To begin with:
About me, I am an English Engineering Student who considers them self a feminist, I have a sister I very much love and very good female friends who deserve every thing I get opportunity wise in life. However I think a large branch of feminists work against men rather than with men, which is why I am very fond of the He For She Campaign.
Men and Women are Different
Repeatedly, throughout modern day society we are confusing equality of the genders with a thought that genders are the same, its simply not true. A goal keeper is of equal importance to a striker, however completely different. This is in our DNA, it's evolutionary. People who argue against this fact will usually say in their next line that men are trash or pigs. Now to understand the statistics that come up the way averages work that the mass body of data is in the middle and doesn't effect the overall results. However the extremes sway the data, in this case on the extremes you have women who want to raise family and still have a job but not pursue it, and on the other side you have men who want nothing more then to strive in there job and forget everything else. Are there exceptions? Yes. Are there many? No. Is this okay? Yes. It says nothing about opportunity, simply what people choose to do.
The Free Market
The free market argues and proves that if you have a certain workforce who are equally skilled but you can get away with paying less they would have all the jobs. Companies would be only hiring women should this be the case. An example of this is in England with Eastern Europeans and In America with Latinos. They do a lot of the same jobs with the same skills but for a lot cheaper, so they get all the jobs. This is not happening for females in the job market. Why? Because gender doesn't matter when it comes to pay. To sum up this point the free market doesn't allow for women to be paid less for the same job.
Why men have higher positions
This is one thing I do think there is a current issue. Old white men have the majority of CEO jobs and high board jobs, is simply because these things take time. It's only really been in the last generation that women have been added to the main workforce. this goes back to evolution and its a damn shame we took so long to adjust to the agricultural revolution and moving up the Demographic Transition Model. But these men will die, this old trend will die, this is simply the dying corpse of a sexist past. Sadly there's no solution but time for this, we can't take the positions or steal them. But you reading this as a female are the generation that gets to change this. The decent humans of this world are supporting you.
Firstly like in all situations I'm sure there are sexist employers, but it's so few to the point it's probably not far off the discrimination I receive as a white straight male (white devil, am I right). But as feminists let's not cry about such a mediocre issue. Let's support our females of sexual assault, let's support our sisters in the middle east who are owned by their males. We as a group far too often go after the easy targets while ignoring a women who down the road is forced to wear a hijab.
Thanks for reading. Please comment below your views and please do tell me how I have no right to have an opinion as I'm a white devil.