Any opinion on this photo an MRA made?
Okay, we got this in our inbox, and though it has nothing to do with online dating… oh my good lord, this is amazing. There are so many places to go with this.
First off, comparing those kinds of incomes is like comparing apples and oranges, because obviously the jobs that the women have require at least one degree, whereas the men (barring the electrician, who probably went to trade school) do not require a B.A. or even a Master’s. So of course the pay scales are going to be radically different.
Second, the numbers are all wrong! Just looking at some basic median salaries online, we see that:
- Electrician: $53K
- Linguist: $69K
- IT at DOD: $84K
- HR at IBM: $74K
- Game Stop: $18K, assuming senior sales assistant, 40 hrs/week
- Security Guard: $27K
So if you’re going to make drivel like this, at least have the numbers right.
Now, I didn’t include the lady working at Goldman Sachs because there are about 100 different jobs and pay grades within that company. But also, if you search for “Women at Goldman Sachs” you turn up a whole bunch of articles about their obvious pay gap and how the environment is awful for women—so even comparing her to her peers, she probably makes substantially less than they do, and will potentially be forced out of the company later anyway.
Finally… clubs wouldn’t have ladies night if it didn’t bring in money. I completely agree that the concept is discriminatory, but it wasn’t invented “because ladies make less money but really that isn’t true.” Club owners reckoned that if they bring in more women, they’ll attract more men too. How about instead, you get mad at the assumption that y’all only want to go to bars and clubs in order to find the ladies. (A: and dudes, if you hate ladies night so much, don’t attend them! Then they’ll stop being profitable and bars won’t run them. Instead if you keep flocking to them in the hope you’ll manage to get laid once everyone’s had enough free shots, you’re reinforcing the problem.) .
That being said… it’s time to be flaky with da boys
(Oh, also, that thought bubble is problematic as well because it assumes that when women go out, they should automatically be available to men. This notion is complete horse shit.)
Ladies night is so oppressive, guys.