The only chairwoman in the FTSE 100 index of biggest British companies, when asked about government efforts to force companies to make at least 25% of board member to be female said: “there’s no real evidence to suggest women being on a board makes the companies any better – what we’re doing here is forcing an experiment.”
This was further supported in the book “Why Men Earn More” by Warren Farrell, Ph.D., examined 25 career/life choices men and women make (hours, commute times, etc.) that lead to men earning more and women having more balanced lives, and that showed how men in surveys prioritize money while women prioritize flexibility, shorter hours, shorter commutes, less physical risk and other factors conducive to their choice to be primary parents, an option men still largely don’t have. That is why never-married childless women outearn their male counterparts, and female corporate directors now outearn their male counterparts.
Farrell also lists dozens of careers, including fields of science, where women outearn men. Women simply have more options than men to be primary parents, and many of them exercise that option rather than work long, stressful hours. That is why 57% of female graduates of Stanford and Harvard left the workforce within 15 years of entry into the workforce.
It’s time to put an end to the sexist wage gap myth.
But can we also look at the different carriers put down? That even shows the sexism exists. Men can’t be a pastry chef, and women aren’t cardiologists. SERIOUSLY?!?!
…no. Men and women can be whatever they want IF THEY CHOOSE TO BE. people choices do not equate to oppression. Does society tell people to go to different jobs? Yeah. Do you have to listen to society? No.
Feminists need to learn the difference between “perfect parity” and “actual fairness”.
Equality of opportunity is not guaranteed equality of outcome.