So this year I have had many people dispute the fact that gender inequality is not country or continent specific. People seem to think that its only in America where women get paid less because they are married,mothers or above a certain age. Well I have come with a compelling image today!!!!! *read the following sentences out loud with a boxing commentator voice* An image that is indisputable. An image brought to you by Payscale
So there we have it folks. Same qualification. Same effort. This image tells us woman “screw you!” in not so many words but numbers and images. As a woman, you’re worth a starting salary 36% less than a man with the same qualification. Brilliant right? Wait, there’s more! Your potential employer is only willing to pay you a maximum of about R780 646 for your skills and MBA qualification; when for the equivalent male counterpart (read: not so equivalent male counterpart), they feel a hefty R966 481 is a fair amount. Meaning, we will never be worth that extra R185 835 (which is basically R15 486,25 more each month) . Nice…. Thank you patriarchal South Africa 🙂
How do we get around this bullshit?