so i had what i felt was a clear understanding (inside myself) the other day. i was thinking about dating and salaries and how many organizations/corporations still don’t pay women equal wages as her male counterparts.
and then i thought about dating. and how i really still enjoy it when a guy pays for the outings. that doesn’t mean he should always have to, per se, but i think we’re living in a society that’s still stuck in/built upon the concept of a man taking care of his woman, or women. let’s just be honest.
so in that case, i see how organizations/corporations could justify feeling like they should pay men more - because men have more expenses in their efforts to take care of women.
while i understand this, i don’t agree with it for several reasons i probably don’t even have to say, but i’ll list a few just for hits and giggles (no that’s not a typo on “hits)
1 - some women don’t date men. so that just means you got two underpaid women. that ain’t right.
2 - many men insist upon not paying for entire outings, citing their reason as “women are too independent - they don’t need me, right???!?”…. and i get it. bruised egos account for more wars than not, so there.
3 - ok i get if a guy takes me out on a date and pays for it all, he needs money to do so, but i take myself out as much as or more than i get taken out by guys. which means i need money with which to do so. so, yea.
ok 3 seems like enough. there are deeper reasons but you get it. it ain’t right, and i also don’t think it’s ok. but we are indeed making it anyway.