage logical, rational and intellectual debate between people who are actually interested in the question. Considering half of the questions on here are repetitive troll questions, why don't you tell that to them.

Asked By: Don F - 9/12/2009
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Thank you for bringing this up... More
Answered By: The Big Cheese - 9/12/2009
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Simple logic can refute most of feminists bullshit. I mean if you can prove that women are being discriminated, then lawyers would be having a field day. But then again facts, logic, and reasoning have very little place in feminists arguments. Smitty: Nobody is forcing you to click on these questions.
Answered By: In a silent way - 9/12/2009
 
I don't know. What do you feel about the people who can't afford health care?
Answered By: Maxi R - 9/12/2009
 
Can we stop with these types of questions, if this really keeps you up at night like your acting, then why don't YOU do something about it, other than post this 100 times.
Answered By: Smitty - 9/12/2009
 
Interesting. Don't forget that "The New York Times" is a very liberal newspaper -- so much so, that I can't even read the dam thing anymore. I hate to admit that I prefer "The New York Post," lol -- that's why you see them claiming discrimination plays a big part... More
Answered By: Alpha Scorpii - 9/12/2009
 
Oh come on, 40 PERCENT LESS? I don't even need to look into this too know it's bullshit, or at least wildly exaggerated.
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Answered By: Sox - 9/12/2009
 
Discrimination isn't always so cut and dry. In my city most of the head surgeons and attending physicians are men. One has to question why there are so few women heading medical departments. The debate between feminists and anti-feminists would go round and round on this because of all the variables. Discrimination... More
Answered By: Dusted in Shadow - 9/12/2009
 
There is nothing funnier or more pathetic than a white woman talking about discrimination.
Answered By: Hatin' married life - 9/12/2009
 
Mr. T. are yo assuming all female doctors are white? Please explain what you mean by your comment. As for the wage gap. The men folk is probably just working harder, longer hours, and taking no pregnancy leave.
Answered By: Rodney King (official) - 9/12/2009
 
Having read your interesting forbes link, it is clear that the pay gap is because women make different choices to men. It is not a surprise to me, since I have already read about this.
Answered By: Louise C - 9/12/2009
 
In the US, there is a great disparity in income between physicians in primary care fields like family medicine, peds or internal medicine as compared with specialists or surgeons. Women tend to prefer primary care specialties because the training is shorter and the lifestyle is easier than that of other specialties... More
Answered By: R. Gaspari - 9/12/2009
 
And both news articles didn't ask the question "how many hours where worked?". Seek the answer to that question and the wage gap is partly explained.
Answered By: Kris W - 9/13/2009
 
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