Discrimination against women in the workforce also plays some role in women earning less. Concerns that women will spend more time away from the office, or may underperform creates a situation where it’s difficult for women to achieve the most advanced and highly paid positions.

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Constant Suppression

Another anti feminist fallacy is the notion that women are reluctant to ask for more money. Female employees are consistently depressed in a workplace that still equalizes masculinity with competence, which is the reflection of a society that expects the female workforce to prioritize their families over leadership positions.

Bottom line: Equal pay for equal work

What’s expected out of the companies to reduce the gender pay gap is that it can help narrow the gap with work-from-home frameworks and provide a work culture that evaluates the employees based on their productivity, rather than number of hours they put in. More men should be given caregiving duties so their female partners can work effectively in both the spheres, as a mother and a professional.

– by Naina Mishra of Newsgram. Twitter @Nainamishr94