Apparently, sexism pays, said Kate Devlin in the British daily The Telegraph. “Men who believe a woman’s place is in the home earn thousands more per year than their less traditionally minded male colleagues,” according to a University of Florida study. And the “macho” pay gap works in reverse on women, with feminists earning more than other women.
It’s bad enough that men in blue-collar jobs get rewarded for having “dominant masculine views,” said Dr. Toni Brayer in EmaxHealth, but why should women in the workplace receive “less pay” just because they value the role of homemaker? There’s no excuse for this, especially in a world where most families need two incomes to survive.
It’s no secret that women earn less than men who do the same work, said Shankar Vedantam in The Washington Post. But this study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, is the first evidence that “men might be victims,” too, and that the “widely discussed pay gap” is actually “a gap between men with a traditional outlook and everyone else.”
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