Finally some truth on this fiction which has been used by the left for years to
create a wedge issue.Equal pay for equal work is in place. Equal
pay for unequal work is discrimination, even if it is used to demand higher pay
for women doing less skilled work, working fewer hours, or with less seniority.
This isn't news. There have been many other studies over the years that
have come to the same conclusion. Yes, ON AVERAGE men make more but when the
education, field, experience, flexibility are taken into consideration, the wage
gap disappears. In some fields, the competition for women results in a wage
premium. So is this something that needs to be "fixed"?
First, we definitely need to encourage girls to take math and science. They need
to be given the opportunity to investigate those fields but they really
can't be forced. But those who do go into these fields will have employers
falling all over themselves to get them. I have seen this first hand. The other issues is children. Unfortunately you can't be in two places at
once and as long as women continue to be our primary caretakers, job flexibility
will often be a feature women look for in a job for family reasons. This results
in less experience and often less education (even if it is in a high paying
field) and this will result in lower pay over the years. This is true for men as
Who will teach the kids to pick up their toys, wash a dish have some personal
responsibility. Blame it on the moon. That about the time that women left for
Women and men have differen't interests in laege part. When I was in high
school the AP physics class I was in was all boys. It's not that girls
weren't interested in science, the biology classes had lots of girls.
Given this it stands to reason that men and women fill different kinds of jobs
in several areas.
"But a new analysis of related data conducted by Payscale.com concludes that
unequal pay for equal work is something of a **misnomer**."The
use of the word "misnomer" in this context is incorrect, as it is in far
too many other uses.Misnomer simply means a wrong or inaccurate of a
word or name (from whence the portion "nomer" comes in Latin). The
phrase/concept, "unequal pay for equal work" is neither a word nor
name.A better term would be, "misconception", or
"mistaken idea", etc.
If so, than that is not fair. Nice editing Deseret News.