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Best Answer pkaram says
Sorry about the delayed reply but I forgot all about this area of hubpages.
You are right, in those industries. But how many of these top positions are filled by women. They may get similar pay but there are far fewer of them.
I believe the statistics are comparing the pay of men and women who do similar work, not the average wage of a working woman vs the average wage of a working man.
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Just found this great answer. Yes the data I quoted was for the UK. Seems you are finding similar patterns in the US. Not good news. Why has this happened. More importantly. Why aren't women demanding equal pay. Almost 60 years later?
You make a good point.
Michael Mulcahy says
It is hard to believe such a naive idea. What evidence are you offering to back this opinion.
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This answer is so dumb that I doubt you even read the hub. How can you make such outrageous assumptions with no evidence. You really need to read the facts as compiled by the office for national statistics (ONS) before making such wild claims.
I totally agree with your views. We do not want tokenism. We need people who can do the job. If you cannot pull your weight, then you do not get the job. By the same token. If you work the same job as a man, you should get the same pay.