BarTender: Talk with anyone who works in payroll and you will know the gender pay gap is real.
I work with several large HR teams and have discussed this very issue at great length. Their conclusions: no pay gap for the same or very similar roles and experience.
Interesting, speaking with someone who works at the coal face who noticed that with similar skills the starting salaries tended to be lower for women. Often because the men who went for similar roles asked for more and got it. So perhaps it's the fault of women for not demanding more pay?
I think if there was more transparency on what people earn then there would be less to argue about. However strangely enough people get very worked about what they earn.
I thought the Midwives vs Prison officers argument last year was a pretty fair argument about disparate jobs in male vs female dominated areas.
Just maybe the women need to ask for more as well then. Instead of just accepting what they offered, and then saying there's a male enforced gender pay gap, and expecting that (perceived gap) needs to be corrected simply because they're *female*.
As to the 'argument' that a 'female dominated' profession should have equality of pay to a 'male dominated' profession irrespective of how different the actual professions are is the perfect example of how irrelevant feminism has become today for women.
Why do women need to justify the pay they should receive in their profession based on what men get? Why not just ask for what they believe they should be paid because of what *they* do. You know like men do and have always had to do. After all the pay you get shouldn't be based on what sex you are should it.
They should not need to ask for the same, it should never be an issue. Gender should have no bearing on employment.
That's what I say. (reread my post)
Women and 'womens advocates' should stop making it a ' gender issue' and ask for what they're actually worth to their employer.
Using the ' false argument' that men get paid more just because they're male and part of the privileged patriarchy' *is* making it a gender issue, and it's whole basis of the 'gender pay gap'. (Shouldn't have to tell you that)
We end up with stupid things like professional female tennis players getting the same prize money as men but only having to 'play' two thirds of the tennis match men have to play for their 'equal pay'. Or that nurses should get paid the same as policemen.