GENDER PAY GAP: FACT OR FICTION?

A specific example of gender-based pay inequality:

I have an acquaintance who works in Melbourne as an architect. She was once employed by a firm that was very male dominated, and sexism was rife.

She told me a story about a young man – a recent graduate – who began work at the firm and was placed under her supervision. One day, they were accidentally given each other’s payslips. She was enraged to discover he was making a good $10,000 a year more than her, despite being her subordinate and far less experienced.

The anecdotal pay differential has evolved, in October 2016 Clementine Ford asserting¬†that the female architect was paid “somewhere in the region of $5,000 to $8,000 less” than the male she was supervising – pick it up at 7:10.

The gender pay gap is imaginary, as is Clemmie’s “underpaid” female architect.

 

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