Christina Hoff-Sommers, “the factual feminist” has a good question. “If, for the same work, women only make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, why don’t businesses hire only women?”
She explores this in a new video for Prager U, explaining that the answer is quite simple- because they don’t. The gender wage gap is a myth. Hoff Sommers goes on to explain how that number is calculated in a way that doesn’t take into account several factors that contribute to wage. In fact, a feminist organization’s own research found that the wage gap is 6.6 cents when factoring in these choices that men and women make. These are choices such as college major, specialties, hours worked, and location.
Watch the video here.