This topic is one of controversy and might be sensitive/offensive to some so lemme start by stating that I base my argument on something I learned (perhaps slightly related to a different field) in my second year of Applied Mathematics known as logic.
I'm not saying that women should get paid less than men. I'm just placing a suggestion on the table purely for humorous purposes to entice further reader discussion on the issue.
A few days ago I went on about the 10th date with a women. The evening started with a movie (Confucius, great movie) followed by dinner. The dinner was quite expensive too. Peri Peri roast beef makes one quite thirsty, suffice to say we headed to the cozy little
bar on the corner for a couple (which soon turned into more) of drinks. The total cost for the one night was about RMB 2000.
I'm sure you all see where I'm heading. That expense was for one night of the week only! I have to add it was worth every cent! Now, visualise how much it costs me given we go out twice a week.
If I invite someone out to dinner or drinks, I always take care of the bill.Lemme tell you why. Society dictates that, in general, men should pay the bill. It's considered gentlemanly on our part and shows that we are adequate providers. (I'm not cheap, I really
don't mind paying the bill)
So, my logical mathematical conclusion on why men get paid more than women is as follows. I think that as long as society pushes men to pay the bills, then society should also expect that men will earn more money than women in order to compensate for the extra
expense. It is society's way of balancing out both genders' chequebooks.
What we should ask ourselves is, 'Is the glass half-full or half-empty?' Alternately, 'Should women get paid less than men or should men get paid more than women?'
I'm not saying women should get paid less than men. But as long as men are expected to pay for everything, they should get paid more. If not, men would have negative balances in their chequebooks. Let's call a spade a spade, if it's sexist for us to believe
that men should make more money, then it's also sexist to expect men to pay for everything. And if you truly believe that it's OK for women to pay the bill in such cases - lemme assure you not only would you be labelled as a cheapskate but also will you find
yourself alone in bed that very night clinching your palms gently between your thighs!
Food for thought, eagerly awaiting for you to lemme know what you think of this absurd suggestion!