The other day they was a rally for equal pay for women. I'm all for women having equal pay, for the same job and the same experience. The problem I have is this: Mathematics. The figure most often quoted by lobbyist is something like "the average woman's wage is 18% lower than men's". In my mind this is a false comparison. The fact is many women do not have career aspirations. They hold a job to get cash, before getting married. Other women are career minded up to the point they decide to have children, then they either never return to work or if they do it is years later and they thus have a significant hole in their experience. All of this drags the value of the average statistic down. The only way you can correct this is pay women more than men for the same position/experience. Thus trying to make woman's pay equal you must disadvantage men.