Should men and women get paid the same?

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Prole says2015-05-06T14:00:48.9216235-05:00
Men and women are already being paid the same. I'm guessing this poll is referring to the "wage gap" which is a myth. Men are on average paid more than women, because they prefer high risk/high pay jobs(working on oil rigs and such), whereas women tend to go for low paying jobs such as caretakers and nurses. There isn't anything sexist about this, it is simply how the world works. If you want to know more about this made up problem, and care about being educated on these matters instead of following viral media, please read the following:
triangle.128k says2015-05-06T14:05:07.0240432-05:00
Yeah, men get paid more on average due to dumb housewives.
triangle.128k says2015-05-06T14:45:25.3940308-05:00
@Varrack That's not the point, the question is asking whether men and women in the exact same job should be paid the same.
tommytom says2015-05-06T16:50:24.1151162-05:00
If men and women are doing the same exact job with the "same exact equality", then yes, they should be paid the same. Quality is arguable though. Nevertheless, I agree with Prole's statement. Men tend to take those more risky and in-demand jobs while women are taking the others. That's not to demean women at all! It's just a fact. That's why you might see a lot of people campaigning for women to become engineers, which is a pretty high-paying job. That's not the fault of men though, truly it isn't!
uglie-boy says2015-05-06T20:15:11.7211841-05:00
Dumb housewives? Wow that's classy
uglie-boy says2015-05-06T20:15:56.2809270-05:00
Women and men with the exact same job should be paid the exact same. It doesn't matter if more men have that job or not?
Sophia13 says2015-05-06T20:38:03.5441780-05:00
Yeah, seriously people.
Varrack says2015-05-06T23:46:49.0603292-05:00
@triangle how do you know? The question is very vague and can be interpreted any way. Just because you perceive it one way does not mean I should conform to your view. It could be talking about men and women on average, or a single job, or any job. Who knows. Since there is no clarification, I will just assume that it's generally asking whether or not men and women should be paid the same... Which they obviously shouldn't be, for the sake of job value.
Varrack says2015-05-06T23:48:38.9729403-05:00
@uglie-boy: the *exact* same? What if one is a harder and more responsible worker than the other, and puts more effort into their job? Should they still be paid the same?
Prole says2015-05-07T03:59:41.6165982-05:00
@uglie-boy We are talking about how much men and women are paid on average, just because men ON AVERAGE get paid more than women, does not mean they are paid more for doing the same job. Men and women are paid the exact same for doing the exact same job. But because men, ON AVERAGE have higher paying jobs than most women it means that men are ON AVERAGE paid more. Keep in mind that there are also some very wealthy women, who are paid more than the very poor. The "wage gap" has nothing to do with gender, it is about the wealthy gaining more wealth and the poor getting poorer.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-05-07T13:00:16.8113098-05:00
No ... Its a blanket statement. They should get paid on performance. If the fact that they are female makes them any less (or more) effective in the same position job then they should get docked (or paid more) appropriately. Same pay for the same title is not an option. Examples (there are many more ... These were just easy ones): Logging - The average male fells more trees than female ... Male makes more as a logger. Waitress/Customer Service - A female brings in more revenue and leaves the customers with a more pleasant experience at a particular establishment than males ... Female should get paid more in that role.
komododragon8 says2015-05-07T19:48:44.3792060-05:00
Gender shouldnt be a factor, it should instead be based on their records, education ext. Just because men may on average be better suited for certain jobs does not mean that men will always be better suited for that job. The same goes for jobs which women will on average be better at.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-05-08T10:16:43.4152810-05:00
Then I don't see how we can make generalizations based on education either. Since same degrees from different colleges mean very different things?? I mean really, how is business supposed to be conducted in a world with no generalizations. I'll never understand you people on this ...
Kreakin says2015-05-08T12:37:23.3164853-05:00
What about the fact that the employer spends thousands on training then the woman leaves on maternity and decides to come back being all scatty.
komododragon8 says2015-05-08T16:35:19.5431919-05:00
Education and records a far superior methods of determaning an employees worth. There are far clearer trends when it comes to these things. The trends which are based gender are incredibly unreliable.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-05-12T08:31:03.2653920-05:00
Unreliable maybe if you apply them wrong. There is a definite use for stereotyping, though.

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