Why the Wage Gap Is Very Real But Shouldn’t Be – Desi Lydic Womansplains | The Daily Show

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Published on January 5, 2020

Desi Lydic womansplains the gender wage gap, highlighting the motherhood penalty women face after having children and the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team’s fight for equal pay. #TheDailyShow #DesiLydic #DesiLydicWomansplains

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  • Phantom Lancers 2 years ago

    lebron james got pay much2 more than other basketball player. #paygap

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  • Phantom Lancers 2 years ago

    male pornstar got pay much less than the female. #genderpaygap

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  • Ben Den 2 years ago

    The gender pay gap is way more complicated than the way it is presented. Check out this link done by a woman by the way.
    https://youtu.be/KfDynQFUHys

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  • Cestélle 2 years ago

    “Men’s rights” talk in the comment section… yikes, not a good look.

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  • mary jones 2 years ago

    very well said, ty ms lydic. the difference is indeed real. not only did i make a lower salary than my male counterparts but on bonuses too. with a dramatically better yearly evaluation, i still routinely got a much lower bonus. often their bonus was nearly double mine, while i had a better rating in quality and quantity of work, taking much less sick time, and a better attitude per the eval. i had to just grin and bear it. retirement was a great gift, just to get out of that trap. oh, and one man also got a higher pension and higher social security payments than i, as he earned more money for the same job, and i worked there 2 years more than did he. i had children, he never married or had children. hang in there, fight for what you deserve.

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  • Eric Joseph 2 years ago

    Great work on this article

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  • pamp 2 years ago

    https://www.denverpost.com/2019/07/29/us-women-soccer-paid-more-than-men/

    Women’s soccer team paid more than men’s, despite men’s soccer team selling more tickets

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  • Grugger_Nut 2 years ago

    Pretty epic just wish it was a little more sourced still 100% agreed

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  • Szentatyaisten 2 years ago

    lol
    Sure, the Women’s soccer team made more money and played for a bigger audience, XD!
    Nobody cares to watch them and they don’t generate anywhere near the revenues as the men’s team, because of that. Also, as good as they are in their own tournaments, it showed a lot about the overall difference between them when they won the world cup and right after that got absolutely annihilated by some rando highschoolers.
    Anyways, right after making the single good point in actually for once admitting to the wage gap not being women being paid less for the same, but right after that going with motherhood penalty and fatherhood bonus, like it’s not obvious that the men’s earning gets higher because they are taking up more work so they could support their wives who don’t have an income during pregnacy… and then of course doing the political lobbying right after that.
    Don’t get me wrong, I agree that the government should provide such things, I just dislike it when political agendas are put in marginally related stuff, but it’s election year, so no surprise.

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  • carme jan 2 years ago

    true they are really stink

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  • Batman 2 years ago

    It got nothing to do with being men or women in soccer
    They simply have more attention world wide thus men earn more
    There’s no true soccer fan wants to watch woman’s world cup over the men’s world cup. This should make my point

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  • Kunal Pandey 2 years ago

    and please be kind enough to explain why work place deaths are 92% men..it should be 50 50

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  • Dr Gutowski 2 years ago

    The soccer team example has been proven to be BS
    The women’s team actually takes home a higher percentage of the proceeds than the men’s team
    It is just that everyone wants to watch the men play and almost no one cares about women’s soccer
    You can’t take money that isn’t there, as much as you wish you could
    PS. It might have something to do with that pro women’s team losing to a bunch of teenage boys too

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  • MegaWeitzel 2 years ago

    Yes the US needs parental leave but that won’t fix the “wage gap”
    In germany we heave 3 months forced leave + 36 months of parental leave with 14 months of those paid. And we still have about the same wage gap. You know what we do about that? Nothing because if you adjust for profession choice, work hours, experience etc… that gap shrink to 2%

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  • John Public 2 years ago

    i’d love to smoke a joint with Desi

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  • Batman 2 years ago

    Porn star me make less money than porn star females
    That’s unfair they do most of the work

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  • Valerie Vedette 2 years ago

    This is what people mean when they say the wage gap doesn’t exist. It doesn’t mean a boss clearly chooses to pay his female employee less. She explained it well.

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  • Krasus Dumat 2 years ago

    Let me sum this up for the people who still don’t understand, women don’t get paid less to do the same work. The reason she is asking for maternity leave is that she knows this very fact because of individual choices between men and women. Also, men’s soccer brings in more viewership then women’s soccer, which is another narrative that’s dead. Men make more when their wives are having children because they tend to do more hours to support their partner. Now a woman that works the same time and hours that men do actually make more not less but that would be an inconvenient truth. I can agree that the workforce can change to accommodate female choices in lifestyle but please stop selling a falsehood that women make less than men doing the same work.

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  • Batman 2 years ago

    I think I love you. You blond bitch ❤️

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  • scar _02 2 years ago

    Imagine playing against Germany, Portugal, Colombia just to be overshadowed by women’s team

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