#GAReads | Now it's official: you can't blame women for earning less than men
“Chicks earn 21% less than men because they’re afraid to speak up!” they’ll say. Thankfully, a recent study that uses data from Australian workers disproves that faulty logic. Researchers from universities in the US and UK found that both genders ask for pay raises with the same frequency. That’s right, women earn less because of good ol’ fashioned discrimination. It’s no surprise, since for most of history work cultures were created by men to help other men advance. The pay gap will only close once companies become environments that cater more to the female sex.