Look at this Fucking Oppressor: samanticshift: Reading arguments about “the myth of the wage gap” is...

sosungalittleclodofclay:

samanticshift:

sosungalittleclodofclay:

samanticshift:

Reading arguments about “the myth of the wage gap” is so unbelievably frustrating because the wage gap is not simply an issue of women being paid less for the same work.That’s part of it, sure, but there are other factors as well, and people who shout “yeah well women work…

but it’s not explicit discrimination up and down the line like the legislation and rhetoric on the issue states? that feminism has been spending political capital on for the last 50 years and screaming it’s head off about? it’s actually field choice and pay differences, coupled with pressures of motherhood?

congratulations, you now know what actually causes the wage gap.

funnily enough though, numerous people have pointed this out before you, and they got called antifeminists.  

so please keep this story going, I want to know where it leads you.

If you think that feminist arguments about the wage gap all boil down to “women are paid less than men for the same work all across the board,” you don’t know jackshit about feminism. That’s not surprising, of course—your reputation for obtuseness precedes you—but it sure is irritating.

Sorry, but all I got out of your little spiel was “I don’t actually have a counterargument, I just can’t resist being contrary.” Nice work.

No, it’s what they legislate. learn how to read.

but to address ‘me not knowing jack shit about the conversation’ It was recently changed by Hanna Rosin.

who’s starting to get the anti-feminist label attached to her because she sees ‘but the ~patriarchy!’ to be a cop out, as the patriarchy in her mind, is dead.

seriously, go out and claim that it’s pressures of motherhood and what work is done is the actual cause of the wage gap. point out that the average woman has three years less full time employment than a man. say that another ‘fair pay act’ is a waste of time and political capital.

try to keep the righteous anger of ‘we get paid 22 cents less on the dollar!’ while having a conversation of work/life balance.

If nothing else, it’ll be a productive conversation to have with your fellow feminists.

I briefly considered addressing this, but then I remembered that 1) you’re a joke, 2) oceanicsteam is already schooling you pretty hard, and 3) you’re not really engaging my points. So I’m gonna go make lunch and brew some more tea instead.

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    Again, you did not understand the post, or, well, much of anything. And I’m sorry about that, but hey, congrats on being...
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    I’m crying this is just hilarious. I guess we’ve now answered the question of what the world looks like sideways, huh?
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