Writer’s two cents on the ‘myth’ of the wage gap as discussed by the AAUW
The wage gap is the single largest myth purported by women’s rights activists.
For decades, major American corporations and local industry held women underneath a crippling glass ceiling of wage discrimination.
Fortunately, times have changed, and women are rapidly shattering the glass stereotypes and roles previously assigned to them.
In reality, it is an example of a fight for extra rights, when equal rights have already been achieved.
According to the Association of University Women, the 23-cent wage gap that the National Organization for Women claims exists is false, and that the actual gap today is approximately six cents.
Economist Diana Roth, of the Manhattan Institute argues that the gap may be even smaller.
“The AAUW compares the pay of male lawyers with that of female librarians. That’s not a comparison between people who do the same work,” Roth said.
With more stringent guidelines in defining categories of employment in conjunction with education level, the six cent gap would likely fall to a mere one or two cents.
Some radical activists would like us to believe that a Grand Canyon of disparity exists. Fortunately, for women in the United States, the once daunting wage gap has been reduced to a tiny fraction of its previous size.
I am truly an activist for equal rights. Even though I often fight for those who cannot defend themselves, I will never take a stand in favor of policies that promote unnecessary reform.
It is the hypersensitive platform of this radical parade that continues to look for problems where none exist, particularly concerning issues such as the wage gap.
Unfortunately, a great deal of people who jump onto the bandwagon are often the same people that look down upon wealthy white males as the root of all of our nation’s woes.
No single race or gender is solely responsible for our cloudy past, and it’s time that our nation moves past this battle of the sexes and races concerning the wage gap.