I don't think that statistic was specifically for flight attendants but a comparison of wages between men and women across all professional fields.
Well even then he'd be wrong. Anyone who seriously believes there is a wage gap in the double digits has lost their marbles.
I'm going to guess you like Fox News. "In the U.S., the pay gap between men and women is 21.4 percent, meaning that women earn, on average, about $0.79 for every $1 a man earns. " https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/the ... -new-study
Various airlines in the UK have to report their gender pay gap.
British Airways reports a 35% pay gap (mean wage) or a 10% pay gap (median wage).
Ryanair reports a 72% pay gap (mean wage) or a 67% (median wage).https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news ... le-pilots/
You can argue over the causes of the wage gap, and if done well that's an interesting discussion. But I'm going to believe Fox News, British Airways, and Ryanair that the wage gap is double digits.
Factoid #1: In the UK, the airline industry has a larger wage gap than the economy as a whole (median wage basis).
Factoid #2: British Airways employs an almost equal number of men and women, 46 per cent female, 54 per cent male.
Factoid #3: I made a new topic because I didn't want to thread-drift the old topic.
Not matter how you massage those numbers, it is and remains a fake narrative.
The term "gender pay gap" and the ubiquitous virtue-signalling media frenzy which accompanies it implies that women are paid less for the same job
. This simply is not true, and has not been for many decades - at least in more advanced societes.
We can have all the discussions in the world about why women choose not to
become pilots, why they choose not to
become engineers, why they choose not to
become software developers, why they choose not to
pursue management positions, why they choose not to
work full time, etc. Regardless, in my life experience, it is neither true that a) society makes it more difficult for women to advance in the workplace nor that b) women are paid worse for the same job.
This hasn't been true at least
for the last 20-25 years, which is the extent of my personal experience in the working world.
In fact, at least for this long, if anything women seeking a career were treated better than men in very many places. I could talk at length about the extra support, numerous exceptions and outright preferential treatment female students have enjoyed already for decades in STEM academia (from undergraduate all the way through obtaining professorships) in the west, for instance. I have personally witnessed this (massively) preferential treatment at several universities on multiple continents. As another example, I was myself involved in organizing university "girls' camps" to attract young women to technical fields in the second half of the 1990 already (i.e., >20 years ago). Nonetheless, the share of female students, graduates and professionals in these fields remains well below average. Is this society's fault? Men's? What more can one do than basically beg young women on one's knees to choose these fields - and then hand over a degree to them regardless of whether they're competent or not?
Right now I am working at a large employer which has now taken to openly stating internally that female applicants applying for management positions will always be preferred as a matter of principle, no matter their CV or qualifications. Seriously, what more can one do? BTW, my female colleagues themselves are highly embarrased by - and generally opposed to - these measures.
Seriously, what we are witnessing here has nothing to do with injustice or societal dysfunction. It has, however, everything to do with the political left a) trying to re-enact their grandparents' battles from the 1950s and b) trying to (re-)invent (new) vulnerable minorities which need protection. Seriously, the left has won virtually all of their socio-cultural battles during the last 50 years, and justifiedly so. Their children and grandchildren are now on the verge of gambling these achievements away by constantly inventing new, non-existing "gaps" and "injustices" against which a revolution is necessary. Just give it a rest or you'll risk ending up losing the (necessary and justified) progress which was made.
Am I cured? Slept 5 hours on last long-haul flight...