UK Study: Gender Pay Gap ‘Fundamentally Misleading’

Pay gap myth promotes “victim-hood mentality” among women.

A study published by London’s Institute of Economic Affairs concludes that the popular notion of a gender pay gap is a "myth." The report debunks the left-wing feminist claim that women suffer from systemic wage discrimination in the West.

“Evidence we have suggests young women entering the workforce have every reason to believe that they will receive equal pay for equal work,” Kate Andrews, news editor at the Institute of Economic Affair was quoted as saying by the British newspaper Daily Express. Politicians and media pundits were promoting a “victim-hood mentality” among women by telling them that they were make less money than men, the report claimed.

The study that analyzed pay and wages earned by women and men in the UK found the pay gap to be “negligible.” In categories such as part-time jobs, women in the UK were in fact better-paid than men.

The Daily Express reported the findings of the study:

The Institute of Economic Affairs has shown that the so called pay gap between men and women aged 22 to 39 is “negligible”.

It shows that in some cases women in that age group are better off by 0.8 per cent and at worst are worse off by 2.2 per cent.

The IEA noted that the gap widens in full time after women spend time off work to have children making them 9.1 per cent worse off.

However, women in part time jobs are better paid than men by 5.1 per cent.

The study, which involved data from the Office for National Statistics, appears to blow apart the claims made by the feminist Fawcett Society which says the pay gap is 14.1 per cent in favour of men.

The report comes as leading women at the BBC have been complaining about their relative pay to male colleagues after the salaries over £150,000 a year were published.

The IEA report focussed on the Equal Pay Day campaign aimed at closing the alleged gap in wages and argued it was based on a “myth”.

Perpetuating the myth of "gender pay gap" is an attempt by the Left to mobilize the women’s vote, an Alinskyite tactic of fomenting grievances while zooming in on false targets. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a master practitioner of Alinsky's rule book, tried the same tactic to lock in the women’s vote.

As many media outlets confirmed during the 2016 presidential campaign: “the gender pay gap [was] a central piece of Clinton's policy agenda.” The left-wing news website Vox reported on Hillary’s plans for a paycheck fairness law, writing, “Clinton's biggest legislative plan to get wages on equal footing is a bill called the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would require companies to demonstrate why they pay men and women differently.”

Unfortunately for Hillary, a large number of women voters didn’t buy into her progressive feminist agenda.

Hillary may have lost, but the progressive propaganda mill hasn’t come to a halt. Left-wing agitators continue to silence and smear the heretic “wage-gap deniers.” While the ideologically driven mainstream media and progressives are determined to weed out the last pockets of "patriarchy" in the West, they turn a blind eye to eroding women’s rights at the hands of regressive Islamism rising in the West thanks to unregulated mass migration.

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