By now we all have heard about the gender pay gap. It’s fact, numbers don’t lie. Accept it and think about solutions to make it go away instead of putting energy into saying it doesn’t exist. It’s not cute.
I struggle with college debts just like many my age, but certain people suffer more under this weight than others, namely “female” people. Women that make 77 cents on the dollar for what men make have to work 23% harder than their male counterparts just to receive the same money. But we all have the same debts, so what gives? Why do we suffer unnecessarily at the hands of corporations that put profits and men before women?
After much thought and brainstorming, I reached a conclusion.
Luckily, our culture is shifting into a direction where traditional gender roles will eventually be stamped out. Outdated ideas of stay-at-home wives or bearing children will likely no longer have a place in society. This is great news for women, but it also comes at a cost…
The only way to end the gender pay gap is to give up your femininity and identify as male. This sounds extreme, but think of the benefits that come along with it:
- No longer having to shave.
- No longer having to worry about makeup.
- Spread your legs as wide as you’d like, anywhere you’d like.
- Dress in jeans and comfortable clothes.
- No one expects sexual favors from you.
Just check out that list above, and those are just a few ways you will benefit from identifying as a male, while also making 23 cents more per hour. Your boss will be forced to give you a raise, because that’s the reason we have anti-discrimination laws. His hands are tied, you’re making more money, and you’re spreading those legs while wearing blue jeans. Life is good.
While this may sound a bit far-fetched to the average reader, you know what is also far-fetched? The number you see written on that bill when you open your student loan payment every month. Sometimes sacrifices must be made in order to prosper, and that has been shown to be the truth throughout all of women’s history. Fighting for what is rightfully yours is a struggle that women have, but in today’s changing culture of equality, we can hopefully put that to an end.
Thank you, Carrie of Gainesville, FL.