You’ve all heard the statistic that women get paid roughly 75 cents for every dollar that men make in the workforce. It’s a statistic used frequently in politics today, mainly with the Democratic party.
I saw this video a few months ago and I randomly remembered it today. I watched it again and it’s very interesting. If it is true, then the current statistic that is being thrown around is misleading. Watch this video to find out why:
Admittedly, I have not done my research to double check this video. It may be false information. It certainly raises some excellent points, though. If anyone can disprove this video’s statistics then please let me know by posting in the comments. Otherwise I think it may hold some truth.
Edit: While the video is very general, it holds a certain amount of truth. While women may not make 99% of men’s salaries (like the video argues), they definitely do not 75% of men’s salaries when you compare two workers of the same field and experience. From many of the sources I have seen (many are in the comments section), there is an indication of anywhere between 85-95%. While this is better than 75%, it is still a problem we should look into. I hope it is closer to 95% than 85%… That is all I can say about this topic for now. I’ll do much more research in the future and get the facts out there.