Today it’s International Women’s day, so I have a couple blogs to share about different issues.
First I wish to tackle the Equal Pay cause.
Equal Pay have been one of the battles of Feminists since some time, and actually it is completely and utterly wrong, and here’s why:
1- The salaries are usually negotiated, so every individual have the possibility to accept or reject the salary.
2- Women have more away of work time, like pregnancies, pregnancy leaves, sick kids … that poses problems for the employers, especially during pregnancies, when employers must find and train substitutes.
Simply put, to compare 2 salaries, you need to have same conditions, and when hiring women and men, these same conditions are not there. When plotted business wise, you have men that take x days away from work/year and women that take y days away from work/year. And y is always more than x, and sometimes can be multiple of x.
Here you go, that’s why men get paid more than women, and that is fair!