President Biden’s choice for Comptroller of the Currency (a post that controls financial institutions and national savings organizations) seemed to harken back to the Soviet Union’s golden days when there was no visible wage disparity between men and women.
There is No Pay Gap if Everyone is Poor
“Until I got to the US, I really could not realize issues like gender wage gap really persisted in a modern environment,” the nominee, Saule Omarova, wrote in a recently discovered tweet from 2019.
“Whatever you may think of the former Soviet Union, there was no pay disparity between men and women. The market doesn’t always know what’s best.”
According to the editorial team of the Wall Street Journal, Omarova was chastised for her tweet. She replied by claiming, “I never said women and men were treated as equals in every aspect of Soviet society.”
“People’s incomes, on the other hand, were established (by the state) in a gender-neutral manner. Furthermore, all women received very substantial maternity pay. In our society, both of these things are still a silly idea!”
— Newsmax (@newsmax) October 3, 2021
Just Ignore the Atrocities – Focus on the Gender Equality
“Sure, there was a prison and on private land, but maternity pay!” noted the editorial staff. Omarova’s views, which ignore the USSR’s major flaws while championing female equality, are not unusual among modern feminists.
Every year, the Economic Forum publishes a report rating the world’s nations depending on multiple policy frameworks; Rwanda has consistently ranked ahead of the United States, due to a narrower income disparity between men and women.
Many nations do not have a wage gap since individuals are so impoverished that both males and females are required to work. They have restricted liberties in the available jobs, but this is considered better than the United States because the disparity is smaller.
Fox News: Biden's nominee for Comptroller of the Currency wants to abolish banks and once touted Communism's "virtues." pic.twitter.com/H49EV3yCQC
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 1, 2021
As I’ve already shown, the wage gap can be traced almost exclusively to the differences in job choices made by males and females; anything which can’t be explained that way cannot be decisively connected to prejudice.
Because it is determined by the average sum of money a woman makes at the end of the year against the normal or average amount a male earns, it is not a “wage” difference, but an earnings gap.
When the press attempted again in 2018 to harp on a discriminating wage disparity, The Atlantic confessed that pay disparity is completely due to women making different decisions than males, not a “wage” gap caused by discriminatory practices.
When apples are compared to apples and oranges are compared to oranges, women earn roughly the same as men. Whether they are fast-food workers making near the minimum pay (or business heads earning hundreds of thousands of dollars a year), women in identical industries with similar titles and qualifications make roughly the same as their male counterparts.