Equal Pay Day Continues to Push Pay Gap Myths
#EqualPayDay: The Pay Gap Is Not A Myth. We Repeat, The Pay Gap Is Not A Myth
Hands up who’s spotted articles ‘proving’ the pay gap is a lie? Well, we’re sorry to tell you, they’re wrong.
Believe us, if the pay gap was a myth, we’d be the first to celebrate. We wouldn’t be writing this article because we’d be busy queuing up outside the nearest ATM, withdrawing our savings in ten-pound notes, throwing them up in the air and rolling around in them on the pavement.
We’d be updating our Facebook statuses with our salaries, framing our pay cheques and heading to Selfridges. We’d definitely still enjoy a rant about the importance of equality, but we’d focus on things like why-it’s-unfair-to-feel-scared-every-time-we-walk-home-in-the-dark, and how-rapists-need-harsher-sentences and why-oh-god-why-is-FGM-even-still-a-thing.
We wouldn’t have a day dedicated to wage discrepancy, because how boring is that? We’d rather have a day dedicated to ditching social media. Or high fiving junior doctors. Or walking up the escalator.
So trust us when we say we’re not writing about the pay gap because it’s fun. Writing about the pay gap isnotfun. Writing about the pay gap is important. Because the pay gap still exists, and it’s holding all of us back.
And here are the facts, so you can make up your own mind.
IT’S NOT NECESSARILY ABOUT EARNING LESS THAN YOUR MALE COLLEAGUES *RIGHT NOW*
One of the main arguments being brought forward by Pay Gap Deniers (we’ve coined that phrase, and we’re keeping it), is that men and women who do the same job are increasingly likely to earn the same wage. Hurrah! That’s true. Men and women who do the same jobareincreasingly likely to earn the same wage. Especially if the men and women in question are both in their 20s, and don’t have children.
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