The Gender Pay Gap – A Feminist Story

By Tim Schilling

Women, right? Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. So since we have to live with them, why not treat them differently than how we treat us men? I mean, come on. We are smarter, stronger, and faster than women, right? We were born this way, you could say. And it is how we were raised to believe. This is why feminism is such a hot issue right now in this society. This society that is supposedly in the greatest country on the planet. But that’s wrong. It’s all very, very wrong.
A woman will make 78 cents for every dollar that a man makes, generally speaking. That immediately gives women a disadvantage. That 22 cent difference is huge for some people and will add up by the end of the year. For some (not by their own will) penny pinched women, it could mean skipping a meal for themselves that week so their children could eat instead. Who needs feminism when the people who are affected by this the most can’t even afford to eat, let alone advocate for something that should not even be an issue anymore? Is that fair? A single cent pay gap is still unfair. The workforce is extremely competitive. We all know that. But a gap this large, and that feminists are being increasingly viewed as misandrists in the media sometimes, is uncalled for.
So, what’s the deal? Is it that the old, white, privileged men that are currently in charge of most of America now are too scared to allow a woman, and let’s not even start talking about the gay, black, and Latino pay gap, make more money than them? What’s the harm in a little friendly competition? There’s no harm in that, I say. Equal pay, which in turn is a step forward to truly equal rights for everyone, is the way towards a more fair and stable economic society.

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