http://www.aauw.org/research/the-simple-truth-about-the-gender-pay-gap/ Let's assume, for a moment, that it is true that women are not paid as much as men for performing the same amount/quality of work. Would it make sense, then, to force employers to pay them more? The answer is no. Why? It would be bad for the environment. More money in the hands of the average citizen means more consumption, and more consumption means more environmental degradation. Keep in mind that women already consume more than men do, especially environmentally-sensitive products that contain paper, cotton, etc. -And- If you are not a believer in protection of the environment, even so, resource consumption is a bad thing. There's only so much oil and so much fertile land on the planet. This is not a sustainable path. We need a sustainable economy built on common sense values. Women's rights is not one of them.