Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Why Women Make Less Than Men

The other day I was listening to our local public radio station. They have a call-in program where they discuss the issues of the day. One issue that day was some new report that women are still making some 76% of what men make. The two hosts discussed it for a minute, then began discussing a raise in the minimum wage.

A woman then called in to say she supported a raise in the minimum wage. She said she was making more than the minimum and would gladly take a dollar an hour pay cut so that others could make a living wage. The next caller was another woman who said she agreed 100% with the first woman.

And that, my friends, is why despite a total lack of discrimination, women still make less than men.

Women just don't care how much they make. They would rather take care of people than make money.