Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Reality Cheques : Status of Women Canada (Part 1)

One of the central justifications for the continued suckling of radical feminist organizations such as NAC at the government breast of SoW Canada is the 'fact' that women earn less pay than men for equal work. This is blithely stated over and over and over again by proponents, with never a shred of evidence to back it up.

This might have been true 30 years ago. But it simply is not true today. Show me an employer that pays a woman less than a man for the same job. It doesn't exist. If the argument is based on comparing different jobs, where men are in the majority in one and women in the other, then the equivalence of status and value of the work performed is at best subjective. In the end, in a free market, the pay given to employees reflects their value to the organization. If one position pays less than another, the chances are pretty high that it's actually worth less.

Saying something over and over doesn't make it true, but it does fool the gullible Canadian media and with them a large percentage of the public. It's time we heard these statements challenged and time to show us the evidence if it really can be found.