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Response to demwing (Reply #94)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:48 AM

120. The truth is a great thing and I am all for it

 

but saying women make 70% of what a man makes for the same job isn't the truth.

You can only get that stat by comparing the mean salary of all women to all men.

This means that working 35 hours is no different than working 55 hours.

Or that 15 years seniority is the same as 0.

Or that a CEO is the same as a day care worker.

I think we can rightly agree that those are different things. Yes? You can admit to that can't you?

If you account for relevant factors at most you can get about 6% difference.

And even if that were entirely attributable to sexism and not other factors that are harder to quantify (like aggressiveness in demanding raises) that is a far cry from the 30% cited by some that cannot be supported by the facts.

And if the facts show the 70 cents on the dollar for the same job claim to be untrue then it is not the Truth. Correct?

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