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How would you close the gender pay gap?

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-In 1961, American historian Daniel J Boorstin coined the phrase “pseudo-events” to describe a growing trend in journalism and politics.

An actual event, the sort of thing that used to fill newspaper columns, may be a plane crash, a shooting or a fire.

A pseudo-event, by contrast, is a staged event produced solely for the purpose of generating media coverage — think press conferences, pre-planned protests or the release of a research report.

Yesterday, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency released its annual gender equality scorecard, announcing the “gender pay gap” had fallen by 1.1 per cent but that men still earnt 21.3 per cent more than women on average.https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/at-work/how-would-you-close-the-gender-pay-gap/news-story/ae16514e8ba1c611e11b82885c3b9518?utm_medium=Facebook&utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_source=News.com.au
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Critics of the gender pay gap argument say it all comes down to choice — women choose to take time out of the workforce to raise a family, for example, or choose to work in nursing rather than finance.
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Do you really think that gender pay gap exists?
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There is no gender pay gap, there is a personal choices pay gap.
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Wow, an article from news.com.au that isn’t about man bashing or how tough women have it? How refreshing.
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The issue is that women are no good at Math or doing physical dangerous work, which is where most high paying jobs are and where the % of men is over 70%. Engineering - high salary, mostly men. FIFO machine operations - high salary, mostly men. Childcare workers - low salary, 100% women
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The issue is that women are no good at Math or doing physical dangerous work, which is where most high paying jobs are and where the % of men is over 70%. Engineering - high salary, mostly men. FIFO machine operations - high salary, mostly men. Childcare workers - low salary, 100% women
Men can't go into childcare without being seen as suspicious or judged as possibly being a pedophile. Hence why men aren't doing it anymore.
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Ummm... according to the article posted yesterday, they also looked at gaps within industries and similar roles within those industries. Not just across the work force as a whole.
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I want a job because I’m better. Picking a woman because of their gender does not promote equality.
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I've been at my job three and a half years and get paid the exact same as a guy that got employed 6 months ago, similar age and I had triple the experience on starting than he did, currently do more than double the work that he does plus have more responsibilities in the office. Tell me again that the wage Gap isn't real?
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I've been at my job three and a half years and get paid the exact same as a guy that got employed 6 months ago, similar age and I had triple the experience on starting than he did, currently do more than double the work that he does plus have more responsibilities in the office. Tell me again that the wage Gap isn't real?
It's not real. It's just life. I get paid less than a female colleague I work with because she negotiated a better deal than me... and I'm ok with it because the boss scrutinizes her more than me.
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