Equal Pay Day is BOGUS! | Gender Pay Gap

Equal Pay Day is BOGUS! | Gender Pay Gap


Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well.
So, August 28th 2019 is Equal pay
day; that is, the day that marks the extra
period of time women
allegedly need to work to achieve the same
wages as men.
Now, this
is based on the so-called gender pay gap;
the comparison of the
amount of money men and women make per year.
In Australia, for
example, women earn 86 cents for every man’s
dollar, leaving a pay
gap of 14%.
In the USA women earn 79 cents for every man’s
dollar,
leaving a pay gap of 21%.
There is a pretty steady stream of commentary
from feminists about
how we still live in a terribly sexist society
because apparently
women aren’t paid the same as men for equal
work.
Only, this
commentary is not telling the full story.
See, the gender pay gap is
not a comparison of what men and women are
paid for equal work.
It is a comparison of the average earnings,
not wages, of men and
women throughout the course of the year.
“Average” is the key word there.
It does not compare like for like
roles, and does not take into account factors
like the different
industries men and women predominantly work
in.
That is, men tend
to work in higher paid industries like mining,
STEM, and business,
whereas women are drawn to lower paid industries
like teaching,
nursing, and social work.
It also does not consider the fact men on
average work more
overtime than women do, or the time women
take off to have kids
and the effect that has on their work experience
relative to men.
It
also does not consider that women, on average,
aren’t as efficient as
men when it comes to negotiating raises and
salaries.
For example, the Australian Bureau of Statistics
data indicates that
the pay gap is widest in industries where
individual wage
negotiations are prevalent.
Women do not have as much
testosterone as men, so on average, they are
unfortunately not as
aggressive or assertive when negotiating their
value.
In other words, the gender pay gap isn’t
determined by gender; it’s
determined, largely, by choices.
Yet despite the fact the gender pay
gap has been debunked again and again and
again, this pesky
economic myth persists as a core factor of
modern feminist
commentary.
Like this video from the cast of Good Trouble
Now, I can’t believe that in 2019, with
the truth of the issue easily
accessible, supposedly intelligent and educated
women are putting
forward commentary like that.
I mean, what kind of an argument is
Particularly when there has been legislation
in pace for decades that
make paying women and men differently for
equal work unlawful.
If
it were legal for women to be paid less than
men for the same work,
nobody would hire men ever, because they could
save anywhere
between 15 and 25% in labour costs.
So, I can only conclude that these women,
and other feminists who
say similar things, are either stupid, woefully
under researched, or,
and I hate to say it, lying.
In this video, I want to clear up all the
lies so-called advocates for
women tell about the gender pay gap.
Not because I’m pushing some
misogynistic right-wing conspiracy theory,
but because I care about
women, and I want them realise they have control
over their own
financial destiny.
And if you still don’t believe me, even
Australia’s Workplace Gender
Equality Agency says quite clearly that the
gender pay gap B ROLL
OVERLAY is the difference between women’s
and men’s average
weekly full-time equivalent earnings, expressed
as a percentage of
men’s earnings.
It is a measure of women’s overall position
in the
paid workforce and does not compare like roles.
So, why do feminists persist in pushing this
myth?
Well, feminist
leaders rely on having things to complain
about in order to make a
living, so they neglect to mention the full
story.
As for their little
adherents; they are generally insecure women
who have been roped
into this victim identity because they don’t
like the idea of
confronting their own shortcomings, and are
therefore happy to
blame everything on men or “the system”
The way they justify this to themselves is
by linking the idea of
equality with equity.
That is, feminists perceive “equality”
as equality
of outcome, not equality of opportunity.
This is because, ultimately,
feminists don’t want equality.
They want female supremacy.
Equality of outcome suits this agenda because
in order to make
everyone earn the same money without women
having to do any
extra work, women need to be afforded special
privileges.
So, in an
ideal feminist world, while everyone might
look equal, women are
being given a leg up at the expense of men,
for no other reason than
they’re women.
Does that sound like equality to you?
Australian Labor politician Tanya Plibersek
provided a very good
example of this complex with this little speech
What Tanya Plibersek failed to mention was
that metal workers work
longer hours than early childcare workers
and in far more dangerous
conditions, for example, on oil rigs, building
bridges, handling hot
metal, etc.
They also have more expensive out-of-pocket
requirements such as vehicles and expensive
tools, and have an
infinitely higher risk of getting injured,
dismembered, or, you know,
dying on the job.
Considering all of this, I’m sure you can
see why an early childcare
worker, male or female, would get paid less
than a metal worker.
However, apparently Tanya can’t, because
she is a feminist who
believes in equality of outcome, not equality
of opportunity.
In her mind, even though a male metal worker
works longer, harder,
and with greater risk than a female early
childcare worker, he does
not deserve to be paid more than her, because
she is a woman, and
therefore should have her salary padded to
be ‘equal’ to that of a
man.
Whether she earns it or not.
Side note; I have the utmost respect for anyone
who works in
childcare.
I’m not trying to devalue the work they
do.
I’m just
relaying the technicalities of the job and
the implications they have
on salary.
Just so we clear that up.
So, what happens when you control for these
factors affecting the
gender pay gap?
Well, according to a 2016 study by Glassdoor,
if you
account for age, education, years of experience,
industry and
occupation, company specific and job title
specific controls, the pay
gap shrinks dramatically to single digit percentage
points.
Further, if we look at a study by Payscale,
when mitigating factors
are controlled for, it has the gender pay
gap in the USA down to only
2%, meaning that women actually earn 98 cents
for every man’s
dollar, not 79 cents.
But what about those remaining single digit
percentage points?
According to a recent Australian study put
together by KPMG, 39% of
the gender pay gap in Australia is due to
discrimination.
That is, the
little bit that can’t be explained by controlling
for industry, age, job
title, etc.
Needless to say I was very interested in just
what this discrimination
entailed.
After all, discrimination is a bit of an umbrella
term that can
mean a lot of different things.
So I read the study to see what they
meant, because surely, to make an assertion
as dramatic as that,
they’d have to back it up with something
concrete, right?
Turns out the closest thing I found to an
explanation of this so-called
discrimination were things like “workplace
culture” and unconscious
bias and unfair hiring practices, all of which
are very subjective terms
and very hard to prove.
They can also be explained in other ways,
like personality type.
Again, women have less testosterone than
men.
As a result, they may not be as aggressive
at putting
themselves forward in the workplace and grabbing
the attention of
the higher ups.
It’s likely they’ve worked less overtime
on average, which would
certainly put them below anyone for a promotion,
male or female,
who works more hours than they do.
Plus, the lack of overtime
means they’ll make less money on average.
Jumping straight to the umbrella term of “discrimination”
and failing
to give a concrete, tangible example of what
that actually is, is just a
lazy way of conveniently pushing the narrative
that somehow
women are being held back by society and the
system.
Which, given
the fact women have access to every right,
privilege, and vocation
that men do, by law, is just not the case.
The other thing surveys like the ones by KPMG,
Glassdoor, the
WGEA, and PayScale do, is present perfectly
legitimate choices made
by women as somehow evidence of great injustice.
For example,
they try to bill the fact women and men fall
into different industries
as some sort of societal wrong based on pressure
women apparently
feel to go into certain industries that are
lower paid.
That’s why they
call it “occupational segregation”.
Well, you could hypothesise that a few decades
ago, definitely.
But
women have received enormous encouragement
for at least a
couple of decades now to move into fields
like STEM and politics.
There has been so much “girl power” in
the media, schools,
universities, celebrities spewing it left
right and centre that it has
pretty much saturated mainstream popular culture.
There is plenty of incentive and encouragement
for girls and women
to enter traditionally male dominated fields…but
they’re still not
doing it.
And while the gender pay gap as closed a little
bit, the fact
that after all these years of fuss about promoting
women and getting
them into higher paid industries, the fact
they’re still gravitating
towards traditionally female professions could
perhaps be indicative
that there is something else going on here.
Either we still live in a society rank with
sexism, or, maybe, given our
innate biological and psychological differences
to men, women are
just making the choices they want to make
based on how they’re
wired.
It’s like the Nordic gender paradox; the
more freedom you
give men and women to do whatever they want,
the more likely they
are to fall into traditionally male and female
gender roles.
Speaking of traditional gender roles; another
form of spin feminists
engage in to demonstrate the alleged injustice
of the pay gap is to
demonize childrearing, by calling it “unpaid
labour” or “unpaid
domestic duties.
As if a woman’s choice to follow her biological
instinct and focus on the quite extraordinary
act of bringing another
human being into the world is some sort of
domestic slavery that
women are forced into.
I think Western society is in a very sorry
state if the act of a woman
choosing to prioritise children over a career
is characterised as
“unpaid” labour, implying that since it
doesn’t have a price tag, it’s
lacking in value.
These studies also tend to twist language
to drive their narrative of
discrimination.
For example, the KPMG study cites a survey
of 4600
workers across 800 employers using data from
the Australian
Workplace Relations Survey, which found there
was no difference in
the likelihood of women asking for a raise.
However when they did
ask, they were less successful than men in
obtaining one.
KPMG used this as an example of gender discrimination.
But the
thing is, asking is very different from negotiating.
And as I stated
earlier, men on average tend to be more assertive
at the bargaining
table than women are.
Just because someone asks for a raise doesn’t
mean they’re going to obtain one just by
asking the question.
All in all, the gender pay gap is an ideologically
driven feminist myth,
and it’s grossly harmful to women.
Feminists claim to want to
empower women, yet in the same breath insist
that no matter what
they do, or how hard they work, they are always
going to be held
back by the fact that they are women.
How is that supposed to inspire women to chase
their dreams and
live their best lives if they think they’re
on the back foot from the
get-go, because of hostile societal forces
they can’t control?
I’m not saying sexism in the workplace doesn’t
exist.
Yes there are
still some chauvinistic dinosaurs out there
who may be contributing
to those last single digit percentage points
of the gender pay gap.
But
in 2019 they have nowhere near the power they
used to; they’ve
either died out, retired, or are tippy toeing
around HR departments.
Also, any tiny percentage of leftover pay
discrepancy that maybe
possibly is caused by discrimination is more
than balanced out by the
fact that, on average, women pay less tax
than men, and take more
out of the welfare system in childcare payments,
and also the aged
pension, since women live longer than men.
So, can we please,
PLEASE, finally put this silly feminist pay
gap myth to bed?

46 thoughts on “Equal Pay Day is BOGUS! | Gender Pay Gap

  1. Woman: Can I have a raise?
    Boss: No.
    Woman: Sexist.

    Man: Can I have a raise?
    Boss: No.
    Man: Here is why I deserve a raise.
    Long explanation.
    Boss: You are right, you do deserve a raise.
    Women take a lesson, bosses will not give you extra money just because you ask for it, you need to prove you have earned it.

  2. When women start becoming trash pickup people, plumbers, electricians, porta potty delivery and pickup people, ditch diggers, shit scrapers, and every other 'dirty job', then we can talk about equality.

  3. 12:00 The vilification of women in the home being matriarchs and filling that natural role (which is the healthiest and most fulfilling thing for most women to do) is for a purpose. To destroy the white nuclear family. The same purpose being served by turning the two genders against each other, making men and women enemies instead of partners, while also pushing the degeneracy of the lgbt crap, gender confusion and pedophilia. It's all about destroying the family unit, and therefore western society altogether.

  4. I had a discussion with a feminist about a woman's right to choose to be a homemaker/mother and she was adamant that this is an unacceptable choice, solely because it leaves the woman vulnerable later for when her husband invariably leaves her and she has no marketable skills to return to the workplace with (ignoring, I suppose, the entire proposition of alimony and child-support payments). So in essence, because men are inherently horrible, women MUST pursue a vocation that they can earn a living by – even if they would prefer not to – and men, for their sins, must support their wive's choice to work by doing more domestic labor – even if they would prefer not to – otherwise, they're terrible husbands.

    In other words, feminists would have both partners in a marriage be miserable and do things that neither really wants to do, in order to "protect" women from making choices that feminism disapproves of.

  5. One thing that is never mentioned, but was my experience in the Corporate world, is that men tend to be more shameless back stabbing, self aggrandizing brown nosers!

  6. The only thing feminist are doing is lowering men's wages and not increasing their own. I work for a large transportation company that has a policy to hire more woman. They don't hire many because women do not like labor jobs. The positions (finishers) they are assigned to are the easy, no heavy lifting jobs. Jobs that require skill, heavy lifting and have higher risk (ie: machine operators like brakes, shears, punch presses ext.) women don't want but pay the same wage. There is a 45 lb weight max to carry which seems to only apply to women. If I refused to lift a tool that's 100 lbs or more I wouldn't have a job.
    Feminism is about lowering the quality of life for the majority.

  7. The most evil part of this is that they have pressured the ABS to stop collecting data that contradicts their agenda…try finding how many hours are worked by men v women

  8. Those who advocate equality of outcome or equality of opportunity are pursuing an impossible ideal and will destroy civilization if their vain attempts to realize these goals go unobstructed.

    That's the only problem I have with this video: pursuing equality of opportunity is as unrealistic as pursing equality of outcome.

  9. I am a 5' 2" male railroad conductor, how come I don't have equal pay with a 6'3" NFL linebacker? DISCRIMANATION THATS WHY!!!!!!

  10. Feminism has no place in western society. It's reduced to "toxic femininity." They are just creating a divide between the sexes for absolutely nothing.
    I love your honesty, Daisy. You are a great role model.

  11. In the U.S., equal pay for equal work is the law, as it is in union jobs too. But when I was with the USW, I saw many women come to work wearing full make-up, wiggle their butts in tight jeans at some guys and sit on that same butt while the guy who thought he had "a shot at her" did her assigned work for her.
    "Equal " my ass. They don't really want to take that step down. [Wink.]

  12. Not any of those women could work in my last career,…working on semi-tractors & trailers.
    Example = To do a simple brake job, you'd have to remove two tire/wheels that weighed over 200 lbs. each, then remove the approx. 100 lb. brake drum.
    They looked like that they'd have a problem removing their make-up. JMO.

  13. But "feminists" don't want equality in all things. If a guy grabs my girlfriend's butt in a bar, he takes the chance and expects that I might knock him out, and would accept that. But if a lesbian grabs my girlfriend's butt in the same bar, she thinks that it's okay and plays the "woman card" so I don't knock her out like I would a man. WRONG !!
    You want equal with me, you've got it.

  14. G'day Miss Daisy 👩‍💼 Only reason why im telling you this is because I see you on Sky channel and I generally do like Sky channel especially PAUL MURRAY and ROWEN DEAN and ALAN JONES THEY speak how it is We SO CALLED LITTLE STREET PEOPLE WANT MIGRATION ESPECIALLY with the ARAB//MUSLIMS and the AFRICANS DISCUSSED ANDREW BOLT and PETA CREDLEN are BIG DISAPPOINTMENTS Because THEY WON'T DISCUSS THESE TOPICS AS THEY ARE ONLY WORRIED about THEY'RE ONE HOUR PROGRAMS and SAVING THEY'RE OWN PROGRAMS COWARDLY BALLESS WONDERS 💯💯 Percent

  15. Although not within my career, I did work on my last job within my scope of ability. My boss finally quit asking if I'd work overtime because I never said no. He always asked me to work later because he knew how I worked. Working with him, he knew that together we could get three hours of work done in half the time or less. I often was still being paid (on the clock) for a couple of hours afterwards when I was already sitting at a 'gin-mill' or at home. A "perk" of doing a good job. [Wink.]

  16. In my personal experience, women who are promoted into a position of authority, let it go to their head more than a man would. They tend to "lord" it over those under them and become tiny despots within the company. Many get fired because of their attitude a few months later. Some women just aren't meant to be supervisors. JMO.

  17. On The Project Lisa Wilkinson earns $2.3 million a year whilst Carrie Bikmore earns $500,000! Sexism or the gender pay gap? I'm confused……………..

  18. Oxford University has admitted to allowing women 15 more minutes to complete mathematical tests than they do men. The University doesn't believe that this is a sexist Act, and defends it by saying that women deal with more stress and therefore need more time and they STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND MATHS!

  19. If Tania Plebascek was right women would be rushing to become welders, construction workers concreters etc. If it was such a doddle for such high pay.

  20. Will Daisy do a story about why Alec Holowka committing suicide? A Twitter feminist, Zoe Quinn, accused him of sexual abuse, he got fired, killed himself, and now all the game devs are hiding from the internet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVgixf5zOYs

  21. You misunderstand the complexity of the issue, and focus on debunking weak and vague arguments.

    I can see how you're right about lower middle-class jobs where women and men might be in roles that reflect their gender (childcare v construction etc), but the discrepancy in upper middle-class jobs is very obvious.

    I can tell you from personal experience that in the City men earn more for doing the same full-time jobs as women, with the same qualifications. I see it all the time. People seldom discuss what they get paid because it inevitably opens a can of worms.

    Where has the pay gap been debunked? I've never heard that. There's plenty of evidence to the contrary.

    As a YouTuber you're a bit out of the loop really.

  22. "Married men managers without kids also earn more for each hour at work: they earn $38.40 per hour while married women without kids earn only $28.70. That means that for each hour spent at their jobs, male married managers without kids earn about 34% more than women."
    <https://towardsdatascience.com/is-the-difference-in-work-hours-the-real-reason-for-the-gender-wage-gap-interactive-infographic-6051dff3a041>

  23. Western women who say child rearing is unpaid labor!! Mmm Does not the man bring in the money to raise the family? On another note western men will replace the western women with filipinas who work and raise children with no problem at all!

  24. I am a Transmale – I can tell you that testosterone is a very powerful hormone and the backbone to the male psyche. I’ve always said that this hormone is the only variable standing between men and women and the power imbalance or perceived imbalance. Women produce on average 1/100th the test of males – women who produce more than the average who engage in athletics and physical jobs have more of an assertive nature and have higher self esteem. That said , women are powerful creatures- I hate these Hollywood elites standing on stage in vagina hats screaming curse words and prattling on and on about their periods – That’s NOT a powerful woman. That DOES NOT gain a woman respect.

    Women of the world – please stop following these fools. Stand in your natural power and SHOW your abilities – those abilities men or males like me do not possess! We the people need you!

  25. "Why aren't we payed the same!!!", Men: "OK, can you get down there and unblock the pipe? There is a lot of shit blocking it."

    Men: "Yeah sure, i'm on it."
    Women: "Whaaaaaaa??! Oh no! I don't do that!!!. You do the "shit", i'll do the "pretty jobs!" Fair? smiley face wink

    Women: "we want equality! (but only equality that benefits women)"

    Men: What's new??

  26. Isn't it "Gender Based Discrimination" to ASSUME that "Metal Workers" are ALL Men and that "Early Child Care Workers" are ALL Women??! Hmmmmm…..

  27. I’ll start this off by saying although I am a leftie I really enjoy your videos. You’re respectful and even though I disagree on a lot of things you always have good reasons for you opinions. I have to say I agree with you when you say the left pushes the narrative that woman get paid less for doing the same job as men. It very much annoys me as it obviously isn’t true. However I consider the fact that there is a difference in the average yearly wage a result of past sexism? For example jobs that typically have more females pay less than jobs that typically have more males. I think is due to the sexism that society was originally built upon? This level of sexism is obviously not around today, but some it’s effects still are, which is why I think there is that difference in wages? Women don’t get paid less for the same work, but the jobs that women are more likely to work in do.

  28. Apparently I have become addicted to you!! I’m finding 5 days without words of wisdom from you is too long to bare.

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