Occasionally I will hear a report on the radio or read an article online about how women should receive the same pay that their male counterparts receive for the same jobs. I vaguely remember a poster hanging in one of the kitchens I used to deliver to that declared that women earned 76 cents to every dollar a man earned. When I was a teenager I thought this was crap and that of course women should be paid equally. That was until I was enlightened to the fact that women will talk the talk but aren’t willing to walk the walk?
See, it would be wonderful if both genders were paid the same assuming that on the back end they would pay the same. But this isn’t the case. Men are expected to pay for so much more in our society. Dinner, flowers, jewelry, and don’t forget the grossly expensive diamond rings which DeBeers says should cost about three months salary.
Girls are not expected to pay anything close to this on their men. Sure, it does cost more for girls to live (I went out and bought some new makeup the other week and nearly fainted at the total. Oh, and then there are the shoes and bags…) but I am convinced this isn’t done to attract a man but to one-up other females. So that means about 2/5 of a females annual income is spent on trying to outshine other chicks thus brining this cost down upon themselves.
So until women start carrying their share of the load I don’t see any reason for feminists to be so up in arms.
~The Office Scribe
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