So I just got published in the Washington Examiner! The article critiques the so-called gender wage gap (which I've taken on before, here, here and here).
I note the discrepancy between men and women in pay is simply raw wages. One could look at other discrepancies too, like the fact that men make up 93 percent of workplace fatalities. Then I reference that ridiculous "debate" between Jordan Peterson and Cathy Newman. Unfortunately, a bit got left on the cutting room floor. (Those word limits are a pain!)
Peterson noted that you have to look at all the reasons for the gap. Newman inanely responded that “Why should women put up with those reasons?” I then (would have) dropped the hammer,
"We should, of course, try to reduce this figure, but we should also try to raise wages for everyone. But if someone claimed the “workplace fatalities gap” was caused by discrimination, Peterson might point out that there are reasons for such a gap. Would Newman counter with “why should men put up with those reasons?” Nevermind that one of those reasons is higher pay. After all, the term “hazard pay” exists for a reason."
Unfortunately, that didn't make it in. But the rest is still good! Check it out!
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