Argumentative Essay: Equal Pay For Equal Work

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Equal pay for equal work is an outdated and reductive artifact of the feminist movement which fails to acknowledge extraordinary workers, take advantage of physiological and socioemotional differences in the sexes, and promotes an enslaving and socialist ideal that values labor over results. We should, therefore, abandon it. Businesses should award salaries based solely on merit without regard to gender or other factors, even if a gender bias should emerge as a result. Indulge me for a moment. Imagine a dynamic, gender-specific economic system with man-dollars (♂$) and woman-dollars (♀$). Work, pay, and goods are all sexed. There is a fluid and responsive exchange rate that adjusts to conditions of supply and demand. You want to buy a purse, you must spend ♀$; a tie, ♂$. This is an absurd supposition, but that is practically the system that we have created for ourselves. Think about it: Something pink costs more than something blue. Women are paid less than men, and certain jobs are dominated by …show more content…

It is the effect of those and all other contributing factors on productivity or profits that matters. Some argue against this type of evaluation, saying that judging a person in this way is hard and even subjective because one’s value often is not pegged to the number of widgets they produce or sales they bring in. John F. Kennedy, was no feminist, but let us draw a comparison to man’s sojourn to the moon, about which he said, “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others,

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