The wage gap, of course, is the gap between men and women. We don’t talk about the wage gap between, say, black men and white men because the causes are so visible. Like, most black boys do not grow up with a father, and in some cities 50% of black men have been in prison.
But we talk about the wage gap between men and women like it is some Escher puzzle that we can solve through infinite stories in the media.
But in fact, the wage gap between men and women is as big a red herring as the gap between black and white men. Women don’t care about workplace stuff and men don’t care about home stuff.
I know that’s a stereotype, a cliche. But it’s a cliche for a reason. I’m right. Read more