The age-old feminist myth is still being argued and propagated today without a single shred of intelligence applied. They argue that white males on average earn more than black males and women. Their argument? Interview 1,000,000 white males, ask them how much they make in a year, add them all together and divide by 1,000,000 to get the average earnings. Interview 1,000,000 black males, ask them how much they make in a year, add them all together and divide by 1,000,000 to get the average earnings. Interview 1,000,000 females, ask them how much they make in a year, add them all together and divide by 1,000,000 to get the average earnings. A comparison of the averages then tells you that white males somehow manage to earn more on average than black males or women.
This argument is illogical and fallacious. It is built upon willful and deliberate lies! If you interview 7 men who are architects and 3 men who work at McDonalds, and average their yearly earnings, and then interview 3 women who are architects and 7 women who work at McDonalds, and average their yearly earnings, of course the averages are going to be different! This is not how you determine wage differences. This is just idiotic! Each company must be dealt with on its own. You interview the employees of the company, factor in their positions (job titles), then evaluate the wages in accordance with their positions. Regular employees with regular employees, managers with managers, janitors with janitors, etc., etc., etc. You do not lump every job together and hope that will somehow prove your willfully ignorant case.
Imagine that architects earn $100,000/year, doctors earn $75,000/year, and school teachers earn $50,000/year. What if more women prefer to be school teachers and so choose school teacher as their profession? What if more black males prefer to be doctors and so choose doctor as their profession? What if more white males prefer to be architects and so choose architects are their profession? Where is this imaginary "wage discrepancy"? If you had more black women preferring to be architects and so choosing architects as their profession, and more white males preferring to work at gas stations and so choosing gas station attendant as their profession, are these anti-intellectual feminists going to argue that "on average black women earn more than white males"? No!!! Why? Because they are ignorant hypocrites!
If a white male, a black male, and a woman walk into McDonalds to be hired for the same job, they will each start off at the exact same wage! If a white male, a black male, and a woman walk into Walmart to be hired for the same job, they will each start off at the exact same wage! If a white male, a black male, and a woman walk into Tim Hortons to be hired for the same job, they will each start off at the exact same wage! Where is this imaginary "wage discrepancy"?
If more men are in higher paying jobs, it does not prove that "on average men earn more than women." Each job has to be looked at on its own and judged by its own merits. If you have 125 male junior architects at one firm, and 75 female junior architects at the same firm, their earnings ought to be the same. If they are not, that is where you address wage discrepancy. If one of them gets some kind of promotion, that needs to be looked at separately as that person is separate from the rest. You cannot average between different firms that pay different rates because then you are creating a false average again.
This illogical fallacious myth is still being perpetuated and propagated by half-wit anti-intellectual 3rd-wave feminists as if it contained any shred of truth to it, which it does not. If there were any truth to this myth, then when a white male, a black male, and a female walked into McDonalds or Walmart for a job, the white man would earn % more than the black man and the black man would earn % more than the woman, which is simply unfounded. If such companies do such things with identical titles bestowed on different people, that is when wage discrepancy needs to be addressed. It does not exist when you are tallying every job imaginable and then dividing out to the average (which is not even true anyway as 1 person earning $1,000,000 and 10 people earning $1 is not an average earning of $90910—none of the 11 people are earning that amount).
We also are not factoring in whether these people are part-time employees or full-time employees. We also are not factoring in education or years of experience. We also are not factoring in single or married life. You cannot lump all these things together and then attempt to argue for a coherent case when your information is incoherent. If you have more women employed full time and more men employed part time, are you going to argue that "on average women earn more than men"? Of course not! You cannot confuse varying bits of data. A white male, a black male, and a woman starting a new job at the same time and remaining in that job for the same number of years receiving the same promotions will earn the exact same amount. If the woman has been in that job 10 years longer than the males, is she somehow "on average earning more than males"? No! Her years of experience have earned her her pay difference, just as would be the case if it were a male.