Why Blaming the Wage Gap on Women ‘Not Picking High-Paying Jobs’ Is Bullsh*t

Ever come across this excuse for the wage gap? The idea that women just don’t pick jobs that pay well might make sense – until you see the real facts behind these supposed trends.

This comic breaks down the idea of “women’s work,” where these gender-based ideas come from and what the impact is. Find out why it’s not the job of women to get better jobs if they want better pay – and what solution we should seek instead.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Ronnie Rene Ritchie is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism, an illustrator, and storyteller working out of Peterborough, Ontario. Since graduating from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon with a BFA in Illustration, Ronnie has had work featured in galleries and sex shops across North America, and their autobiographical webcomic, GQutie, has seen its popularity soar online. Learn more about GQutie, Ronnie’s illustration, or follow them on Twitter @ronithebear.