One of the most popular talking points of third-wave feminism is the gender pay gap – the idea that women, on average, are paid less than men for working the same jobs due to sexism. For every dollar that a man earns, the gender pay gap narrative says that women earn around eighty cents – though the exact figure tends to vary.
There is some truth in these statistics, though there is extreme dishonesty in the way that they are used. Taking no other factors into consideration, women in the United States do, on average, earn less than men. However, when you compare men and women who work similar jobs and similar hours, this pay gap disappears. In other words, women who work the same hours and the same jobs as their male colleagues are paid the same as well.
The reason why, then, that women still tend to earn less than men as a whole has nothing to do with sexism and everything to do with personal choice. Even in 2019, more women choose to become homemakers than men, fewer women choose to pursue dangerous but high-paying manual labor jobs, and fewer women choose to pursue careers in STEM. On average, women also tend to take more time off than men, tend to be more risk-averse, and tend to be less competitive when pursuing things such as raises and promotions.
One America News has more on debunking this myth below.
~ Liberty Video News