Anonymous: My biggest question with the equal pay debate is 'how can you calculate that women are being paid less then men.' I see a lot of different charts trying to say that women make this much less than men but how can they come to that conclusion? Aren't there things such as different paying jobs or jobs in which someone has been working longer than the new person. Are women really being paid less than men or is this just another liberal way to make republicans look bad?
Those who claim the equal pay gap is a thing, simply add up all of men’s and women’s income and compare them. But you can’t do that. It doesn’t take into account career choices, hours worked or time spent out of the workforce. When you actually compare apples to apples, the wage gap disappears and in some situations, women are paid more than men.