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  1. Jeff Kiser

    Jeff Kiser GoComics PRO Member said, 8 days ago

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/01/no-women-don-t-make-less-money-than-men.html

    Long since discedited when even the Daily Beast Left of Center rejects Obama’s fake issue.

    What is wrong and embarrassing is the President of the United States reciting a massively discredited factoid. The 23-cent gender pay gap is simply the difference between the average earnings of all men and women working full-time. It does not account for differences in occupations, positions, education, job tenure, or hours worked per week. When all these relevant factors are taken into consideration, the wage gap narrows to about five cents. And no one knows if the five cents is a result of discrimination or some other subtle, hard-to-measure difference between male and female workers. In its fact-checking column on the State of the Union, the Washington Post included the president’s mention of the wage gap in its list of dubious claims. “There is clearly a wage gap, but differences in the life choices of men and women… make it difficult to make simple comparisons.”

  2. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 8 days ago

    Yes, but it is a great issue when running against conservatives who clearly feel a woman’s place is in the kitchen or the bedroom.

  3. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 8 days ago

    But how can Republican Women even make $5.39 an hour when they are supposed to be barefoot and pregnant?
    AND, if you believe the BuyBull, totally submissive to their husbands?

  4. old1953

    old1953 said, 8 days ago

    My my my, how interesting you all are. And how clever. I guess I’m just supposed to not notice you said “women make less but they choose to”. Yeah, you said that. Odd how THEY don’t seem impressed.

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 days ago

    thanks for showing how stupid your argument is. accidental sarcasm noted.

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, 8 days ago

    @old1953

    “odd how THEY don’t seem impressed”

    Who cares?, the MEN have spoken and the girls need to be quiet and get with the program.

  7. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 8 days ago

    @Jeff Kiser

    Tis easily possible to bury the truth under a mountain of data, facts and figures..
    To the point that I trust/believe NO-ONE !

  8. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 8 days ago

    What most people seem to miss is the glass ceiling that women (and some other groups) run up against. It’s not a matter of choosing to work at lower level positions, it’s a matter of generally not having the opportunity to hold higher paying jobs…because you’re a woman and therefore, etc…

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 days ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    That is a cough out! Really? In that case the laws on the books are there. More laws from the leader will not help. It will only help the trial lawyers. other then that? Your argument is very thin and has already been addressed.

  10. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 8 days ago

    @Jeff Kiser

    Jeff Kiser is entirely right. It’s an lie that women make less money than men. AND it’s true that Obama’s White House is paying women less money than men.


    And now you know.

  11. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 8 days ago

    @Harleyquinn

    First of all, you mean a “cop out,” not a “cough out.”
    More importantly, having laws means nothing if they cannot be enforced. Who is enforcing those laws?
    And the reality is that a glass ceiling exists. Ask any woman trying to get to the executive ranks. And since I work with that level, I promise you it is real. There is still tokenism on corporate boards (“we need a woman. Get a black one, if you can, so we can deal with that diversity issue, too.”).

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 8 days ago

    @Jeff Kiser

    “The 23-cent gender pay gap is simply the difference between the average earnings of all men and women working full-time. It does not account for differences in occupations, positions, education, job tenure, or hours worked per week. When all these relevant factors are taken into consideration, the wage gap narrows to about five cents.”

    Good link, pointing out that the gap between men & women doing the same work, is much smaller. There are still places where old habits die hard & women are discriminated against, both in salary & opportunities for promotion. Women make less, even when they graduate with the same major, going into the same job, right out of college. That gap persists through their careers. You can’t blame anyone for wondering why that is.

    The article dismisses problems women face entering male dominated professions. Talk to the few women in engineering & tech, & you’ll realize there’s a reason why many stay away from those fields. The other question, is why are professions devalued when women start to be the majority? For example, medical specialties where there are more women, have lower pay.

    It can’t all be explained away.

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 days ago

    @motivemagus

    oh please, go back to the 70’s. It is 2014 and yes it might be there but rare rare rare. Only loony Libs with affirmative action appoint people to positions they could not earn.

  14. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 days ago

    Hey Davies: Why does the lying SCUMBAG, Obama, pay his female staffers 12% LESS than his male staffers?

  15. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 7 days ago

    @old1953

    Women may make less due to life choices. Perhaps you are suggesting that women should receive full pay when they are on maternity leave or when they stay home for minor health issues. The pay gap can only be seen when you observe the entire range of productive years in the workforce, and the actual per hour pay is the same in most cases, but women often work fewer hours, which lowers their overall pay for the full course of employment.
    I actually worked in a union environment for over thirty years in which all persons were paid on the same scale by seniority, and the women still got paid less for the sake of days absent even when maternity leave was not part of their time off.
    Statistics may be a fine tool for telling a story, but your mythology may not stand up to the light of day if too closely examined.

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