Move on, there’s no real gender wage gap

I have long known from studies referenced  that there is no such thing as a gender gap anymore, when you account for hours worked, and the assertiveness and value of women it essentially vanishes or turns insignificant. The prejudice is essentially gone, but the powerful narrative remains. The rhetoric feminists use is based on ancient obsolete studies, not objective and up to date ones such as Pewpew. When you account for men working 9 hours longer and generally get paid in overtime any difference is statistically irrelevant. It is true though that women are somewhat less likely to become major CEOs, enter hard science, or become programmers, and this can be explained in many ways (generally  individual decisions by women to work less), which don’t require psychological guesswork, “a patriarchy” or a culture of “oppression.”

I got the “9 hour gap per week” figure from Pew Pew: “Among all people ages 16 and older, men spend an average 30 hours a week on paid work and women spend 21.”22
If for some reason you don’t trust Pewpew, the BLS has its own set of numbers that show men work significantly longer. (Men worked an average of 41.1 hours per week. Woman worked an average of 36.4 hours per week in paid employment. More specifically, women are twice as likely to take part-time work as men.) I’m not concerned enough to find out whether Pewpew or the BLS have more accurate numbers, for me it’s enough to show that there is a material difference in hours worked, and both agree on the correlation.

Here’s another fun fact:  women actually tend to make more per hour than men doing part time work.

Anyway, here’s a video summarizing the issue.

Obviously there is still an absence among the largest CEOs at large companies, but those people live in a totally different world than what any of us are going to experience, where corruption and nepotism are rules governing their a parallel universe that government doesn’t yet have the strength to reset. Women lead fewer video game companies, because women don’t like video games as much, few study programming (except for the transgendered who are overly represented–if they count as women), and women lately have preferred to use video games as a medium to preach progressive messages in a condescending and boring way rather than to make the interesting escapist fantasies that men actually want to play. (Famous feminists who don’t actually play video games have waged a war on video games for the last few years, decrying the objectification of women because there have been too many sexy babes, in games that women don’t like to play.) Basically they’re highly irrational and part of the reason American games have been censored and boring lately to avoid controversy, with ugly women with monkey lips as protagonists or on the covers.

More women get college degrees these days (though they favor degrees that tend to pay less), and half of the students in my major were women. If the women from my major want to change upper management they can if they’re assertive and committed to their careers. We nearly had a female president and there were no serious indications that her sex would have been a liability rather than an asset for scoring votes by a large feminist and progressive base, so I consider fighting sexism flogging a dead horse when society should move on to bigger and more real controversies. Feminism is dead, and feminist activism should stay buried along with the 70’s. When the genders are nearly at parity in the workforce, the only way for women to rise further is to feminize men and cut mens’ dicks. (I think we’ve been going in that direction in the west, which has begun to drive men to join “the sexual right.”)


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