How every company in America can save 23% on wages:
Want to save 23% on your company's wage expenses? Think it's not possible? Here's one simple trick you can do to start saving today:
That's right, just hire women. Women keep parroting the misleading statistic that they only make 77 cents to every dollar a man makes, so why don't more companies simply replace all—or the majority—of their workforce with women?
Save 23%. Hire women.
Even if you disagree with everything I said, even if you decide to be an incorrigible moron and disregard 100% of the evidence and sources, the results are the same: women don't make up a large majority of the workforce. This is the smoking gun. There is no disputing this.
Women make up about 51% of the workforce, according to the US Department of Labor1. So either companies don't want to save 23% on their wages, or the "77%" wage gap number is bullshit, because both can't be true.
We know for a fact that companies are willing to break immigration laws by hiring illegal aliens to pay them less, so why would they draw the line there and not hire women as well if they could simply pay them less? If wage
discrimination is as wholesale and sweeping as critics claim, and women are just as equal and capable as men—and they are—then we should see a significant bump in employment figures for women. We don't because the 77% figure
If I had to wager a guess, I'd suspect that the numbers are probably being skewed by women's groups for the purpose of pushing the narrative that they're eternally victimized so they can stay relevant and keep getting funding and
attention from supporters (to the tune of $3.7 million dollars). Case in point, one of the largest sources disseminating this statistic is the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The AAUW has created a "legal advocacy fund" which is the largest US-based legal fund focused solely on sex discrimination cases against women (and only women).
The AAUW has a vested interest in making sure there's plenty of healthy controversy and belief that women are constantly being victimized by wage discrimination. In fact, one of the requirements your sexual discrimination case
has to meet is your willingness to let them use your case for further publicity and funding:
The LAF Committee requires cases to meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for case support: ...Allow AAUW to publicize support for the case internally and externally, including in the media, on the website, and in electronic and print communications2
Some of what they do is important advocacy for legitimate sexual discrimination cases. I know plenty of women in real life who've been sexually harassed in the workplace. It does happen, and it's unfortunate that groups like the
AAUW exist to capitalize on the publicity it generates. I wouldn't be so suspicious of their motives if they weren't so tenaciously pushing this misleading "77%" statistic.
Even the non-partisan PolitiFact website, noted for its fair approach towards fact-checking political claims, calls this number misleading: