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9 Reasons Men Get Paid More Than Women (The Wage Gap Debunked)

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In this video, I debunk the notion that the supposed wage gap is due to systemic sexism against women by explaining nine reasons why men make more money on average. This video makes reference to another one of my videos, "36 STUPID FEMINIST QUESTIONS ANSWERED": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M7KGe2UnmE Links to articles: Wage Gap Myth Exposed -- By Feminists http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christina-hoff-sommers/wage-gap_b_2073804.html The Biggest Myth About the Gender Wage Gap http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/05/the-biggest-myth-about-the-gender-wage-gap/276367/ The Gender Wage Gap Lie http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/08/gender_pay_gap_the_familiar_line_that_women_make_77_cents_to_every_man_s.html The Gender Pay Gap is a Complete Myth http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-gender-pay-gap-is-a-complete-myth/ Men’s overtime hours are keeping the gender pay gap alive http://qz.com/149428/mens-overtime-hours-are-keeping-the-gender-pay-gap-alive/ Overwork and the Slow Convergence in the Gender Gap in Wages (PDF) http://mypage.iu.edu/~cha5/Youngjoo_Cha_files/Cha_weeden.pdf Ask For A Raise? Most Women Hesitate http://www.npr.org/2011/02/14/133599768/ask-for-a-raise-most-women-hesitate Do Women Really Ask for Raises Less Frequently Than Men? http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2009/10/30/some_evidence_for_the_argument_that_women_are_less_likely_to_ask_for_a_raise_than_men.html Why Women Don't Negotiate Salary, and What to Do About It http://www.payscale.com/career-news/2015/02/why-women-don%27t-negotiate-salary-and-what-to-do-about-it Women vacation more than men, new study says http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2013/04/25/vacation-travel-study/2110505/ Women are almost 42 per cent more likely to take sick days than men http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/10660612/Women-are-almost-42-per-cent-more-likely-to-take-sick-days-than-men.html Are Women Less Competitive than Men? Explaining the Gender Gap http://business.time.com/2010/11/30/are-women-less-competitive-than-men-explaining-the-gender-gap/ Men 'twice as likely to take risks' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/evolution/9005552/Men-twice-as-likely-to-take-risks.html Why female physicians are paid less than men http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150730120853.htm Compared to men, women view professional advancement as equally attainable, but less desirable (PDF) http://www.pnas.org/content/112/40/12354.full.pdf Women Retire Earlier Than Men, But Don't Have To http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2013/05/16/women-retire-earlier-than-men-but-dont-have-to/#59437c777fc1 The Average Retirement Age - An Update (PDF) http://crr.bc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IB_15-4.pdf#page=4 How Much Is the Average Retirement Age Really Rising? http://www.cheatsheet.com/personal-finance/how-much-is-the-average-retirement-age-really-rising.html/?a=viewall Number of Fatal Work Injuries, 1992 - 2010 (PDF) http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/cfoi/cfch0009.pdf#page=10 Women in Tech: Female Developers By the Numbers http://www.forbes.com/sites/lorikozlowski/2012/03/22/women-in-tech-female-developers-by-the-numbers/#1179e6612a0a How medical specialties vary by gender http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/ama-wire/post/medical-specialties-vary-gender National hiring experiments reveal 2:1 faculty preference for women on STEM tenure track (PDF) http://www.pnas.org/content/112/17/5360.full.pdf Women In Veterinary Medicine http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/May-2010/Women-In-Veterinary-Medicine/ The Femalization of Veterinary Medicine and Why it Matters http://mykidhaspaws.org/2015/03/the-femalization-of-veterinary-medicine-and-why-it-matters/
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Jacob Stevens (6 days ago)
Men don't take the time to complain about how they hat paid less
Matthew Hudson (15 days ago)
Here’s a little ammo the next time women complain about the wage gap: if women are paid so much less then men, why are most homeless people male? You’d think that if all men are paid so much more then women, they wouldn’t count for most of the homelessness. So explain that one SJW feminists.
Rudy Z (16 days ago)
you just helped me make a teacher look stupid! I. LOVE. YOU!!!
ki-adi-mundi Daily (16 days ago)
men don't have to take months off because of pregnancy which to be honest is the only 'male privilege' i can think of
ki-adi-mundi Daily (2 days ago)
@Orange Fire Gaming well then i'm stumped
Orange Fire Gaming (2 days ago)
its not a legal requirement and if they take maternity leave they still get 6 weeks paid minimum
megazwatcher (18 days ago)
IKR at my job, our 2 busiest days of the week are always understaffed because 2/3s of the female employees refuse to work the weekend, even thought they were hired expecting to work those days. but once they learned the boss could be wrap around their finger they started making their own schedules
Ozan Yarman (19 days ago)
it doesn't take rocket science to understand such basic obvious facts, unless you are a feminist, in which case you cannot ever hope to be a rocket scientist unless affirmative action! and dequalification of job requirements.
Camryn VB (21 days ago)
You do realize that there are jobs where women get paid more than men. Just saying
Camryn VB (21 days ago)
5. RISKINESS IS NOT A GOOD THING
Fungeons And Kraggons (1 month ago)
The thing that I like about this dude is that he backs up his arguments. This makes him actually reliable. This is why I believe him instead of femists that push that kind of bullshite.
Salty_ Leo_ (1 month ago)
If companies only hired women to save money, men would have no jobs. 😂😂😂
Mason Farrell (1 month ago)
Men get paid more because when someone's robbing the house, or the place is burning down, we're the ones that deal with it.
Lucas Salviano (1 month ago)
My forever source of facts against feminists
Adam Schmidt (2 months ago)
"9 Reasons Men Get Paid More Than Women" More like "9 facts about males who put more of their life in a job compared to females". Am I right?
Soldier 76 (2 months ago)
I'll make this video shorter for everybody, wanna know why men are paid more than women? Because when a man takes a woman on a date, the man is EXPECTED to pay for the date
Chris p (2 months ago)
I need to show this to my feminist teacher
AMU (2 months ago)
Women work less - That's the gender hour gap
MusicForAll (3 months ago)
i really heard: dont forget to rape this video
Christin S. (3 months ago)
My husband makes more than me an hour, and I don't believe in the gender wage gap. He makes more than me an hour because our job pays by years of experience. He has more years under his belt than I do. We both work the same job and the same amount of hours. The logic of this is pretty simple.
mousekateer627 (3 months ago)
I couldn't understand the second argument. I can understand some of the factors on why men would negotiate their salaries. But why are employers very likely to respond to the men's negotiations for money? Can you further explain that please?
Stephen Londino (4 months ago)
More evidence, in the words of just a robot, "you know people who believe the pay gap love to talk about how Mexicans are payed how black people are payed less but there one group of people who they leave out, on average a Asian man earns more than a white men"
BlueKing2018 (4 months ago)
If women live longer than men, then women should retire later than men
Just Me (4 months ago)
Can you make a response video about the article by the national women’s institute about “how to win any argument about the wage gap
Firewallace (4 months ago)
The reason why companies do not hire only women to save money, it's cause they would never get any work done and the company would would file for bankruptcy
Randumbly Rampage (4 months ago)
Used this for an argument paper in my ELA class, thank you very much!
Please don’t roast Me (3 months ago)
Randumbly Rampage nice
Randumbly Rampage (3 months ago)
@Please don’t roast Me I have officially won (got 100% on my arguement)
Randumbly Rampage (4 months ago)
@Please don’t roast Me I will
Please don’t roast Me (4 months ago)
Randumbly Rampage let me know when you win
Randumbly Rampage (4 months ago)
She hasn't taken sides (so far) but id be willing to bet she is
Za Jet (4 months ago)
I know this is old, but I brought this up in debate during school, the whole class just split in half (basically girls vs boys, with some girls on the boys side, and no boys on the girls side)
Dragonflame 11 (4 months ago)
I like how he makes sound argument in the most aggressive ways and also has evidence behind that as well
Justin Jessup (4 months ago)
The wage gap is fake because IF you worked at a gas station for example YOU WILL GET PAYED THE SAME. And I know one is going to comment “your sexist” but guess what, you don’t look into facts just what they say. With Trump the Sexual assaults claims were filed WHEN he ran for president not before when it Did or did NOT happen. Now explain that
Random Me (4 months ago)
Also you have to factor in work experience college degrees money of the company at the time when they higher them how long they have worked for the company age and how they do at there interview
Justin Jessup (4 months ago)
Men get paid more because there are more men working in my area while the woman stays with the kids
Julian Ochoa Gavilano (5 months ago)
2:26 Of course not, then that would mean that just by legacy data alone men would always die more
Please don’t roast Me (4 months ago)
Men do die more
Kable Edge (5 months ago)
I just had an argument about wage gap today, and I came back here for the proof I needed, thank you for posting links, it really helped shut them up
Vlad M (5 months ago)
nice video
Kacper Wiechnik (5 months ago)
Men go over the top to get raises
The Schizophrenic Pyro (6 months ago)
Dont take my word for it i got no expirience but men probably get paid more for dealing with women their bosses probably feel bad for them (roasted some femmies)
John Whitesell (6 months ago)
There's only an Institutional Wage Gap if you exclude all other sources of discrepancy in income (differing occupation, differing job positions, different employer, different amount of time in one job position, hours worked each week, time off, etc.) and there is STILL a wage gap.
#10 women get triggered easier
Jason Chaos (6 months ago)
I wish that these "feminists" would just stop this rediculous bs
Armin C4 (6 months ago)
4:05 it sounded like "don't forget to rape this video and subscribe" :D
Running kid studios (6 months ago)
My sister worked at a sonic and the manager there gave her more hours than the guys there but the guys ( this is why she left that job and he got fired) still got paid more in the same position, apparently the manager was clocking them in and sometimes actually clocked her and others out early, cutting pay for them while improving the guys pay. I am not saying that this is what all of sonic does, just him and when sonic actually found out, they fired him quickly, this does not represent sonic as a company, just some managers do that, because they are sexist, not every one of them, just some.
Adrian Salvatierra (6 months ago)
Also in men are most of the time is exploited in jobs, especially in capitalist systems.
t e r I N E E D L E R (7 months ago)
Why bother taking a socialistic equality driven pinko degree like wimmen studies if you want a higher paying job? Sure maybe the odd quota will taken a wimmen studies undergrad at an ivy beleaguered school for a specialised field like law but it’s rare. It doesn’t pay well to care! Jesus Christ!
James Luqqy (7 months ago)
So... I agree with you see, but EVERYONE i try to explain these points to just tell me that im pushing false beliefs and ignorant and shit.. Not even an ounce of attention paid to the substance of the issue and they decide to focus on "HES DEFENDING MEN HES SEXIST" fuck yes im defending men cuz we are getting ground into the dirt heere by these SJW's
James Luqqy (7 months ago)
So women are strong and independent but they are ALSO snowflakes whove been kept down by the patriarchy.... Soooo.... Which one is it? Either youre strong and independent or youre puss bags who cant or wont stand up for your rights. Cant have it both ways dipshits
MrSucc (7 months ago)
I can't help but notice the "competative."
VintageUltra (8 months ago)
i hate to be that guy (ok no i don't) but shouldn't it be 9 reasons men get paid more on AVERAGE than women
All these things considered it sounds like the *earnings gap* should be much larger
Nadergawad studet (8 months ago)
thanks for pionting out this videos fake
Saint Dragon (11 days ago)
@Nadergawad studet Any reply?
Saint Dragon (11 days ago)
He citing a lot of sources. Hell, he has links for the sources
Nadergawad studet (8 months ago)
well first you cant believe a guy right off the bat
Saint Dragon (8 months ago)
how
Guillaum Veilleult (8 months ago)
But nobody count allimony paid by men to women on the "pay gap"...
Nik Lyons (8 months ago)
As the moneychangers continue, the finger pointing distractification agenda ensues
FlameShadow (8 months ago)
I'm showing this to a friend and now he's mad at me, and he hasn't even watched the video yet, now I'm mad that he's mad but I'm not mad I'm unmad
Gabriel Auman (8 months ago)
After i watched this, i wondered if there were any advantages men had in society. I looked it up on google and found this article. If you haven't already, you could make a video out of it. I will warn you there is a lot of feminist bs in it. http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2012/11/30-examples-of-male-privilege/
Bradley Bridges (8 months ago)
Boi what wage gap? The wage gap comparisons just average everything through every job instead of comparing two identical groups that have gender as a difference
That One Guy (8 months ago)
10. Men are expected to give women whatever they want
migle melyna (8 months ago)
What about that study that was done at Yale university where professors were given identical resumes, one with the name John on the top and the other with the name Jennifer on the top, and the male candidate was offered on average 4000 dollars more pay than the female candidate?
one tome plz (8 months ago)
My dad has not tack a sick day in a few year my mom like a few every two months and she only work 4 day per week and she worked two less hour or three or 4 like she work from 8 to 6 my dad is supposed to work the same schedule but no he work way more like he go to work at 6 instead and is supposed to get out at 6 but at 8 we hear him still citing pipe and welding saying I am going to be home late and when I go to work with him if the boss has to come and talk to the customer when the boss billing up he may ask for a raise because he been working for a bit now and then boss say one of the highest payed guy in the company and he still want a raise there is time when my dad has to leave at 4 a.m. and dose not come back for two days so yea I think he should paid more because some week he work almost 80 hours on average yea a work week is like 40ish normal right he work his 40 hours and then for two day he go to work and sleep 2 hour so yea he should get paid more than my mom for working 80 hours normally in a week and he don’t work a and Office he work in a job that u now can get u killed he is always using welding saws working in hard to breath place and he is making people live convincing with the pluming and h-vac he do so yea I wonder why my dad get paid then my mom that works like 30 hour per week well the only possibility is sexist people right yea because a 80 hour work week and a 30 hour work week deserve the same pay yea right if I believe the wag gap got fuck your self
FisherNate TheSpaceman (9 months ago)
There are 116 feminists who disliked this video
Daniel Moolman (9 months ago)
For the small wage gap that does exist from the true sexists that pay women less, it’s only 99.9 cents to the dollar (I think). But I have a theory that this is because the feminists have made these people think that everyone pays women less, so they can. So, in a sense, feminists made the wage gap.
Daniel Moolman (9 months ago)
If you factor in all these factors, I bet you women get payed more.
Yeetpacito (9 months ago)
116 dislikers are extreme feminists I’m prob gonna get hate for this joke
Arthur Jarrett (8 months ago)
How on earth did you deduce that from the comment I made?
Saint Dragon (8 months ago)
are you a feminist nutjob?
Arthur Jarrett (8 months ago)
No hate in an echo chamber mate.
Saint Dragon (9 months ago)
nah mate
Jaiden Woods (9 months ago)
Also females can get pregnant losing time from their job
Damp potato #36 (9 months ago)
I recently got into an argument with a feminazi about the wage gape. I linked her several articles debunking it, and I also linked her this vid. Her only rebuttal is that this video doesn’t give a specific case in which a woman earns the same as a man. My head hurts.
oflaz688 nahu (9 months ago)
Dude we used your video to use it against our feminist teacher
Saint Dragon (9 months ago)
cool
oflaz688 nahu (9 months ago)
@Saint Dragon It went Quite okay. She's more chill now. However i think she hates me now haha.
Saint Dragon (9 months ago)
how did it go
Grey Mask (9 months ago)
My school always tells us that this is because of the “patriarchy”.
Reece N (9 months ago)
Men generally work in more physically demanding jobs. Take the construction industry, very physically demanding, the building site is generally the large majority of males. And the physicality requires a certain boost in wage for motivation to endure such physical suffering
Big_dro (9 months ago)
You DESTROYED the wage gap!
Warren (9 months ago)
Also don't women get vacation when they get pregnant?
A pro human main (10 months ago)
1:19 *competitive
Yukon 115 (10 months ago)
The wage gape isnt really a thing the prageru youtube channel made a video about it the real gap is just fucking 7.7 cents
King Colbey (10 months ago)
Shoulda stayed in a kitchen then
Ave True To Caesar (10 months ago)
man there are a lot less dislikes than I expected on this video
bogdanprost.com (10 months ago)
You actually want a women that is answering phone calls to get paid more than a man that risks he's life building,fighting etc...
Hendrikjaep (10 months ago)
I don't know what it is but everything you say sounds like a threat or it will be followed by "... or else." And I love it.
Július Hlavčo (10 months ago)
Also, women are far more likely to get pregnant that men
InkComet (10 months ago)
I don’t like how some people just ignore the fact that when another person has the opposite opinion as them they just ignore them and don’t let them tell what they think. How civilized is that 🤔 They except you , for example, to believe them just by saying your wrong, having no support of them being right, and they except you to shut up because it doesn’t go with they believe in? They should hear people who has an opposite opinion and maybe they can change your minds wOAh. They wouldn’t like it if they weren’t heard out. And when they do have a conversation they rely on feelings or things they find in the internet that are false or have no data that back that up. How do they expect you to believe what they are saying is true with no evidence or false news, while on the other had you do?
HeZhenZhen (10 months ago)
I work in a fast food restaurant and I work hard with my fellow men coworkers while the females take orders and slack off and talk shit when they are not doing anything and don’t bother helping us. And I told them by saying “And you women fight for more wage? To slack off, while earning the same amount as us, talk shit and not helping us? Or is it, because you are all hypocrites?” Yes most of my female coworkers are feminists. I gave no shits of getting them triggered. I stated out facts.
Oliver Barron (10 months ago)
Men are more tolerant to stress making it less likely for them to quit
LIL T (10 months ago)
The argument men make more is the hourly wages not lifetime
Adrian Shephard (10 months ago)
just rekt the feminist by telling them what the equal act of 1963 if you forgot about this video
Volkan İlkehan (11 months ago)
we deserve more than woman
Horizontality (11 months ago)
Maybe it’s because men don’t complain about every little thing they’ll get the job done by the time it needs to be done and most of the time it’ll be done right
Logan Smith (11 months ago)
Women get paid the same for the same job, but me earn it better and faster. If i missed that, can someone pls correct me. I dont wish to confuse anyone
Techtical (11 months ago)
If i got a penny every time feminism was right i would be living under the extreme poverty limit
MobilityGaming (11 months ago)
A person on Scratch named _catak_ dismissed my arguments by saying "This isn't a debate" A. This means the person does not have any other valid counterargument B. This also implies the person can deny facts in everyday life and only care during a formal debate Feminism should die out
Bracus Tho'ourg (11 months ago)
Dommage que c'est pas sous traité français
Cash Back (11 months ago)
10. Because not all industries and fields of work have the same amount of salary/wage paying funded pots to be able to pay the same wages/salaries as the higher paying industries/fields. So you will never get to the same level of pay no matter how good you are in that particular field. e.g Primary School Teacher v University Professor. (Bonus Option never mentioned) 11. Because women choose jobs/careers based on immediate Job Satisfaction and personal interest as a priority, not based on starting wage or potential increase of wages and salary in the future/long term. Some women will get lucky in their field and have JS and a Good Wage/Salary, but a lot will have an average or poor wage as an upshot of doing a 'worthy' job. Women who choose career over partners and family are rare and probably benefit most from career progression. But most will just work part time or in a not great paid job and just find a hubby who does actually get paid a good wage and has good prospects to 'top up their lifestyle'. So they get the best of all worlds. But without the Man they simple can't do it. Think how many Rich single mums do you know? Or women who waited until they were at a good point in their career BEFORE having children and had no partner involved.
JAM229 (11 months ago)
Is it really equal work though? I would argue that the pay gap is not large enough.
Finn Lahey (11 months ago)
All this is true, but the fact that women choose certain lower paying jobs and strive for less would mean that women as a whole seem to lack some sort of encouragement or support in going into these jobs. There are certain aspects of biology that could contribute to certain choices we make, such as men being more competitive and generally physically stronger, but the majority of the choices women make in society seem to be motivated by some sort of predisposition to strive for less. Do you really think women just choose jobs that have them make less money and don't work as hard because they are innately weak or something? There has to be some sort of factor that causes women to act this way, likely some form of implicit bias against women doing certain things, and girls being taught from a young age to act certain ways. Just because companies are generally not explicitly sexist doesn't mean there isn't injustice in the way we treat women that causes them to make these decisions.
vinnade the gamer (11 months ago)
we worker harder thats it but NOOO IGNORE all the facts because you want to play the victim.
Maze01 (11 months ago)
i see that u are more on the conservative side of things which is awesome , nowadays it is hard not to find liberals supporting stupid ideological ideas without any base on science or logical reasoning.
Hatmann Medic main (11 months ago)
https://youtu.be/wjWBXbGVyQU
Studio Spider (1 year ago)
Let's not forget what happens after a woman gives birth. First is maternity leave, which in most companies is unpaid. Next you have roughly 14 years to deal with things like kids getting sick. If a kid gets sick at school, the school is most likely to call the mother to come pick them up. That means they aren't getting paid for those 5 hours they would have been at work that day.
jeffrey sisti (1 year ago)
Men are twice as smart as women on average. Ask a woman which way is north. Ask a woman any technical question and you'll see I'm not just making this up.
call me an sjw all you like but this video is sexist
not you. (7 months ago)
@Entertainment System From Nintendo You see, when feminists don't have any proofs they claim it's sexist and our fault. Another proof of their inner weakness and insecurity. Or maybe they are just too dumb to understand.
how is it?,its true
TheeAdeptBranch (1 year ago)
In the porn industry women make a massive amount more than men per hour
No shit
TheeAdeptBranch (10 months ago)
Forge Pak In every industry men account for over 95% of work place deaths.
BlueGallade475 (10 months ago)
TheeAdeptBranch oh no, the matriarchy!
Bye (1 year ago)
Here's one you didn't mention: companies pay more for people who can work flexible hours and men on average have more flexible hours available due to a lack of family and !ask of want for "me time".
Jake hernandez (1 year ago)
I used this video to argue the wage gap today for a final project in my economics class.. needless to say I won easily.
zach steidl (1 year ago)
these are the reasons the pay gap is sexist. No one is claiming that the pay gap is due to a boss laughing and saying: lets give her less money because she is a girl. The reason the pay gap is an example of sexism is because masculine tendencies like pushing for raises/negotiations lead to the person making more money. Exactly the reasons you pointed out are the reasons people claim it is sexism. That is what systemic sexism means. It is a system which takes in traits and rewards those of one gender over the other. It is not a system which holds sexist beliefs but a system that inherently discriminates against the traits of one gender. Now you may say that we can't change the fact that if you don't ask for more money you won't make as much. But if we want to end systemic sexism in the workplace we could implement changes like changing raises/promotions from open positions to be applied and interviewed for (which systematically rewards male traits) into taking a look at workplace performance with no notice of an open position. Do you see how you literally outlined why the system is sexist but since it didn't match your definition of sexism didn't label it as such? Anti-feminists also criticize feminist videos which open with definitions of sexism or feminism but clearly everyone on both sides agrees on the problems behind the wage gap and the only question is whether you want to call it sexist or not. Which you didn't even address. This would be a great video to use as support for the sexism of the wage gap in my opinion.
EpicFace 640 (1 year ago)
My mom got *SO TRIGGERED* when i showed her this. She kept saying everything you said was bullshit, your sources are not true, and kept yelling about discrimination.
S T Ξ Λ L T H (1 year ago)
In ethics class we are getting teached what you debunk in your videos. I said that the wage gap is fake and these idiots said: no that’s not real, also it’s called debugged not debunked.
Banana Pie (1 year ago)
I feel some of this argument was unfair because at least a few of the things he mentioned were genetic characteristics of men not women and vis versa

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