I didn’t see that as sexist, necessarily, but just as a way for the employer to not be caught paying some people more than others.
Over time, it became clear that work was gendered. Boys made pizza, girls made pasta. Were pay rates also gendered? Possibly.
If you think the women in your life are not treated equally in workplaces, you are not paranoid. Enjoy the infographic detailing the nature of how employers oppress women, with US-focused data.
If you knew about all the content on this chart, congratulations, you’re well positioned to pursue human rights!
And if you’re an enterprising Canada with graphic design skills, you could probably put a similar piece together, garnished with plenty of maple leaves and beavers.