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The hidden side of the gender wage gap

Feminists always complain about women earning lower wages than men due to ”discrimination”, ignorant to the fact that only full-time women earn less than full-time men–and that’s not for every job that’s out there. Food preparation, serving workers, dining room & cafeteria attendants, bartender helpers, file & postal service clerks, secretaries, administrative assistants, and corporate directors (a male-dominated job) are just a couple jobs in which women actually do earn more than men [1, 2].

The real display of bias, here, is that part-time men earn less than part-time women. Feminists never mention this. Probably out of ignorance, or because of their extreme prejudice(s) against men.

The latest study conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found out that the weekly earnings for female part-time workers were $213, compared to $192 for their male counterparts [1]. But it’s not like this is something recent; even back in 2000, part-time women earned more than men [3]. (2000 is the oldest data the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics possess.)

Yet… feminists have always, and continue to, mention the gender wage gap as proof of continued covert misogyny. Feminists who always mention discrimination against women being the main cause (or one of) of the wage gap is either; clearly ignorant of the reality of things, or prejudiced against men. Women can be sexist, too, and men aren’t the only employers. Feminists seem to forget this.

One last interesting thing. Asian women out-earned White women, and Asian men out-earned White men. So much for feminists’ claim that ”Discrimination against minorities is still rampant.”

References & Sources
[1] Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2006
[2] Female U.S. corporate directors out-earn men: study
[3] Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2000

See Also
blognews: The Lie of the Gender Wage Gap