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musiccalifornia
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jo154676
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Feminism

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Started: 1/23/2017 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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musiccalifornia

Pro

I believe feminism is a real thing. The wage gap is a real thing too. There are many ways a women can not get a job because a man was also applying. If there was a woman and a man applying to become an astronaut, they'd most likely choose the man. That's only because people don't think that women should have that type of job. They think we should do more of the delicate careers.
jo154676

Con

Feminism is real, of course it is, but the wage gap is a myth. The "wage gap" also known as the earnings gap, takes the incomes of men and women and compares them. Total income, not adjusting for hours worked, jobs worked, or choices made. (1) And what women have to understand is that this is okay. Women are more capable of doing things like taking care of their children, as they are more compassionate, (2) so they take time to spend with their kids.

"If there was a woman and a man applying to become an astronaut, they'd most likely choose the man."

Do you have proof for this? And even if you do is this discrimination? Discrimination is defined as "the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex." (3) Is this treatment unfair? Is it unfair to realize that biologically speaking men are in better shape then women on average (4), so a job that needs the highest level of fitness might look for a guy more than a girl?

Now let me ask you a question, I am a 6 foot tall white guy, is it discriminatory if I get cut from an NBA team because I tried to play center? No I do not have the physical skills that are required, and that is fair.

1. (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com...)
2. (https://psmag.com...)
3. (https://www.google.com...)
4. (http://www.livescience.com...)
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Posted by Amarandum 1 year ago
Amarandum
Musiccalifornia, the wage gap has been debunked for years now. Let me explain how. I went to highschool right on the Mexican border, where there were a lot of Hispanic students and very few Black students. If you took the salaries of every Hispanic student with a job and added them all together, and took all the salaries of Black students with a job and added them all together, the Hispanic sum would be far higher than the Black sum. Averaged across both demographics, Hispanics would be left with more money per person than Black students. Is this racist? No. Does this mean that Black students were making 77% of what Hispanic students were? No. This is exactly what is happening with men, women, and full time work. There just happens to be more men working full time. Women blow men out of the water with part time work. Is that sexist?
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