Hey, everyone! Just because I am tired of hearing people on G@G preaching the "Gender Pay Gap" I decided I would make a little article disproving it for anyone and everyone to refer to should a feminist bring it up.
Without further ado, let's get into it!
What is the Gender Pay Gap?
The gender pay gap is the difference between women’s and men’s average weekly full-time equivalent earnings, expressed as a percentage of men’s earnings.
Let's take a look at that "definition" shall we?
The first thing we need to look at is the wording "average weekly full-time equivalent earnings" what does that mean? It means that it's the calculation of the average earnings between men and women. Now you might think the definition lines up with the feminist definition, but it doesn't. By that I mean, feminists see that as "the dollars men make per hour vs women" when in reality it means "The total amount of money that men make versus the amount of money that women make" it's a comparison of total gross wages/salaries not the dollar per hour.
Why is the "Gender Pay Gap" Wrong?
Well, first things first, it's a study that shows the average earnings of men to women. It doesn't account for key factors such as:
Basically, it's not proving that men are paid more than women on the dollar but that men make more money overall. A dollar on a man's paycheck is worth the same amount as a dollar on a woman's paycheck. Gender-based pay bias is impossible to have as it is a federal law in mostly all first-world countries that men and women be paid equally.
Here are some examples:
United States: https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/epa.cfm
United Kingdom: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents
Those are just a few prime examples.
Basically, why should an open heart surgeon be paid as much as a social worker? That is, of course, a vague example but is definitely a good example.
Can you disprove it with easy logic?
Yes, I definitely can!
If a company can pay women less than men, why hire men at all? They can just hire all women and enjoy a HUGE market advantage! So, if it were true, all companies are completely stupid in their hiring processes! Here's proof of what I say.
Walmart makes roughly 118,179.00 US Dollars every three months in MILLIONS. Making it roughly 486 BILLION dollars at the end of every fiscal year according to the Walmart yearly financial reports. Walmart spends roughly 25,576.00 million dollars every three months on Selling/General/Administration. So that would mean a rough estimate could be made that good old Wally World spends over 15 million dollars every three months on its employees in the US. That is, of course, an estimate by me as they don't have the actual expenses on labour public (that I could find). If anybody finds the actual number I will put it in here, but I couldn't find it after searching through as many documents, PDFs and financial reports as I could find.
So if we estimate that Wally World spends 15 million dollars on employees and have an equal number of men to women employed they spend 8 million on men and 7 million on women if the gender pay gap were to exist. So why not fire all the men and enjoy a cool 8 million in savings on labour costs every three months?
They don't because, in reality, they spend 7.5 million on men and 7.5 million on women. They spend an equal amount on men to women. Well, to be fair they probably spend more on women because they hire more women than men, but that's beside the point.
The point is if a huge money hungry company like Walmart could enjoy a huge amount of savings by hiring all women because they can be paid less, why don't they? Because men and women are paid the same. If they fired all of the men they would be enjoying a market advantage sure, but they would get the same market advantage if they dropped all the women. So there's no point.
In short, the pay gap is bullsh*t. If a feminist pulls the "Men are paid more than women" card send her here.
Just as a little note, I realise this may not be the best-written thing I've ever supplied to G@G and please let me know of any citations I need to make and I will make them. Thanks!
Anywho, thanks for reading!