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Is the Wage gap real?

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Started: 8/16/2016 Category: Economics
Updated: 2 months ago Status: Debating Period
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The Wage gap..... is it real?

Modern third wave feminists and leftists have convinced that the wage gap between genders exist. The belief states that for every dollar a man makes in a job, for the exact same job, the woman would make around 66 cents, based on an average made across the United States.

Firstly, the way the data is obtained is extremely flawed. An average then used to compare specific jobs around the world, which doesn't take into account occupation, hours worked, position, and choices each gender makes. The gap between the wages is, in reality, a broad brush calculation across a large demographic.

Secondly, the mere prospect of having men paid more than women in it self is a logical fallacy. If companies could pay women less than males for the same job, companies could gain a gigantic market advantage over competitors spending less on wages for women.


The wage gap is real and still relevant as women in some countries are still not treated with the same equality shown to men. Furthermore, the fact that they aren't paid the same as men for the exact same job could also be seen as a problem of sexism where a woman is not able to accomplish as much as a man.
Debate Round No. 1


"The official Bureau of Labor Department statistics show that the median earnings of full-time female workers is 77 percent of the median earnings of full-time male workers. But that is very different than "77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men." The latter gives the impression that a man and a woman standing next to each other doing the same job for the same number of hours get paid different salaries. That"s not at all the case. "Full time" officially means 35 hours, but men work more hours than women. That"s the first problem: We could be comparing men working 40 hours to women working 35." -


ok u win.
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Good debate, Well argued
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by TheRealBatman 2 months ago
Yeah, this was a quickfire done in class for fun in a ROLE period in school
Posted by MyNameIsSean 2 months ago
I know, probably the fastest debate I've seen.
Posted by TheBenC 2 months ago
This was over fast...damn!

There is no wage gap. It is obvious. There is an earnings gap but that is because women work less and take lower paying, safe and comfortable jobs.
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