In America, is the gender wage gap legitimately real?

Posted by: Almantino

Do you believe the studies that claim they take factors instead of just generally averaging American women's and American men's wages and comparing the two? Do you believe them? Do you just think it's a load of bull and that feminists advocating against this supposed wage gap are just doing so to fuel their victim complex?

  • Yes

  • No

25% 10 votes
75% 30 votes
  • Although the 23% wage gap is dishonest because it does not compare the same jobs. There still remains a 5 - 8% wage gap when we look at women's pay in the same position with roughly the same background and experience. 8% from the washington post - https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/whats-the-real-gender-pay-gap/2016/04/24/314a90ee-08a1-11e6-bdcb-0133da18418d_story.html?utm_term=.1d7c5c4913c5 7% from payscale - http://www.payscale.com/data-packages/gender-pay-gap 5.4% from Glassdoor - https://www.glassdoor.com/research/demystifying-the-gender-pay-gap/

    Posted by: Coveny
  • kek

  • There are many factors to the gender pay gap that people tend to not consider. Many people don't realize that woman tend to take jobs that over all pay less. They also tend to take less hours per week. If you include these factors, The wage gap is 99 cents to a dollar. No perfect but still way better than everyone says.

    Posted by: AL1337
  • The gender pay gap is not real because they don't actually compare real facts, or include all of the details

  • No, the gender wage gap is created by calculating the average sallary of females and males WITHOUT accounting for hours worked, diffrence in job, diffrence in ranking, days taken off, or any other things. putting it simply, women tend to go into jobs like nursing and arts (tend, not have to) and men usually go into science and math fields. nursing/arts pay <science/math pay.

  • I think types of jobs need to be taken into consideration and the overall amount of either gender in the workforce. If an employer isn't paying you the same wage as a male would earn, you can legally sue for discrimination. Men just happen to have higher ranks in the workforce and therefore make more money making the ratio more in favor of the male dominated workforce. So no it isn't as real as many want to believe

  • The wage gap compares earnings instead of wages. Feminists took this as wages, despite working at leftist Buzzfeed or Vox, or Huffington Post, or Washington post, or CNN, or NBC.

  • In the event that an employer systematically bases the pay of their employees on their gender, they are committing a crime and there are legal systems in place to deal with the issue- that is probably a large factor of the reasons why businesses DON'T DO IT. (Obviously, there can be exceptions which CAN BE DEALT WITH) This, however, doesn't mean there isn't an EARNINGS GAP, which is a completely different issue altogether.

  • If women were actually paid less, Why aren't there an overabundance of jobs for women? It would be cheaper for employers. Also, Women work in lower paying and less risk jobs than men. For more information, Go here: https://www. Prageru. Com/video/there-is-no-gender-wage-gap/

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triangle.128k says2017-01-19T19:26:33.0700551Z
It's real but it's not based off discrimination, rather just career differences between men and women.
CosmoJarvis says2017-01-19T19:31:41.4332389Z
The wage gap is very real. Many can argue that men's natural genetic attributes make them more capable workers which is why they get paid more, and I can understand that for jobs such as construction jobs and other occupations which require manual labor and strength, but the wage gap applies for jobs that don't require attributes like strength. For example, my mother was a lawyer. She was subjected to a lower wage than other men in her office.
Almantino says2017-01-19T19:34:50.3024389Z
Mm, that specificity would make for another good poll: do you think the American gender wage gap, if you believe it is real, is caused by gender discrimination?
Almantino says2017-01-19T19:35:37.3208389Z
@trinagle: Mm, that specificity would make for another good poll: do you think the American gender wage gap, if you believe it is real, is caused by gender discrimination?
Almantino says2017-01-19T19:41:31.1464551Z
@CosmoJarvis: That's interesting. I'm a woman and hope to pursue a career in either government and law, but I have heard anecdotes and advice from many people against doing so because lower wages are supposedly usually paid to women in such fields. I'm still not sure if that's true and would like to do more research, but really, that's the whole point of this poll; I want to get real life opinions and stories from people like you, to determine my own stance on the issue and help create my own opinion on which direction I should direct my life.
CosmoJarvis says2017-01-19T21:45:05.4208551Z
I recommend that you consult some reliable sources and data for information regarding issues like the gender wage gap. They're more reliable than opinionated responses. However, what you're doing is pretty cool and I hope that you get what you've been trying to get with these polls (and not crazy nutters that think robots are running America). And good luck on your goals.
kbean24 says2017-01-20T01:28:25.2592551Z
It is "real" to a certain extent. I say this because the typical "women make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes" card is a myth. This statistic does not take into account many relative factors such as hours worked, job choice, and many other life choices that men/women make. When you account for these factors, the gender wage gap shrinks to the point of disappearing, which is why it is not a real problem in the US.
ChadTaljaardt says2017-01-20T01:34:29.6440551Z
Yes but not because of discrimination but the life choices between men and woman.
Almantino says2017-01-20T18:01:14.0632121Z
@CosmoJarvis: Of course, I'm also consulting data and research; but, research can be either misrepresented in the media, not include all the factors needed, be biased and thereby misleading in the results released to the public, and/or have its data debated and claimed to be false, as is true with this issue. Based on what I can tell on how certain statistics were collected by organizations even as trustworthy as the GAO, I'd be against the existence of the gender wage gap. But hearing stories from people like you, who have experienced it or had someone near them experience it first hand, makes me wonder if it actually is real.
VforVoluntary says2017-02-10T05:56:57.5236078Z
The wage gap when referenced to women being paid less than man is entirely false. Men do not get paid more than women, men tend to earn more than women by choosing higher paying jobs, working longer hours, and taking less time off. Men are 9 times more likely to die at work. It is not an issue of being paid differently, it is that men and women earn money differently.
AL1337 says2017-02-28T16:22:18.4037816Z
There are many factors to the gender pay gap that people tend to not consider. Many people don't realize that woman tend to take jobs that over all pay less. They also tend to take less hours per week. If you include these factors, The wage gap is 99 cents to a dollar. Not perfect but still way better than everyone says.

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