I can only tell you from my own, personal experience, but that infographic is merging some things to warp truth.
While it is true that there are more men in certain careers, the wage gap relates specifically to how much the women and men are being paid in the same job within them.
For example, if you have a male and female nuclear engineer, the female will be paid on average 23% less, and they will both spend the same amount of time at work.
Women overall may spend less time at work then men, but not in the same jobs.
In fact, in my entire career, I have found myself often the first one in the office and the last one to leave. I have routinely had 18 hour days, 6 or 7 days a week, for the past 15 years, while I’ve had to endure the men subordinate to me taking paternity leave and vacations with their family and leaving early for their kids soccer games and PTA meetings – How DARE they! Who do they think they are?
And yet, in *almost* every job I’ve had, I have been paid less than my male counterparts. (The one shining exception was at a family-run company that serviced nonprofits and social enterprise).
At one company, I found out due to a “mistake” from someone in HR on their way out that I was actually paid $150K A year less than a man hired a year after me in an equivalent position – who had more equity than me – and there was nothing I could do about it except go to the EEOC.
I believe you should put the right resource in a job, male, female, black, white, purple, cat, dog, alien – whatever.
I am proof that the wage gap exists. Anyone who tells you that it doesn’t is trying to push an agenda of some kind.
If you take out the bits about feminism/sexism/wage gap then it becomes an entirely different infographic.
Men spend 54 more minutes per day at work than women on average: Charts by Topic: Work and employment, which is 10% more (not 14%) and 11% more likely to die at work (simply because there are more men in “dangerous” jobs): Occupational fatality.
There is no quantifiable way to say that men “choose” highest-paid specializations or college majors, only how many men are in each field. (There is a huge dropoff in the US and Europe in STEM fields, for both male and female, around 8th grade, but men seem to come back to it later.)
And lastly. women still earn less no matter what the age. The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2015)
(Edited to include my clarification comment.)
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Are-the-facts-in-this-infographic-about-male-vs-female-employment-true
Originally Posted On: 2015-11-30