SAN DIEGO, Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Coalition For Men (NCFM) calls on Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and all other candidates to be honest about the gender "pay gap." Claiming that women "earn less" without explaining why is misleading and dishonest. The Department of Labor funded a study that showed the pay gap is mostly due to choices, not discrimination. http://commons.wikimannia.org/images/Gender_Wage_Gap_Final_Report_2009.pdf
Before women get married and have kids, they earn the same as men, and are also beneficiaries of quality of life choices that favor health and longevity as reflected by statistics on industrial deaths. After having kids, women make additional quality of life choices different from males, such as more flexible hours and less managerial positions. Women have more options than men when it comes to being primary parents. In fact, over half of female graduates of Stanford and Harvard left the workforce within 15 years of entry into the workforce. This is not an option for most men. http://edition.cnn.com/2005/BUSINESS/03/15/optout.revolution/
Men are either primary breadwinners or on the streets. Consequently, they make the vast majority of homeless adults, job-related deaths, suicides, and incarcerated persons.
Women who were never married and are childless earn more than their male counterparts. And as corporate executives, women now earn more than men. http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/11/07/us-boardroom-women-idUSN0752118220071107?feedType=R
NCFM calls on the candidates of both parties to be honest and tell the whole truth about the gender pay gap as well as the many gender inequalities that men face in our society, not just in terms of homelessness, workplace deaths, and suicides but also systematic sex discrimination in child custody, criminal sentencing, public health policies, and more.
Contact: Marc Angelucci, (626) 319-3081, Email
NCFM is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization advocating for equal rights for males since 1977. www.ncfm.org
National headquarters, 932 C Street, San Diego, California 92101
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SOURCE National Coalition For Men