Conservatives all know the supposed “gender gap” in income is a myth. Unfortunately, when we tried to find actual statistics to support this conservative claim… we found that EVERY SINGLE STATISTIC on gender-based inequality somehow supports the liberal view that there really is pay discrimination based on sex. Talk about LIBERAL BIAS!!!
For example, Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) said “When it comes to employment, the fact is many women seek jobs that provide more flexibility for their family over more money, which is the choice that I made as a young working mom.”
Yet somehow, this graph shows that even when you compare the salaries of men and women who hold the same job titles, there is still an income gap:
And this graph shows that even when you compare the salaries of men and women within the same industry, there is still an income gap:
And this graph shows that you can group occupations a different way, and still see an income gap:
And this graph shows that even then you just look at male and female actors being paid million-dollar salaries, there is still an income gap:
And this graph shows that even when you try to account for differences between low-paying jobs and high-paying jobs, there is still a gap:
And this graph shows that although some industries show a smaller gap than others, certain industries have an enormous income gap:
And this graph shows that the argument that “women deliberately choose lower-paying jobs” is in part because jobs that are stereotypically viewed as “women’s work” are paid less, which is a different kind of income gap:
This is just ridiculous!
Maybe women work fewer hours? Nope: Among people working over 50 hours per week, over 50 weeks per year, women’s earnings are 83% of men’s in the same occupation (source).
Maybe women interrupt their careers to have kids? Nope: Full-time working women who have been out of college for ten years and haven’t had children still make 77 cents on the male dollar. (source)
Statistic after statistic shows that there is absolutely NO SUPPORT for any of the conservative arguments.
HOW IS THAT FAIR?
Obviously, ALL OF THESE GRAPHS are just guilty of deliberate, sinister and conspiratorial liberal bias!!!!