Half the time Henrin, you're either so damn contradictory, confusing, or vague in your statements I haven't the slightest idea how to respond to you.
OMG, let me at him, omg
I am quite confident that many employers pay as little as possible. Sometimes that may mean offering a woman a smaller starting salary with the presumption that she will be more likely to accept it anyway.
I think that, for this case, both sides have sufficiently compelling reasoning to justify toning down the rhetoric a bit. We suspect male employees do tend to have slightly higher job competitive drive, similarly we expect males generally have more upper body strength. Statistically, the difference in pay is certainly significant, but it is not supermassive so-as-to make pure gender discrimination the unquestionably dominant explanation for the overwhelming gap.
I think that, with the situation as it is, the best solution is not necessarily from legislation, but from individuals. It is illegal for a company to discriminate against employees salaries on the basis of gender, so sites like glassceiling can help employees keep employers honest. Employees should make use of these tools and make employers accountable. Unfortunately, i'm not fond of this solution because, if there are many potential applicants for a given position, you would have no leverage (they would just hire another woman who would accept the reduced pay), i just can't think of a better one. Forcing employers to pay the same, it's the system we're supposed to already have, but it gets increasingly complicated when tasks, bonuses and raises are always individualized.
If ignorance is bliss, you must be as giddy as a pig in ****.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy