<i>can someone explain to me why we still allow women to be paid less for doing the same job as a man? </i> I'm sorry, but women who work the same hours for the same amount of time as men will more than likely make the same as men. The wage disparity between men and women comes from women occupying "job ghettos" ie low-paying jobs with minimal room for advancement. Secondly, most women take off a significant portion of time off to bear and raise children whereas men generally do not. Of course those are only two factors, but they seem to be the more salient reasons for wage disparity between the sexes.