Originally posted by @wajoma
Shavalisa: "Obviously you didn’t do too much research into the matter."
It's number from the OP, it's a number from the post you were replying to. Uzless expressed doubt at the number and the reporting, do you think it is a good number? It seems to me that it is Uzless saying (paraphrasing) 'do some research', to which you're replying 'do some res ...[text shortened]... ermint is better, we need more goobermint, goobermint is doing a great job, if only we had more.
Dude, I looked at the general gist of his post. And automatically saw that there were three wrongs in it, because it’s well documented that:
- women (non-white males) hardly ever get top positions
- women (non-white males) with the same education as men get paid less.
- women (non-white males) with exactly the same job earn less that white males.
So, lazily (because A: I can’t be arsed and B: we’ve been over it a hundred times) I googled it and linked the first answer I found (although, truth be told, it could have been the third, fourth or tenth... I just randomly picked one the mouse was hovering over).
It’s like when answering flat-Earthers... why waste time arguing? But society has an obligation to correct misinformation. It’s a balance and I called it.
As for the discrepancy: ONLY 1-4%... See the first summary of this post.
So, not only do women have less chance of the same job, not only are they paid less for the same educational level... when they do get exactly the same job, they are paid less than men.
So... ergo... THERE IS A BLOODY GENDER-GAP WHEN IT COMES TO WAGES.
So, I’m completely justified in not spending too much time in answering the load of bollocks in the OP.