“Women will not make as much as men. Girls look at the men they sit next to in school and realize they will never make as much as them due to their gender,” my professor announced to my class.
However, if you look at the data, there are many reasons men tend to make more than women, and it’s not just because of gender. It’s about the choices women make. Women tend to pick jobs that pay less than men and the pay gap widens even more when women decide to start a family.
According to a study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, there’s a “2:1 faculty preference for Women on stem tenure track.” And Cornell University argues that “the academic job market has never been better for women Ph.Ds. in math-intensive fields.”
A professor perpetuating the lie that men are paid more than women is dangerous. It makes a woman believe to that, to succeed, they have to be like men.
Over the past 40 years, women have been trying to be more like men, and it’s making them depressed. Women have been entering the workforce at increasing rates and find it hard to balance a job and their family. On top of this struggle, some people are pushing women to get involved in more time intensive jobs, like being CEO of a company. This type of job makes the balance of work and home even more difficult and intensifies depression.
The left will tell women they are being oppressed and that the cure is to be more like men. When women try to be more like men and become depressed, they wonder what they did wrong. The left tells them they did nothing wrong; it’s the“patriarchal man” keeping them down. The only way to get ahead now is to let the government take over and intervene on women’s behalf.
A recent example of government intervention is a bill passed by California’s State Legislature to force publicly-traded companies in California to promote women to their board– or else.
Another example is the solutions the left proposes to alleviate the “gender pay gap.” According to Huffington Post, the answers to obliterate the gender pay gap include raising the Federal minimum wage, passing additional wage equality legislation, paid family leave, access to affordable childcare, and obviously, “smashing the patriarchy.” How do we “smash the patriarchy” with the help of the government?
Half of the solutions offered forces women to rely on the government and the idea that they NEED the government. It’s helpful to note the government has far more men in it than women. Society is telling women we need men to help us “smash the patriarchy” that people say men created.
The rights feminist fought for in the past were for freedoms FROM the government. The freedom to vote, to work, to choose. Women did not want to be oppressed by anyone— men or the government.
Now, some women are fighting to go back under the government’s wing. They fight for the government to get involved in our everyday lives, from our workplace to our kids. They tell us “women can do anything,” but only if the government helps.
The left oppresses women by trying to keep them reliant on the government. They tell lies that make women believe that, even through hard work and dedication, they will never be able to make it on their own. Women NEED the government to thrive.
Women fought for freedom from government, and now they are running right back to it.
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