Granted the troll made a broad brush statement, but let's focus on the feminazi aspect, shall we?“There Is No Male-Female Wage Gap”
Carrie Lukas, “Opinion,” The Wall Street Journal online, April 12, 2011.A study of single, childless urban workers between the ages of 22 and 30 found that women earned 8% more than men.
Tuesday is Equal Pay Day — so dubbed by the National Committee for Pay Equity,
which represents feminist groups including the National Organization of Women, Feminist
Majority, the National Council of Women’s Organizations and others. The day falls
on April 12 because, according to feminist logic, women have to work that far into a calendar
year before they earn what men earned the year before.
In years past, feminist leaders marked the occasion by rallying outside the U.S. Capitol
to decry the pernicious wage gap and call for government action to address systematic
discrimination against women. This year will be relatively quiet. Perhaps feminists feel
awkward protesting a liberal-dominated government — or perhaps they know that the
recent economic downturn has exposed as ridiculous their claims that our economy is
ruled by a sexist patriarchy.
The unemployment rate is considerably higher among men than among women. The
Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 9.3% of men over the age of 16 are currently out
of work. The figure for women is 8.3%. Unemployment fell for both sexes over the past
year, but labor force participation (the percentage of working age people employed) also
dropped. The participation rate fell more among men ( to 70.4% today from 72.4% in
March 2010) than women (to 58.3% from 58.8%). That means much of the improvement
in unemployment numbers comes from discouraged workers—particularly male
ones—giving up their job searches entirely.
Men have been hit harder by this recession because they tend to work in fields like construction,
manufacturing and trucking, which are disproportionately affected by bad
economic conditions. Women cluster in more insulated occupations, such as teaching,
health care and service industries.
Yet if you can accept that the job choices of men and women lead to different unemployment
rates, then you shouldn’t be surprised by other differences—like differences in average
Feminist hand-wringing about the wage gap relies on the assumption that the differences
in average earnings stem from discrimination. Thus the mantra that women make
only 77% of what men earn for equal work. But even a cursory review of the data proves
this assumption false.
The Department of Labor’s Time Use survey shows that full-time working women spend
an average of 8.01 hours per day on the job, compared to the 8.75 hours for full-time
working men. One would expect that someone who works 9% more would also earn
more. This one fact alone accounts for more than a third of the wage gap.
A short second page at the link.http://emp.byui.edu/MarrottR/101_Female%20Wage%20Gap_Lukas-WSJ.pdf