Some additional thoughts on "the wage gap". There is probably duplication, but I thought I'd be more directly blunt this time around. This seems to be a decently-complete set of thoughts, for once.
Problem - On average, "females earn less money than males".
Females choose lower paying jobs ∞
This is because, on average, females choose easy paths. Those easy paths earn less money.
Choice is good.
Easy work pays less money. Work which requires years of education, years of experience, is dirty, is dangerous or otherwise shitty, should pay more. Duh.
Hard work pays more money.
Females avoid extra work ∞
Females, on average, choose to not pursue (as hard) money-incentivized additional work.
- Competing with co-workers to get to the top of the sales charts to earn a bonus.
Taking on an additional workload for additional pay.
- If this is done without being granted a new "title", then a male will "earn" more than a female chooses to not do that additional work for additional pay.
- In this case, the male earns more than the female, even though they have "the same job".
Less work earns less pay.
Females choose part-time jobs ∞
Multiple part-time jobs don't necessarily make as much money as a single full-time job.
Females tend to use flexible schedules or actually go on vacation instead of getting money for those days.
I wouldn't be surprised if there is more telecommuting too, though that type of work is probably not very prevalent.
Well of course someone will earn less money if they don't work as long.
Females don't work as much ∞
If the data aren't examined properly, then all manner of problems arise.
One big example is examining a period of time. As a random example, looking at ages 25-35, and examining the amount of income males have versus females, there will be a stark difference. An astonishingly massive difference.
This is because of biology.
Women have babies.
I know, I know, it's completely sexist to say women have babies. But that's just the way it is. The universe hates women and they are oppressed.
Women, being pregnant, tend to work less hours, do less stressful and therefore lower-paying jobs, and, eventually, take time off.
They take time off at the late stages of pregnancy. They often take time off to breastfeed. They work less to have more time to take care of infants. They sometimes stop working to take care of children.
Yes, these are things. On average, a mother/expectant mother will chose some of these things. Choice is good. All of these things, however, being home less money.
Males don't have babies. Duh.
Males are often outright denied parental leave, paid or otherwise.
If part of a couple, and the mother/expectant mother, works less, then the father/expectant father often has to work more to make up for it.
Yes, this is a thing. On average, a father/expectant father will choose to do this. Choice is good. This, however, brings home more money.
When females choose to earn less money, and males choose to earn more money, there will be an obvious difference. Choice that leads to difference is fine, because choice is good.
Force females into the mines ∞
An authoritarian solution would, of course, be to force women into those higher-paying shitty jobs.
Forcing people into jobs they don't want is authoritarian, and bad.
Brainwash females into the mines ∞
Another authoritarian solution would be to brainwash female children into growing up and wanting higher-paying jobs which they otherwise would have, on average, avoided.
I think this is probably the most interesting conversation to have. However, it's still a stupid one.
Are females somehow already-brainwashed and that results in their choices, on average, being skewed towards lower-paying jobs?
Is "new brainwashing" really an answer?
Is societal control over what is perceived to be "brainwashing" really an answer? That can be defined as "brainwashing", anyway? This is despicable authoritarian control on a societal level.
Isn't this saying that females have less, or no, free will?
Interestingly, when given gender and role-neutral toys, females gravitate toward "female toys", and males gravitate toward "male toys". Not only do they end up picking certain toys, but they end up playing with them in very predictable ways.
Girl given a toy train? She names it and tucks it in to have a nap. She paints it to make it prettier.
Boy given a toy train? It super transforming fighting robot. He breaks it to figure out how it works.
Also curious how the people who talk about brainwashing usually haven't raised both a boy and a girl and have observed this themselves. Curious how they usually (always?) have no early childhood education training or experience. Curious how when they decide to raise a child in some broken way, their child grows up to be a broken teenager and adult.
Brainwashing is infantilizing females by suggesting they aren't in control of their own choices. Brainwashing is authoritarian to people and to culture.
Implement gender quotas ∞
Implementing quotas forces hiring of females, even at the expense of competency. With quotas, a hundred competent males can't compete with one single incompetent female.
This will tank businesses. Tanked businesses screw over an economy and society. This is bad.
This forces men out of higher-paying jobs.. into.. where, unemployment or homelessness? These quotas are often (always?) one-sided so that females can muscle their way into comfortable jobs, demand more money for the less work, and have lower education or other competency requirements. However, there aren't quotas that let males muscle their way into any other industry.
Gender quotas are sexist, authoritarian to a free market, and bad.
Force businesses to change pay based on gender ∞
Pay females more for the same work? Pay males less for the same work?
There are laws, which are enforced, which have gender pay equality. Yes, these laws already exist! Deciding to change pay equality is sexist, authoritarian, and bad.
Stop. Just stop. ∞
It's curious that the authoritarians are all copies of a template. One which has little education or experience with actual people, and no higher education that includes history or philosophy.
These are people who are loud and angry over things that don't actually affect or effect them.
These are people who get angry on behalf of "other people". Interesting how those others don't speak for themselves, even though they have the same right to as the loud ones. Interesting how they shout over those others, even when told they're being authoritarian, assuming the position of others, or how their actions are actively undermining the freedoms of others.
Authoritarianism which seeks to infantilize and control is bad.
Authoritarianism is bad.
Don't be bad!