Today’s guest post analyzes the gender wage gap. We’ve already looked at the pay between men vs. women in major sports and now it’s time to take another look at the issue with this intelligent post written by Dave Landry Jr.
Dave, the floor is yours.
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The gender wage gap is a very well-known problem that comes from an insidious web of causes. Upper management is a male-dominated profession because of centuries of oppression of women, to the extent that it is normalized in today’s society because it has been the standard for so long. Everyone just assumes a few things about their role in a company – both men and women. That’s right, even women tend to fall into the pitfalls of traditional perception, and this contributes even further to the divide between each gender’s salaries.
Especially with current events calling attention to the continued inequality between women and men, it is important we all be aware of the cold hard facts. Gender inequality is most apparent when one considers the gender wage gap because the numbers just don’t lie. They do, however, have a lot of causes that are unexpected. How women perceive themselves is as important a consideration in this data as how men, and even other women, perceive them. We are all under the spell of this normalized brand of chauvinism, because it has been around for so long that we are desensitized to it.