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The Daily Wire takes on Tanya Plibersek, says she does women a disservice when she paints them as victims.

The Daily Wire has responded to Tanya Plibersek’s ridiculous attempt at proving the gender wage gap.

Plibersek posted on Twitter earlier this month arguing, “A person with a Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education (where about 98% of workers are women) earn around $20/hour when someone with a Certificate 3 in Metal Work earns around $40/hour. That is gender-based discrimination.”

Daily Wire Senior Editor Ashe Schow responded: “Plibersek is comparing the same level for different jobs. Early childhood education — to have that as a job — does require knowledge, but it is far different work (obviously) than metal fabrication, which requires technical skills, sometimes artistry, and often risk of physical harm. Early childhood education does not. That is why the pay is so different.”

“Neither of the two professions she describes are gender-exclusive,” Schow added. “Women can be metal workers – they choose not to. Men can work in early childhood education — most choose not to.

“Plibersek does women a disservice when she paints them as victims when they are not, and she fails her own discrimination standard when she suggests metal workers should not be valued so much.”


An Australian politician thought she had the perfect way to prove that discrimination was the cause of the gender ?wage? gap, but her attempt fell flat on its face.


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