What is everyone's thoughts on the "pay gap"? Do you think it's a myth, that it exists, or do you think it's a case-by-case basis? I think it's case-by-case since I have personally known women who complained about making less than their male co-workers despite not working as many hours as them and not having as many qualifications and I wanted to smack the living daylights out of them. Let's not forget that minority women make less than white women. I think the real problem evolves from the fact that in an enormous amount of cases, women are less likely to be given an equal shot at their careers as men are. Young girls who show "executive leadership skills" are more likely to be chastised for this and called "bossy" or "bitchy" than boys are. This starts very young and certainly doesn't help their chances of wanting to pursue leadership positions or be a strong force in the classroom (and later the workforce). Women should be given an equal chance, encouragement, and support from the start of their lives to pursue their careers aggressively and without hesitation. Meaning that if a woman wants to be in a male-dominated profession (engineering, culinary arts, technology, etc), she shouldn't have to deal with discouraging sexism along the way. That's just my 78 cents on the whole thing.