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July 22nd, 2013, 15:20
Originally Posted by txa1265 View Post
Despite the progress that has been made, the playing field is far from level. Women continue to earn 77 cents for every male dollar (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2010).
I'd like to take a look at this really quickly if I might. The logic applies to the rest of your claims, but this one is easier.

In order for the numbers to have any meaning whatsoever, you have to assume that women do the exact same job in the exact same way and everything else is exactly the same. Apples to apples. OK, I wave my magic wand and your wish is granted. Everything is identical.

You now own a business. If you can get the exactly same labor done for 77 cents on the dollar, why in the hell would you pay a dollar? You'd be out of business in a heartbeat. If our assumption (apples to apples) is correct, then there wouldn't be a man working in the entire country. Every position would be filled with a woman at 77% labor rate.

Since this clearly is not the case and never has been, one can only conclude that the basic assumption (apples to apples) is bullshit. I have no idea where the differences might be (actually I do, but it doesn't matter) but there's no way around the fact that there must be some difference.

Sorry. No pearls of wisdom in this oyster.
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