Wage Gap

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Anita Sarkeesian makes 77 cents for every dollar a male con-artist earns.

— Average Feminist
The Wage Gap is a fictional totally real, totally not fictional concept that feminists spout in order to gain support for their bullshit movement.

While there is a difference in wages, it has nothing to do with gender and instead is the result of other factors such as education, work behavior and career choice.

On the Drunken Peasants

Ryan Wiley and the Drunken Peasants had a dispute over the wage gap. The saddest part of the whole thing is that Ryan Wiley has a degree in mathematics, and would be able to wipe the floor with Drunken Peasants if he had the data to back up his arguments. That should tell you something about how valid the wage gap is.

In A Nutshell

Laws enforcing equal pay

International laws

It is prohibited to discriminate on the basis of sex according to the international human rights law. In the International human rights law the statement on equal pay is the 1951 Equal Remuneration Convention, Convention 100 of the International Labour Organisation, a United Nations body. The Convention states that:

Each Member shall, by means appropriate to the methods in operation for determining rates of remuneration, promote and, in so far as is consistent with such methods, ensure the application to all workers of the principle of equal remuneration for men and women workers for work of equal value.

— C100 - Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100)[1]
Equal pay for equal work is also covered by Article 7 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights[2], Article 4 of the European Social Charter which is a Council of Europe treaty which was adopted in 1961[3] and revised in 1996[4], and Article 15 of African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights.[5] The Constitution of the International Labour Organization also proclaims "the principles of equal remuneration for equal value".[6]

Europe

Post-war Europe has a consistent pattern in women's participation in the labour market and legislation to promote equal pay for equal work across eastern and western countries.

Some countries now in the EU, including France, Germany, and Poland, had already enshrined the principle of equal pay for equal work in their constitutions before the foundation of the EU. When the European Economic Community, later the European Union (EU), was founded in 1957, the principle of equal pay for equal work was named as a key principle:

Each Member State shall during the first stage ensure and subsequently maintain the application of the principle that men and women should receive equal pay for equal work.

— Article 119 of the Treaty of Rome[7]
National legislations concerning pay equality between men and women in Europe:[8]
Country Main legal provisions
Austria The 1979 Act on Equal Treatment on Men and Women.
Belgium The general provision (Article 10) of the Belgian Constitution on equality under the law, which has included an explicit affirmation of equality of men and women since 2002; the Collective Agreement no. 25 on equal pay for male and female employees, adopted within the National Labour Council (N.L.C.) on 15 October 1975 and made generally binding by a Royal Decree of 9 December 1975; the 1999 Law on Equal Treatment for Men and Women; and the Act of 28 April 2003 on occupational pension schemes.
Bulgaria Equal pay for equal work included in the labour code.
Cyprus Equality between men and women is enshrined in Article 28(1) of the Constitution, which prohibits any direct or indirect discrimination against any person; and the law on Equal Pay for men and women for similar work or work of equal value of 2002 and the Law on Equal treatment of men and women in employment and vocational training of 2002.
Czech Republic Until 31 December 2006, the issue of remuneration for work in the Czech Republic was primarily regulated by Act no. 1/1992 Coll. on pay, remuneration for overtime work, and average income, and by Act no. 143/1991 Coll. on pay and remuneration for overtime work in civil service employment and in a few other organisations and bodies. From 1 January 2007, the legal framework changed radically, as both above mentioned acts were then incorporated into the new labour code - Act no. 262/2006 Coll. part 6 of the labour code deals with remuneration.
Denmark The 1976 Act on Equal Pay for Men and Women, and it has been amended several times. The currently applicable provisions can be found in the consolidation Act no. 906 of 27 August 2006.
Estonia In Estonia, the principle of equal pay was first clearly stipulated in the Wages Act 1994.
Finland The Finnish Constitution, chapter 2, section 6 and the Act on Equality between Men and Women.
France The 1946 Constitution and Articles L.140.2 and thereafter of the Labour Code.
Germany The 1949 Constitution or 'Basic Law' (Article 3 § 2, 3), and the Civil Code (Articles 611 and 612).
Greece Article 22(1)(b) of the 1975 Constitution, as amended in 2001, and Law 1484/1984.
Hungary In Hungarian legislation, equal pay is guaranteed in several ways. The Constitution guarantees non-discrimination in general (Article 70/A) and the right to equal pay for equal work in particular (Article 70/B, § 2). Besides these equality rules that are relevant to everyone, the equality of men and women in respect of all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights is specifically guaranteed in Article 66, § 1. Hungary also adopted a general anti-discrimination act in 2003, the Act CXXV of 2003 on Equal Treatment and Equal Opportunities (the ‘Equality Act’, hereafter EA). There is also the Act XXII of 1992 on the Labour Code contains a special ‘equal pay article’, adopted in order to fully comply with the equality requirements of the EU. Article 24 of the EA requires equal treatment in claiming and providing social security benefits, and the laws on private pension funds (in part corresponding to the occupational pension schemes) also require equal treatment.
Iceland Included in the Icelandic Constitution. There is also the Gender Equality Act.
Ireland The 1998 Employment Equality Act, repealing the 1974 Anti-Discrimination (Pay) Act and the 1977 Employment Equality Act.
Italy Article 37 of the Italian Constitution, Law 903/1977 (Article 2) and Law 125/1991.
Latvia The right to equal remuneration is guaranteed at the Constitutional level. Also a general anti-discrimination principle is laid down in Section 29 of the Labour Code, and Article 60 of the Labour Code contains a special and explicit provision concerning equal remuneration. And in the Social Security Act Article 2 (1) lays down a comprehensive definition of the prohibition of different treatment and discrimination.
Liechtenstein Legislation concerning equal pay is the Equality Act of 10 March 1999, which entered into force on 5 May 1999, and, where labour law is concerned, Section 1173a Article 9, § 3, of the Civil Code, which entered into force on 1 May 1995. Section 3 of the Equality Act establishes the prohibition of direct and indirect discrimination of female and male employees on grounds of sex. The prohibition especially concerns sex discrimination resulting in unequal pay. The obligation to pay equal salaries to men and women was already incorporated in labour legislation(Section 1173a Article 9, § 3ABGB) in 1995.
Lithuania Equal pay is guaranteed in the Constitution. Also the principle of equal pay is mainly covered in the Labour Code of 4 June 2002 and in the Equal Opportunities of Women and Men Act of 1December 1999.
Luxembourg The basic legislation regarding equal pay is the Grand-Ducal Regulation of 10 July 1974, which anticipated Directive 75/117/EEC. The principle of equal pay has been reaffirmed by legislation on the legal status of civil servants (the Civil Servants Legal Status Act of 22 June 1963, most recently amended in May 2003). It is also emphasised by the Minimum Wage Act, by the Collective Agreements Act and by the Works Councils Act.
Malta The main legislative provision on equal pay is found in the Employment and Industrial Relations Act 2002. This is supplemented by the provisions of the Equality of Men and Women Act of 2003.
Netherlands Equal pay is guaranteed in the Constitution (Article 1) and in Article 7:646 of the Civil Code. The equal pay principle is further defined in the Equal Treatment Act.
Norway The 1978 Act on Gender Equality.
Poland In Poland, the principle of equal pay for women and men is laid down both in the Constitution and in the Labour Code.
Portugal In Portugal, a general right to equal pay for equal work is laid down in the Constitution (Article 59). The same general principle is reiterated in the Labour Code, the Equality Act of 1979(for private workers), the Equality Act of 1988 (for civil servants), and in the Regulation Act.
Romania Equal pay for equal work is guaranteed in the constitution and in the Equal Opportunities Act.
Slovakia The principle of equal pay for men and women is guaranteed under Section 12 of the Slovak Constitution. Equal pay is also guaranteed in the

Anti-Discrimination Act and in the Labour Code.

Slovenia Equal pay is guaranteed in the Constitution, in the Equal Opportunities Act and in the Labour Code. In addition, there is the Act on the Implementation of the Principle of Equal Treatment, and the Pension and Disability Insurance Act.
Spain Equal pay is guaranteed in the Constitution (sections 14 and 35, and to section 28), in the Workers' Statute, and in the General Act of Social Security.
Sweden Equal pay is guaranteed in the 1991 Equal Opportunities Act.
UK The basic legislation regarding equal pay the Equal Pay Act 1970. Also the Equal Opportunities Commission publishes a Code of Practice on Equal Pay that gives practical advice to employers. The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland also publishes a Code of Practice. Equality in occupational pensions is required by the Pensions Act 1995.

United States

The Equal Pay Act of 1963[9] and Civil Rights Act of 1964[10] makes it outright illegal for businesses in the US to discriminate on the basis of sex.

Australia

In Australia equal pay is guaranteed in the Sex Discrimination Act of 1984[11] and in the Workplace Gender Equality Act of 2012(which is an amendment to the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999).[12]

Canada

Pay equality is guaranteed under the Canadian Human Rights Act.[13] In Ontario, pay equality is required under the Employment Standards Act of 2000.[14] Every Canadian jurisdiction has similar legislation, although the name of the law will vary.

Taiwan

In Taiwan, equal pay is guaranteed in the Act of Gender Equality in Employment of 2002.[15]

The Outcome

But obviously feminists don't give a flying fuck about facts, which is why Equal Pay Day was created and Obama and Hillary gave the whole "77%" spiel before Congress. It might be sincere, but they have to spout the bullshit out to avoid being called sexist by feminists.

TJ said it is a simple Democratic party talking piece that gives the politicians support easier, which is of course correct.

Pictures and Videos

BuzzFeed bullshit.

Some shitty BuzzFeed video perpetuating the wage gap myth.
A fixed version of that video.

Refutations of the Wage Gap

How every company in America can save 23% on wages
Equalpayday
The Final Takedown of the Wage Gap Myth
TL;DR - The Sound of Crumbling Narratives
The pay inequality myth Women are more equal than you think
Why Do People Hate Feminism? 3 - The Gender Pay Gap ( EqualPayDay)

Gallery

Wage Gap Studies

Refuting the Wage Gap

Likelihood of Position/Pay Negotiation By Gender

Discrimination in STEM

References

  1. http://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:12100:0::NO::P12100_ILO_CODE:C100
  2. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights:http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6b36c0.html
  3. European Social Charter: http://www.conventions.coe.int/Treaty/en/Treaties/Html/035.htm
  4. European Social Charter (revised): http://www.conventions.coe.int/Treaty/en/Treaties/Html/163.htm
  5. African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights: http://www.hrcr.org/docs/Banjul/afrhr.html
  6. The Constitution of the International Labour Organization: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/leg/download/constitution.pdf
  7. http://ec.europa.eu/archives/emu_history/documents/treaties/rometreaty2.pdf
  8. Report by the Commission's Network of legal experts in the fields of employment, social affairs and equality between men and women: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/gender-equality/files/2007report_on_equal_pay_for_pub_-final_en.pdf
  9. United States federal law Equal Pay Act of 1963: http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/epa.cfm
  10. United States civil rights legislation Civil Rights Actof 1964: http://library.clerk.house.gov/reference-files/PPL_CivilRightsAct_1964.pdf
  11. Australian Sex Discrimination Act 1984: http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2014C00002
  12. Australian Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012: http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2015C00088
  13. Canadian Human Rights Act: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/H-6/FullText.html
  14. Canadian Employment Standards Act: http://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/00e41
  15. Taiwan Act of Gender Equality in Employment: http://laws.mol.gov.tw/eng/EngDownLoad.asp?msgid=44&file=efile1