Well this thread sure took an unexpected turn.
Few more posts, and the participants will be debating Louisiana's film subsidy program.
Also, if you remained state side during the war most jobs were in defense manufacturing or agriculture in Louisiana. They were asked to ration everything from beef to rubber from tires and fuel. Life wasn't easy for families here during the war unless they were wealthy.
My mothers family lost their little family dairy in Youngsville during the war because people couldn't afford to pay for milk at times and sometimes getting paid in goods and services just didn't pay their bills. So they turned to share cropping side by side with African-Americans in lower Lafayette Parish and later in St. Martin Parish. Imagine just how shocked they would be to learn just how racist they were to work side by side in the fields with their hands with local minorities.
2. Women choose to work in many jobs that are lower paying.
3. As part of 2, women do not apply for jobs where there is high risk for injury or death, where pay for injury or death risk is higher.
4. Men are more likely to work overtime in order to advance faster, so they do.
5. Women surveyed way higher than men that they value family life and being home far greater than succeeding in their careers.
These are facts from recent university studies in the U.S. and the U.K.. The wage gap is a myth. The 79 cent bogus argument doesn't take numerous factors, in addition to those above, into account.