Closing the work gap

Be careful what you wish for. The top ten countries with the lowest male-female labor force participation gaps:

  1. Togo
  2. Rwanda
  3. Burundi
  4. Tanzania
  5. Congo
  6. Laos
  7. Myanmar
  8. Sierra Leone
  9. Malawi
  10. Uganda

This suggests advocates might like to do well to reconsider whether closing the wage gap is truly an objective worth pursuing.

“Gee, Jane, isn’t it swell that we both make exactly the same wages now?”

“Well, Bob, as you know, it’s tough to make it on five cents per day.”

“But we have this lovely mud hut! And each other!”

“Yeah, about that, Bob. Human Resources told me that all monoracial heterosex is rape. So I’m going to need you to move out. Shaneeqwa from Marketing is moving in, and, by the way, Payroll is going to send three cents of your daily wages to me starting tomorrow.