Should Or Will Women Achieve Equal Pay?
Posted 18 April 2011 - 02:27 PM
Maybe not. There seems to be a social tendency to over-compensate. Employers might be required to pay women MORE than men "to make up for all the years the women were paid less."
Also, because women have children to raise and fewer people get married now, it would come to be understood that women should always get paid more. Men would then cease to feel like "the protector and family provider and their work would suffer. That would help justify the trend and it would become accepted that men be paid less than the women "because women are better workers."
Already, more women are in our colleges then men, and more young men are staying home to escape into the world of electronic virtual reality.
Will this happen?: WHY not?
Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:18 PM
Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:54 AM
I think that when it comes to solving objective real world problems that men are better suited, and doing this is really where money is actually earned to begin with, before it is distributed among people who offer purely social services.
It used to be recognized that women tended to be less proficient in (or perhaps fond of) mathematics for instance. However there are always naive egalitarians that try and bias research into areas like this. First there were claims that the difference was due to cultural gender roles. They create a huge drive to help women in this area to "close the gap", perhaps resulting in women receiving far better instruction than men when the gap may be genetic all along. Then when the gap gets small enough they claim it is no longer statistically significant.
If the difference was partly genetic, then the increased instruction for young women would not solve the problem, it would just delay it. Without the social motivators to pursue objective understanding of their environment after school, they would focus on more social issues. Meanwhile men pursue such objective understanding to be better at solving real world problems, and the "closed gap" is just an illusion.
Of course my personal experience is not a representative sample, but keep in mind there are statistical methods that can be used to extract the most amount of information from the least amount of experiences. I have seen many examples of women in "leadership" roles that did not have the competency or drive to objectively solve issues, but rather tended to "go with the flow" and at most used their position to empower the existing consensus on issues. I think of a leader as more of a person that always has the best solutions, and teaches others how to understand them, implement them, and come up with good solutions of their own. On the other hand, I have met few such people period.. so the fact that they were all men isn't as significant as it would be otherwise.
I think that if women do begin to receive higher pay and the U.S. economy continues it's downward spiral, that the two things would be heavily related - a move away from meritocratic economy into one where bailed out big businesses trade in efficiency for coddling and people mongering skills.
Posted 11 May 2011 - 04:35 PM