The pay gap between men and women exists—don’t be fooled by people like Dennis Prager.
Prager, who founded PragerU, a non-profit organization that creates content on political and economic issues from a conservative viewpoint, recently tried to convince TikTokers that the pay gap does not exist.
PragerU posted a video to the sharing platform that was rightly met with much consternation and skepticism—and eventually deleted altogether.
In particular, one TikTok user who happens to have an economics degree, dismantled Prager’s video.
James Rey, who explained to Bored Panda that he dislikes Prager because he “spews very hateful unfounded rhetoric to his audience” and contributes to the spread of “disinformation.”
Rey says that he chose to get a degree in economics because at first he wanted to get into investment management. However, once he became more left-leaning, he preferred to use his degree to help “educate people on disparities present in our society.”
In his video, Rey explains his credentials: he’s got a degree in Economics and part of his degree was “spent studying disparities in pay between men and women in labor markets.”
He says that one reason is customer bias, which means “if you have a customer who would rather work with men than women in a given business, an employer understands that and is more likely to hire men as a result.”
The second reason is that “sometimes hiring managers have biases.”
Then, Rey closes his argument: “So yeah, Dennis could probably figure this out with a 15 minute Google search but he’d rather be a j*ck*ss and say sh*t on TikTok.”
In the Bored Panda interivew, Rey remarked that TikTok is probably not the best platform for people with views like Dennis’: “TikTok is…not fun for conservatives but particularly not for those like Dennis and I think the overall political TikTok community response has been a mixture of either attacking and mocking him and his positions or outright ignoring him so as to not give him attention,” Rey said.
But TikTok is a great place for Rey, who has been asked to get into even more detail about the issue of the pay gap.
Keep the education coming!
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