This is a bunch of garbage. I personally have had the experience at several places I worked of discovering that men with less education, experience, and productivity were making more money than I was. In my first job, before the federal law was passed making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender, when I asked why a male co-worker was making more money than I was, the answer, from my male supervisor, was "Because he is a man." Of course, he could not say that now, but that doesn't mean it isn't still happening. I have had to support myself all my life, at a lower pay than if I were a man of lesser competence. And lower pay for women means we have lower social security and other retirement income when we retire.
By Travis Waldron on Apr 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly repealed his state’s equal pay law last week, a decision that will make it harder for victims of wage discrimination to sue for lost earnings and back wages. The law was enacted primarily to address the massive pay gap that exists between male and female workers, which is even bigger in Wisconsin than in other states.
Repealing the law was a no-brainer for state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R), who led the effort because of his belief that pay discrimination is a myth driven by liberal women’s groups. Ignoring multiple studies showing that the pay gap exists, Grothman blamed females for prioritizing childrearing and homemaking instead of money, saying, “Money is more important for men,”
Among Grothman’s inaccuracies is the idea that only males “expect to be a breadwinner someday.” In two-thirds of American families, women are either primary or co-breadwinners, and yet they still earn less than their male counterparts in all 50 states.