SALARY STUDY FINDS NO GENDER DISCRIMINATION
I recently stumbled across this article buried on page 36 of “Study This” magazine. I found it very interesting and informative,
April 31, 2016 CP International
A study by the Santa Monica Institute of SE has determined that previous studies claiming woman are paid less than men for similar jobs has been proven false. Morris Fenwick, Professor of the schools PC studies and a Social engineer expert says extensive surveys and data collected over a five year period has determined that gender discrimination does not exist as relates to pay for similar jobs.
“We have determined that pay discrimination does in fact exist, but it is not gender related. Our findings show that short people are paid on average .78 for every $1 earned by tall people.
The science is clear, workers who stand 5’ 7” or taller earn more money on average than workers who are shorter than 5’ 7”.”
Interestingly enough the study finds no salary discrimination for people above 5’ 7”. A six foot person earns about the same for a similar job as a 5’ 8” person. For those below 5’ 7” the pay inequity does not vary until the height of 4’ 6”. Apparently people below 4’ 6” are paid even less on average than 5’ 6” people.
Mr. Fenwick suggests that based on his study gender discrimination laws need to be revoked and laws should be aimed at the pay discrimination of short people.
“We could just take all current laws and substitute ‘Short People’ for ‘Women.’ It should really be quite simple.”
Fenwick goes on further to assert, “This study is a perfect illustration of how concentrating on the wrong factors can arrive at incorrect conclusions. Perhaps other common beliefs need to be reexamined. Is climate change really the result of carbon dioxide, or do higher temperatures cause retention of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere? Does lead paint effect peoples intelligence, or do only stupid people eat paint?”
Fenwick is currently petitioning the Government for funds to reevaluate these pressing questions along with many others.
As Fenwick says, “A fact is only something that has not yet been disproved.”