A New Study on ‘Gender Inequality’ That Presidential Candidate SHOULD Be Talking About

Written by Candace Hardin on May 24, 2016

In 2016, there is absolutely NO excuse as to why men are still earning more than women. However, a recent article reveals that women are still lagging in equal pay for equal work, and the disparity goes up as female age goes up.

In other words, and according to a recent bar graph, if a woman is no longer young, whatever skill, trade or profession she had developed is no longer as viable after 34 years of age. Regardless of the fact that experience is the best teacher, the pay is not there to support an older woman with experience, yet men receive only a small decrease in pay as they age.

This article deals in generalities, but the numbers do not lie.

How about in professional sports? Take soccer for example, a professional male player can earn upwards of a thousand pounds ($1,450.00 US dollars) to twenty thousand pounds ($29,000.00 US dollars) a week, depending on team, position and ability.

A female professional soccer player only rates anywhere from $6,000.00 to 30,000.00 a year.

What is the reason for this? Do male player work harder? It seems like an equal amount of time and practice would be necessary to maintain skill levels.

It just seems unfair, being that the women’s leagues have had more wins than the men’s.

In Hollywood, the availability of strong female roles makes equal pay between the sexes difficult.

The pay scale may be more equal per gig or movie, but fewer major roles keep the female pay scale overall lower.

How about in Washington?

A recent study came out that the Obama Administration paid female workers a full 13% less than their male counterparts.

The Democratic Party loves to roll out the “War on Women” by the Republican Party, but it appears that the current Democratic Administration hasn’t jumped on the equal pay bandwagon.

Ironic, as Obama won women’s votes by 11%, it refuses to practice the hype it generates about the “other side: keeping women down.

A living wage to the breadwinner of a household is important. What is not important is whether the said breadwinner is a male or a female. If the qualifications are the same, the pay scale should be the exact same. Indoor or outdoor plumbing should not be a factor in their gross wages.

Let the presidential candidates chew on these facts as well as this one. The law states equal pay for equal work. Who is ready to stand and enforce this law with strong consequences for abusers?

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Candace Hardin
Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on PolitiChicks.tv. and has a blog, kandisays.blogspot.com. Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.