If you haven't been living under a rock since the passing of the Equal Pay Act in 1963, you have heard an earful regarding the argument of women receiving equal pay. You have also heard that despite the laws put into place, women are still being paid less on average compared to their male coworkers.
In the heart of the newly established “Boy’s Club of the West” in Silicon Valley lies the ever so prominent company of Google. Long regarded as one of the world’s most sought-after workplaces due to the company's generous compensation and hard to refuse benefits. In latest news; however, the reputation of the tech giant has taken a turn for the worst – Google is now under examination by the Labor Department and is facing criticism from investors and even the employees themselves over how much more male employees are paid compared to female employees.
Technology giants in Silicon Valley have grown tremendously in not only wealth but in influence, and yet they still have not progressed in leveling the playing field for women, who are not only paid less than men but are also underrepresented in engineering and leadership roles.
In this day in age, it is very hard for a family to live solely off of one income not only due to an increase in prices but also due to the uncertainty of the market- some people could have their jobs taken at any moment. America’s workforce is cutthroat and so is the pay.
Women do not deserve equal pay. Now before you stop reading the rest of this here me out:
Women make up 47% of the workforce, outnumber men in college, and have even earned more bachelor’s and master’s degrees in college than men since the early 1980’s. Despite all this, there is still a 20% pay gap across the board for women in the workforce, and this number only increases for those in professional and technical occupations. The fact that there are more CEOs named John than female CEOs is ridiculous.
Just because women haven’t been in the workforce for as long as men, does not give employers the right to pay them less. Not only in the U.S., but around the world do the brains behind each and every company have this mindset.
Instead of fighting for equal pay, why aren't more women fighting for more pay than their male coworkers? Think about it, without females, the male race could literally not survive. Society has begun to shift into this mindset that women should be more valued- well if that is the case, pay them more.
And you thought this would be a negative article based off of the headline...