Your premise is that there is no glass ceiling — “I have never heard of men and women getting paid differently for the same job and I have never heard complaints about pay disparity based on gender.” If that were indeed true we would not have needed to pass a law in 2009 for the express purpose of making that illegal and naming it after a woman who suffered just that in a very overt way (and who couldn’t get an redress for that until she’d complained about it for 20 years).

The fact of the matter is, many women do self-select for jobs that pay less, but that doesn’t mean there that there isn’t a very real glass ceiling. Men even make more than women in traditionally female professions like nursing and education, and then there’s this……

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