The idea that women earn less than men is a mainstay idea of old school feminists. That’s it’s not true would take the wind out of their sales and funding out of their pockets.
This column is all about how if women do earn less than men it’s typically for very good reasons, like they work fewer hours:
Few people would advocate more women living in poverty, but if we are going to have a serious discussion of how best to tackle the issue that more women than men live in poverty, we need to face reality. Sadly, the report issued by a collection of advocacy groups fails miserably on that count. The group uses conjecture rather than facts and when confronted with facts, changes the rules to suit themselves.
If women have bridged a gender wage gape, why perpetuate the old myth?by