The Instigator
Sovcody2
Con (against)
The Contender
icanclick
Pro (for)

The Wage Gap Is due to discrimination

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Started: 1/21/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 12 months ago Status: Debating Period
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Sovcody2

Con

1st Round is for acceptance,
2-4 are for rebuttals
5 is for closing.
icanclick

Pro

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
Sovcody2

Con

I contend that the gender wage gap exists not due to discrimination, but because men work more hours, take different positions, and other factors that would account into this debate.

Contention 1: Women work less than men
I believe that female full-time workers on average make less money because Women work less hours than man.

On average, Men work 8.1 hours per day
On average, Women work 7.3 hours per day
Source: https://www.bls.gov...

Contention 2: Women have babies (This one should be obvious)
Some women decide to take time off to have a child, this takes them out of the workforce for 1-2yrs, truly depends on the woman's choice.
On Average, 43% of Women with children leave their jobs.
https://www.theatlantic.com...

Contention 3: The Actual calculation
The Actual calculation (Where it comes down to 72 cents on the dollar, or any other BS) is taken from the TOTAL earnings from Full-Time Male and Female workers, it does not take into account the following factors
(Women choose different jobs, take time off from work for different reasons, work fewer hours, and make different life decisions on average. )

As my good friend "Shoe0nHead" said, "The Wage Gap is simply the average earnings of men and women working full-time, it does not take into account different job positions, hours worked, or different jobs, it has nothing to do with the same job, it has nothing to do with discrimination *THROWS IT DESPERATELY AT THE GROUND*)
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Posted by Sovcody2 12 months ago
Sovcody2
First REAL debate, viceregent doesn't count.
Posted by Capitalistslave 12 months ago
Capitalistslave
If you were pro I would debate you.
Posted by Sovcody2 1 year ago
Sovcody2
xD
Posted by tipzydreamer 1 year ago
tipzydreamer
I thought you were pro at first, so I was about to debate with you x'D
Posted by Sovcody2 1 year ago
Sovcody2
Shouldn't be called a wage gap, should be called an EARNINGS gap
Posted by Sovcody2 1 year ago
Sovcody2
The wage gap technically is true, but it is not due to discrimination, it is because men work more, choose different jobs, women take time off for different reasons, etc.
Posted by jo154676 1 year ago
jo154676
Also in your round structure you forgot to include one for arguments
Posted by jo154676 1 year ago
jo154676
No well you say it is real, just due to other reasons than discrimination, for how can something have a cause without being real?
Posted by Sovcody2 1 year ago
Sovcody2
@jo Which Is why I'm on the CON side of this argument XD
Posted by jo154676 1 year ago
jo154676
Hate to be a k but the wage gap is a myth
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