Originally posted by vivify
But he makes a valid point. I'm really not into posting YouTube links very often, but he articulates some ideas I've had on this pretty well.
i went to the link he provided. rambling but one line stood out:
"My own theory, completely unsubstantiated by any studies or research"
Among the rambling, two ideas stood out.
"Women make up about 51% of the workforce, according to the US Department of Labor1. So either companies don't want to save 23% on their wages, or the "77%" wage gap number is bull****, because both can't be true."
the companies do save 23% on salaries, they pay their women employees less. the notion that companies could only hire women is ludicrous.
and the following is spread through many paragraphs so i am paraphrasing what i THINK he meant:
jobs with fewer responsibilities are more attractive to women.
this again is beside the point as the issue here is not (yet) how women don't get into leadership positions as often as men but how a woman, on an identical position as a man, makes less than him, is promoted less than him.
oh one last thing: quotes a psych study from which he concludes that basically women are cra*py negotiators and it's their fault they aren't paid as much as men. which is another admission from him that yes, women make less.