One of the left’s favorite false narratives is the “gender pay gap.” Cathy Newman, a far left journalist, holds the view that the gender pay gap is due to sexism. She didn’t know what was coming her way when Dr. Jordan B. Peterson appeared on Channel 4 with an interview on the issue. Peterson completely debunked the myth that is “gender pay gap.”
Newman starts out making her case by using statistics that indicate males hold dominance over females in certain fields and overall earnings. She is making a case of how women are “dominated and excluded.” It’s easy to push statistics that are favorable to your narrative without giving information on why this discrepancy exists. Peterson points out why this is irresponsible and misleading.
“Multivariate analyses of the pay gap indicate that it doesn’t exist,” Peterson stated.
“That’s just not true, is it?” Newman replied. “That 9% pay gap, that’s a gap between median hourly earnings between men and women. That exists.”
“Yeah, but they’re multiple reasons for that; one of them is gender, but it’s not the only reason,” the professor replied. “If you’re a social scientist worth your salt, you never do a univariate analysis. You say, well, women in aggregate are paid less than men. Okay, then we break that down by age, we break it down by occupation, we break it down by interest, we break it down by personality.”
Peterson wasn’t finished: “I’m saying that the claim that the wage gap between men and women is due to sex is wrong, and it is wrong. There’s no doubt about that. The multivariate analyses have been done.”
He wasn’t done making his case. He gave exact characteristic traits, such as agreeableness, which play a big part in lower pay on average for women.
Gender Pay Gap Exposed By Jordan Peterson
More, per Daily Wire:
“Seven women running the top FTSE 100 companies in the U.K.,” she said, “that’s just not fair.”
“There’s a certain number of men, although not that many, who are perfectly willing to sacrifice virtually all of their life to the pursuit of a high-end career. These are men that are very intelligent, they’re usually very, very contentious, they’re very driven, they’re very high energy, they’re very healthy, and they’re willing to work 70 or 80 hours a week, nonstop, specialized, at one thing, to get to the top.”
“You don’t think there are barriers in [women’s] way to prevent them getting to the top of those companies?” asked Newman.
“There are some barriers,” he said, “like men, for example. To get to the top of any organization is an incredibly competitive enterprise. And the men you are competing with are simply not going to roll over and say, ‘please take my position.’ It’s absolute all-out warfare.”
That faint sound you just heard was feminists’ heads exploding.
Peterson then mentioned Scandinavia to highlight general differences in female and male interests which translate into different career choices. Such choices help account for the overall discrepancy between average pay.
“Equality of outcome is undesirable,” he argued. “Men and women won’t insert themselves into the same categories if you leave them alone to do it on their own accord.”
“That’s a consequence of the free choice of men and women in the societies that have gone further than any other societies to make gender equality the purpose of the law,” he said. “Those are ineradicable differences. You can eradicate them by tremendous social pressure and tyranny, but if you leave men and women to make their own choices, you will not get equal outcome.”
Jordan Peterson is one of the best at completely debunking arguments of the left. When a leftist hears about a female not making as much as a male, instead of any type of analysis, they simply cry out sexism!
When you take a deeper look at the issue it’s very easy to completely debunk the “gender pay gap.” Peterson does an incredible job of doing this.
Wayne Dupree had a funny, yet true take on the issue.
— Wayne Dupree 🎧 (@WayneDupreeShow) January 11, 2018