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.