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Why Are Women Still Paid Less Than Men. What Has Happened To Equal Rights For Women?


We have had the equal pay act since the 1970's and yet women still earn a third less than their male counterparts. Why is this discrimination still happening? And more importantly why is nobody talking about it?

 

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    molometer 5 years ago

    Hi Peter,

    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.


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    molometer 5 years ago

    Hi Sally's,

    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?

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    molometer 5 years ago

    It is hard to believe such a naive idea. What evidence are you offering to back this opinion.

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    molometer 2 years ago

    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.

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    molometer 5 years ago

    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.