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    The gender wage gap is a controversial social issue that has constantly resurfaced throughout recent years. Even with the Equal Pay Act of 1963, women are still perceived to be at a disadvantage when comparing

    The Gender Pay Gap: Fact or Fiction?—The Misleading Truth

    The gender wage gap is a controversial social issue that has constantly resurfaced throughout recent years. Even with the Equal Pay Act of 1963, women are still perceived to be at a disadvantage when comparing women’s yearly earnings to...

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    • Dear Chelsy,
      I am passionate about your post, “The Gender Pay Gap: Fact or Fiction?” because it elaborates on the disadvantage, as a female, that I have in comparison to a man. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The “unadjusted” wage gap does not take into account factors such as level of education, type of occupation, and hours worked. The reason why women were earning less as a whole was due to a majority of them dominating lower-paying jobs and working less hours.” I think this is significant in the wage gap controversy because it shows the other components to the argument. Another sentence that I found interesting was, “There is no doubt that the wage gap might eventually come to a close in the near future with much support from thousands of organizations in America.” This stood out for me because it gives me hope that the future will not be the same as the present. Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time, I too was faced with sexism. I was refused from a position that I knew I had all the credentials for but the only thing was, I was not a male therefore I never got the position. It was extremely discriminatory but of course, no justice. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this post alone has given me enough ammunition to begin to find a way to fix this gap.

      Much intrigued,
      Charmaine Banks

    • Dear Chelsy,
      I am passionate about your post, “The Gender Pay Gap: Fact or Fiction?” because it elaborates on the disadvantage, as a female, that I have in comparison to a man. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The “unadjusted” wage gap does not take into account factors such as level of education, type of occupation, and hours worked. The reason why women were earning less as a whole was due to a majority of them dominating lower-paying jobs and working less hours.” I think this is significant in the wage cap controversy because it shows the other components to the argument. Another sentence that I found interesting was, “There is no doubt that the wage gap might eventually come to a close in the near future with much support from thousands of organizations in America.” This stood out for me because it gives me hope that the future will not be the same as the present. Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time, I too was faced with sexism. I was refused from a position that I knew I had all the credentials for but the only thing was, I was not a male therefore I never got the position. It was extremely discriminatory but of course, no justice. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this post alone has given me enough ammunition to begin to find a way to fix this gap.

      Much intrigued,
      Charmaine Banks

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