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  1. Many politicized feminists and other liberals apparently think “corporate greed” — perhaps one of their rallying calls — is rampant. Thus they no doubt believe employers would hire only illegal immigrants for their lower labor cost if they could get away with it (many do get away with it), or would move their business to a cheap-labor country to save money, or would replace old workers with young ones for the same reason. So why do these same advocates think employers would NOT hire only women if, as they say, employers DO get away with paying females at a lower rate than males for the same work?

    Some employers do hire only women for certain jobs. My granddaughter’s daycare has nary a man. It’s a sea of women. My healthcare clinic is another female-dominated workplace, with more male doctors being replaced by females.

    Here’s how employers often do it: they advertise a position at an annual salary of, say, $18 thousand. Because of the male’s primary provider role and society’s expectation of greater male success, far more men than women are effectively “priced out” of the job. So the job becomes dominated by women.

    See more:

    “The Doctrinaire Institute for Women’s Policy Research: A Comprehensive Look at Gender Equality”

    Many of America’s most sophisticated women choose to earn less than their male counterparts:

    “Female physicians worked about 5 hours fewer per week than their male counterparts through age 54….”

    “In 2011, 22% of male physicians and 44% of female physicians worked less than full time, up from 7% of men and 29% of women from Cejka’s 2005 survey.”

    “…[O]nly 35 percent of women who have earned MBAs after getting a bachelor’s degree from a top school are working full time.” It “is not surprising that women are not showing up more often in corporations’ top ranks.”

    “Compared to men, women view professional advancement as equally attainable, but less desirable”

    “How women’s dislike of competition affects gender pay gap”