privilegedlittlecunt said:#your argument is invalid its not hard to do basic research on these things #fucking anti feminists #like what the fuck #btw your blog is shit #go fuck yourself #asswipe #Christ you are the ultimate fuckboi
There is nothing more misogynistic than wanting the wage gap to be real so badly that you deny all forms of proof of its inexistence, still claim that outdated and disproved theories of the wage gap are factual, and cling to the completely illogical phrase “murder is illegal” to somehow paint the Equal Pay Act of 1963 as irrelevant.
But, basic research you say? Don’t mind if I do!
Men do not get paid more than women.
The Census Bureau wage statistics calculated the average income of men and women in the United States. There were no limitations on the incomes that were involved in the calculations, they literally lumped together all the incomes they had on record and calculated the average.
Now this is how the average is calculated… all of the salaries are added together. Then the sum of those amounts are divided by how many salaries were added together.
"Oh, but the sum of the female salaries were obviously lower than the male salaries!"
Yup, but that’s not because women are paid less. That’s because statistically, men are more likely to pick higher paying jobs than women.
The most lucrative jobs are petroleum engineering (87% male), pharmacy pharmaceutical sciences and administration (48% male), mathematics and computer science (67% male), aerospace engineering (88% male), chemical engineering (72% male), electrical engineering (89% male), naval architecture and marine engineering (97% male), mechanical engineering (90% male), metallurgical engineering (83% male), and mining and mineral engineering (90% male).
These are all jobs that men dominate.
Inversely, the least lucrative jobs are counseling psychology (74% female), early childhood education (97% female), theology and religious vocations (34% female), human services and community organization (81% female), human services and community organization (81% female), social work (88% female), drama and theater arts (60% female), studio arts (66% female), communication disorders sciences and services (94% female), visual and performing arts (77% female), and health and medical preparatory programs (55% female).
And no, it’s not because women aren’t “allowed” to get the higher paying jobs. It’s because men are more inclined to choose the high paying jobs. Women’s personalities make them more “predisposed” to pick jobs that happen to pay less than others that men are more “predisposed” to pursue. Doesn’t mean that women don’t exist in the remunerative fields… just means that they are less common because less women are trying to go into these fields. It has nothing to do with sexism, but has everything to do with how male and female personalities differ.
Also, here’s an interesting little factoid. Some women are less likely to even try to join a workplace that is in a male dominated field. Be it they are discouraged or intimidated, the fact of the matter is that women won’t jump at the opportunity to enter these fields.
Not only that, but men are more likely to choose dangerous jobs, such as aircraft pilots, truck drivers, garbage collectors, physical labor jobs like roofers and construction laborers, iron/steel workers, farmers, fishers, loggers, ranchers, and industrial machinery installation/repair.
These are all “male dominated fields.” The amount of workplace fatalities is over nine times higher for men than it is for women (5.5 per 100,000 men, 0.6 per 100,000 women). 4,021 men and 319 women died in workplace injuries in 2009. Men do this for a number of reasons, such as the fact that they are natural risk takers.
Women are statistically more interested in starting a family, so they leave their careers to focus on the family. That’s not a bad thing, it’s just something that women are more “biologically” inclined to do.
Men also are more likely to work longer hours. Men, on average, work 40+ hours per week while women, on average, work 35-39 hours per week. Not only does this make men more likely to be promoted (a company owner will be more inclined to choose an employee who jumps at the opportunity to work overtime for a promotion or pay raise).
So what have we learned so far?
- The Census Bureau statistics took the salaries of men and women and calculated the mean salary per gender, but didn’t take the types of jobs into consideration.
- The highest paying jobs are primarily male-dominated fields, while the lowest paying jobs are primarily female-dominated jobs.
- Women’s personalities are one of the factors that lead them to pursue jobs that happen to be less remunerative, just like how men’s personalities are one of the factors that lead them to pursue high paying jobs.
- Women will not jump at the opportunity to pursue a job in a male-dominated field.
- Some of the most dangerous jobs offer pretty fat salaries. Men are more likely to get jobs in dangerous fields.
- Women are more likely to leave their jobs to focus on their families.
- Men work longer hours than women.
So for example, let’s say we have these salaries:
Male workers: $80,000, $83,000, $87,000, $90,000, $92,000, $95,000, $100,000, $110,000, $118,000, $120,340
Female workers: $73,000, $74,600, $77,000, $80,300, $84,000, $88,000, $93,000, $98,300, $105,120, $115,500
Total for male workers: $975,340
Total for female workers: $888,820
Average for male workers: $97,534
Average for female workers: $88,882
So there you go, the average salary for the women is less than the men. In my little cooked up example, the difference is about 91 cents per dollar. Which makes sense, considering the actual gap collected by the Census Bureau says that the gap is probably more along the lines of 81% - 87%, even 94% in some demographics.
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